In Pre-K, we focus on learning through play while allowing opportunities for creative expression and child development. Incorporated in the learning is print knowledge (ie, parts of a book- front cover, back cover, spine, table of contents, title page, the author writes the words and the illustrator draws the pictures, reading from left to right and top to bottom, beginning, middle, and ending of a story, asking higher order thinking questions to teach children to always question during their reading for better comprehension), rhyming word recognition, and using letter sounds to spell words, and sound blending to begin reading.
Math focus is on patterning and number sense. Learning to recognize which number is larger and smaller and how do they know?.We focus on simple addition/subtraction and simple word problems, one to one correspondence in counting (ie, making sure they slow down and count each object for accuracy, subitizing (ie. just by looking knowing how many are there rather than always counting, and counting on (if you have 5 objects, you don't have to count those 5, just count on). There are many creative ways to do these things in play without making it seem like work or a chore. Use items from nature like sticks, pinecones, acorns, etc. Explore textures and using the 5 senses to observe and explore nature. Remember to always make it fun & allow for curiosity and exploration!