Pre-K Curriculum for Childhood Development
Our World at Their Fingertips Kindergarten Prep curriculum creates a developmentally appropriate learning environment that empowers children to succeed in kindergarten and beyond by inspiring confident, successful, lifelong learners.
Literacy Curriculum Language Works Growing pre-kindergarteners’ capacity to read, write, and communicate effectively. Math Curriculum Math Counts Teaching quantitative reasoning and problem solving skills in pre-kindergarteners. Science Curriculum Science Rocks Engaging pre-kindergarteners in complex and meaningful scientific learning.
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Language Works

At Bright Horizons, language, literacy and communication skills are embedded into all of a child's daily experiences. Our pre-kindergarten teachers create meaningful classroom experiences to help children use and build their growing vocabulary while developing the ability to communicate in increasingly complex ways, such as:

  • Identifying alphabet letters and some letter sounds and attempting to spell using his/her expanding knowledge
  • Initiating extended conversations with teachers and peers
  • Retelling simple events in sequence
  • Reading high-quality children's books
  • Exploring print materials such as instructions, recipes, menus, classroom signs, and non-fiction books
  • Writing in journals
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Math Counts

Pre-kindergarten students are enthusiastic mathematicians, engaging in math regularly as they build block towers, make patterns on canvas, complete puzzles, or measure the length of a shadow. Our pre-kindergarten teachers ensure children don't simply learn numbers by routine, but instead build mathematical understanding to solve real, everyday problems by:

  • Comparing and contrasting items by characteristics
  • Using segments of time such as an hour, minute, or second
  • Following complex directions in sequence
  • Estimating the number of seeds in a pumpkin or crayons in a box with increased accuracy
  • Solving simple number problems
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Science Rocks

As their cognitive and physical abilities develop, pre-kindergarteners are increasingly able to advance scientific reasoning, to develop and test their own theories, and to engage in long-term experiments. Our pre-kindergarten programs and curriculum build on children's prior knowledge to broaden their understanding of scientific disciplines, from physics to chemistry to earth science, by:

  • Participating in cooking projects
  • Testing the concept of gravity with small objects
  • Using an atlas or globe to study terrain differences
  • Participating in multi-skill experiments
  • Disassembling objects such as old roller skates and toy trucks
  • Working with teachers to research questions and solve problems using resources on the internet
Child Art Projects ArtSmart Guiding pre-kindergarteners in authentic art experiences to become budding masters of the arts. Social Responsibility for Kids Our World Developing a sense of citizenship and social responsibility in the world around them and globally. Kid's Nutrition Well Aware Developing the essential skills of healthy eating, exercise, safety habits, and self-esteem.
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ArtSmart

Pre-kindergarten is an ideal time to introduce children to increasingly intricate artistic experiences that enhance development in areas such as math, vocabulary, and problem-solving. Our pre-kindergarten teachers extend children's skills and knowledge through open-ended, meaningful, and process-oriented art experiences, such as:

  • Sculpting with clay and etching tools
  • Writing and illustrating books
  • Learning about musicians and playing instruments
  • Playing musical games that encouragement movement to different beats
  • Acting out an original story using costumes, props and masks
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Our World

Pre-kindergarteners are increasingly interested in the diversity of people, cultures, and the environment. Our pre-kindergarten teachers foster the development of all areas of children's emotional intelligence including interpersonal skills, compassion, acceptance, and personal responsibility, by:

  • Using favorite things to make "all about me" collages
  • Making get well cards for peers, teachers, or community members
  • Cooking diverse, healthy foods and listening to cultural music
  • Playing cooperatively in dramatic play areas
  • Having class jobs that require care of materials, plants, and pets
  • Setting up a classroom recycling station
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Well Aware

In pre-kindergarten, children are becoming more independent, increasingly responsible for their own choices and decisions, and are ready to start tending to their personal care and safety. Our pre-kindergarten curriculum encourages children to not only be aware of their physical wellness but to enjoy physical activities, eat healthy, and to take pride in their active bodies, by:

  • Planning and cooking a meal for a class event
  • Following instructional posters for personal care routines like handwashing
  • Playing soccer, running relays, or assuming yoga poses
  • Engaging in conversation with peers at meal times
  • Establishing class rules as a group