Curriculum

Wee Wisdom takes an integrated approach to curriculum and understands that the content areas of instruction are naturally interrelated.  Learning experiences both planned and informal will cover the following subject areas:

Gross motor skill development

Fine motor skill development

Language Arts activities

Mathematical activities

Science units

Social Studies units

Religion

Expressive arts:  music, art, and dramatic play

Perceptual activities

Technology

Physical education:  gym and games

Free play

  • There are two separate curriculums for Mini-Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten both based on PA learning standards. ( Tweeners, an advanced Pre-Kindergarten program for students wishing to complete a second Pre-Kindergarten year at Wee Wisdom is also available.  The students will be reading, adding, and subtracting by the year’s end.)
  • Language arts activities include an introduction to upper and lower case letters, phonemic sound awareness, and reading readiness skills.  Pre-kindergarten students will progress through printing the alphabet twice:  once with crayons- then with pencils- and be able to sight all letters from flash cards.
  • Mathematical activities include counting, number recognition, colors, shapes, and other preschool skills.
  • Our hands on science curriculum is based on nine monthly units geared for early learners.  We raise monarchs, frogs, and ladybugs; play with magnets and magnification; excavate dinosaur bones; erupt volcanoes; explore the Pablo Python animal unit to learn about animal growth, babies, camouflage, and classification; explore the five senses; plant seeds, and dive into the ocean.  All while making and testing a hypothesis in our monthly experiments!  New STEM activities will be offered this year.
  • Social studies is taught using nine themes:  families, our community, transportation, street signs, social interactions, occupations, foods around the world, people around the world, and homes around the world – as well as the Scholastic Reader.
  • We have two separate religious curriculums that focus on weekly Bible stories and age appropriate prayers both formal and informal in nature.
  • A wide variety of mediums are used in art including painting, cutting, modeling clay, stencils. . . Our lessons are based on the seven art elements:  line, shape, color,value, texture, form, and space. The Pre-Kindergarten class also studies many famous artists and replicates their work.
  • We feature extensive music and story time.
  • SMART Boards and IPads are used by the students on a daily basis. We incorporate technology into most of our lessons.
  • Our physical education program encourages gross motor skill development and coordination through seventy different activities:  parachute, obstacle course, ball skills. . . We also feature the Spark Program!

OUR ALL DAY PROGRAMS INCLUDE:

THIRTY WEEKLY THEMATIC UNITS WITH COMPLETELY SEPARATE BI-LEVEL ACTIVITIES TO INCLUDE BOOKS, GAMES, ART PROJECTS, SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS, SONGS, AND DRAMATIC PLAY.

WEEKLY COOKING LESSONS

PRESCHOOL AND PRE-KINDERGARTEN SPANISH

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