Academics

Time to Shine Preschool's curriculum is a very good preparation for elementary school.  We try our best to adjust the curriculum to the individual needs of the children whenever possible to ensure that each child is able to meet their full potential.  We use a combination of hands-on games, puzzles, books, and worksheets in order to reach each child's individual learning style.  We have listed the educational goals of each class below.

 

Threes class

  • Recognize all letters of the alphabet Dino dig
  • Recognize and pronounce most of the phonetic sounds of the alphabet
  • Begin to recognize which words begin with each letter by listening
  • Recognize and write their own names
  • Writing most of the letters of the alphabet
  • Counting numbers 1-20
  • Writing numbers 1-9
  • Sorting and matching by size, shape, and color
  • Knowledge of the days of the week and months of the year
  • Proficiency of gross motor skills
  • Proficiency at scissor cutting of lines and circles
  • Proficiency at gluing paper and other objects               
  • Coloring and painting within lines
  • Confidence in speaking in front of others and with adults Map
  • Social skills in playing and relating to other classmates
  • Ability to listen and follow directions

 

 

 

 

Pre-K class

  • Recognize and write their first and last names
  • Knowledge of all letters of the alphabet and phonetic sounds
  • Writing all capital and lower case letters of the alphabet
  • Recognize beginning and ending sounds of words sentences
  • Blending of phonetic sounds to make words
  • Beginning reading of simple words and sentences
  • Use of beginning reading books
  • Knowledge of rhyming words and opposites
  • Recognize colors and color words
  • Recognize number words one through ten
  • Ability to retell events in a story in correct sequence
  • Understanding of the difference in truth and make believe
  • Recognize and write numbers 1-100
  • Count to 100 by 1's and 10's
  • Simple addition and subtraction
  • Understanding and making patterns
  • Understanding concepts of "greater than" and "less than"
  • Proficiency of gross and fine motor skills
  • Proficiency at cutting, gluing, painting, and drawing within lines and free-style
  • Confidence in speaking in front of others and with adults Addition
  • Ability to listen and follow directions
  • Social skills in playing and relating to other classmates
  • Teamwork through working with other students to achieve goals