Early Childhood Center - ONE'S CURRICULUM

 

one's class

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Practicing Manners

1. Verbal name recognition
2. Verbal color recognition
3. Animal recognition and sounds
4. Singing alphabet
5. Circle time
6. Encourage appropriate word usage

MATH

1. Counting (using objects, fingers, toes, etc.)
2. Size (larger and smaller)
3. Shapes ( recognizing square, triangle, circle, rectangle)

SCIENCE

1. Seasons
2. Bugs
3. Zoo Animals
4. Farm Animals
5. Water play

HEALTH, SOCIAL, AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

1. Feelings
2. Sharing/Caring
3. Nutrition ( recognition and learning about foods)
4. Senses
5. Safety (following rules, not running, not hitting, etc.)
6. Respect
7. Responsibility (to self, class, others)
8. Watch out for strangers
9. Encourage independence ( able to feed self, hold cup with two hands, drink with assistance )
10. Imitates gestures (peek-a-boo, bye-byes, pat-a-cake)

BODY AWARENESS

One-year-olds are very curious about the human body. Having discovered their hands, feet, and mouth as a baby, they are now aware of their ears, eyes, elbows, arms, knees, and so on.
We provide opportunities like the ones listed below to help your child learn the names of his or her body parts.
1. Play simple pointing games and songs.
2. Name body parts as they wash their hands.
3. Play mirror games.

MUSIC

1. Rhythm and Beat
2. Clapping, marching, playing percussion instruments
3. Listening –
Echo clapping, recordings, music styles
4. Movement
Hopping, skipping, walking, snapping, swaying
5. Singing

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

In-room activities
Playing with balls
Working on large and small motor skills, Dance/Exercising
Stretching/ Reaching, Following the leader
Following simple directions (go to the chair, pick up the ball, listen)

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

It is common for active toddlers to demand a lot of personal attention. However, they will gradually be able to play alone for short periods of time if they are secure in the fact that their teachers are close by.

Toddlers play well near other children, but they have not yet developed the social skills to actively play with other toddlers. We find that children of this age love going on short walks, riding in buggies, and discovering the world.

PLAY

"Play" is merely the term adults attach to the activities of young children. In reality, a 1-year-old is busy seeking opportunities to learn about the objects in his or her environment. Children of this age are learning relationships; where things are located, which things go together, and what things do. A child is always watching and imitating the people (and possibly pets) around him or her. For instance, pretending to read, vacuuming, typing on a computer, or barking like a dog are just to name a few. Some of the play activities we encourage are:
1. Naming simple objects in picture books
2. Scribbling with crayons
3. Playing with toy cars, blocks, sand, and water
4. Playing with large push-or-pull toys
5. Fitting containers together