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Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum

River Road Child Care offers unique, integrated programs for both typically developing and special needs children.

Our pre-kindergarten program is broken into nine units, which each aim to teach early literacy, math, movement and life skills.

Unit 1 – I’m Special

  • Letters:  M,P,T
  • Numbers:  Sets 1 – 5
  • Patterning
  • Shapes:  circle, triangle, square, rectangle
  • Nursery rhymes: Peas Porridge Hot
  • Senses
  • Feelings
  • Body parts
  • Movement: Hokey Pokey

Unit 2 – My Home and My Neighbours

  • Letters:  S, A, N
  • Numbers:  Sets 0-10
  • Ordinal positioning
  • Shapes: oval, pentagon, octagon
  • Nursery rhyme: Sing a Song of Sixpence
  • Movement: The More We Get Together
  • Homes and families
  • Friendship
  • Neighborhoods

Unit 3 – Off We Go

  • Letters:  B, O, F
  • Numbers:  Review sets 0-10
  • Ordinal positioning
  • Shapes: sphere
  • Nursery rhyme: To Market To Market
  • Taking turns
  • Types of transportation
  • Car safety
  • Maps and globes

Unit 4 – Let’s Pretend

  • Letters:  D, R, C
  • Blending phonemes
  • Numbers:  11, 12
  • Shapes: cube
  • Nursery rhyme: Hey Diddle Diddle
  • Time: clocks/numbers
  • Hours
  • Real versus make believe
  • Daydreams

Unit 5 – Eating Healthy, Growing Strong

  • Letters:  H, I, J
  • Blending phonemes
  • Numbers:  13, 14, 15, 16
  • Shapes: cylinder
  • Nursery rhyme: Jack Be Nimble
  • Table manners
  • Measurement: weight and height
  • Healthy habits and the Canadian Food Guide
  • Exercise

Unit 6 – Let’s Go to Work

  • Letters:  L, E, K, G
  • Blending phonemes
  • Numbers:  17, 18, 19
  • Shapes: cone
  • Nursery rhyme: Old King Cole
  • Being kind
  • Community helpers
  • Citizenship

Unit 7 – How Does Your Garden Grow?

  • Letters:  W, V, U, Q
  • Numbers:  20
  • Numerical order to 20
  • Shapes: review
  • Nursery rhyme: This Little Piggy
  • Waiting and patience
  • Money: identifying penny, nickel, dime, and quarter
  • Measurement
  • Weather
  • Seeds and plants
  • Farms
  • Sight words: to, this

Unit 8 – Animals, Animals, Animals

  • Letters:  X, Y, Z
  • Numbers:  sets 0-10
  • Addition and subtraction: facts to 5
  • Nursery rhyme: Mary Had a Little Lamb
  • Sharing
  • Counting pennies, nickels
  • Measurement
  • Exotic animals
  • Endangered animals
  • Conservation and recycling
  • Site words: and, was

Unit 9 – Bugs, Butterflies and Spiders

  • Letters:  review
  • Blending phonemes
  • Addition and subtraction: facts to 10
  • Shapes: oval, pentagon, octagon
  • Nursery rhyme: Roses are Red
  • Money review
  • Measurements
  • Insects