Preschool Classroom

2123 words 9 pages
Janelle Conlin
Early Childhood Curriculum & Methods: ECE311
Instructor: Michael Walter
August 10, 2012

PRESCHOOL CLASSROOM Preschool classroom’s fosters an exploratory play environment for children ages four to five to prepare students for private school kindergarten courses and utilizes North Carolina kindergarten standards to develop curriculum. Cumberland County public school system does not have the best reputation for educating students and has created a need for more private schools. Currently, we only offer a preschool program but plan to expand into the elementary school ages. As the new school year approaches I will be redesigning the classroom environment and
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A few more indicators include communication, cognitive development, creative arts, science, and social studies. “High Scope teachers carefully label shelves and other storage and play areas, helping children to develop independence and responsibility but also providing prompts that reinforce key indicator concepts such as matching numbers with quantity” (Jaruszewicz, C. 2012). Activities that could be used as teaching methods under this theory in the core subjects are organized by enforcing daily routines. We have intentional teaching and use routines and transitions. As we play in centers we will have specific materials and items to play with that go along with the theme and then later for group or circle time are able to debrief the children and reflect to share the work. North Carolina has standards for kindergartners that I believe these should begin to introduced and practiced in preschool. To have a finer understanding and familiarity with math, science, reading, and the fine arts they are incorporated into the daily routine. "In Kindergarten, instructional time should focus on two critical areas: (1) representing and comparing whole numbers, initially with sets of objects; (2) describing shapes and space” (Common Core State Standards Initiative, 2014). During the preschool years the primary goal for numbers and operations is developing number sense. The fundamental


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