Our VPK Program
The curriculum for our pre-kindergarten groups is tailored to the developmental needs of those turning four years old by September 1st. The VPK curriculum introduces more advanced fields of
study under the assumption that the prerequisite goals of the Preschool Program have been met. Subjects include math, phonological awareness, oral language and vocabulary, literacy, print knowledge,
introductory science, the arts, music, environmental issues and social studies. Children are encouraged to explore these topics with guidance and on their own.
At the core of our curriculum lies the assumption that all children are inherently inquisitive. Through appropriate stimulation and encouragement, Lighthouse Academy and Child Development Center seeks to instill a love of learning in every child.
A daily routine gives children comfort and stability. Knowing this, we are careful to provide a steady framework for their daily activities that nonetheless allows for spontaneous events and activities.
Sample Weekly Lesson Plan
Here is a sample weekly lesson plan for the Pre-Kindergarten Program.
Show and tell
Read Aesop's fables
Sing "Skip to my Lou"
Read "Ugly Duckling"
Sing "I'm a Little Teapot"
Story time: what do your parents do?
|Reading and Writing|
|Spell your name using alphabet squares||Assign pictures to matching words||Write a letter to your parents||Learn about writing instruments||Write a short story|
|Math and Science|
|Simulate a day of shopping at the market||Sort shapes by type and size||Trace shapes, count the sides and name them||Arrange numbered squares in sequence||Compare Roman and Arabic numerals|
|Arts and Music|
|Use paint-dipped marbles on a canvas||Sing along with your song of choice||Experiment with various stamp pads||Instrument practice: the recorder||Use finger paint for a group painting|
|Count to ten in Spanish||Simulate a trip to Europe||Practice the Spanish alphabet||FIELD TRIP: Spanish-American Museum||Your name in different countries|
Have a look at the photo gallery below for a peek at some of our recent activities, and to get an idea of what our rooms look like.