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A brief overview of concepts listed below is taught through the use of centers, teacher-directed, and student directed activities, large and small group experiences, and individual one-on-one time with peers and teachers. These concepts are taught throughout the daily curriculum throughout the school year. It is our goal to provide exposure to these and other specific concepts while challenging each child at their own instructional and developmental levels.

Young Toddlers: (12 to 17 months by 9/1)

  • Gross motor activities that promote large muscle control and development
  • Fine motor activities that promote small muscle control and development
  • Activities that develop sharing and cooperation skills
  • Activities that encourage and develop verbal and non-verbal language
  • Activities that model and encourage interaction with peers and adults
  • Explorative environmental learning and assimilation

Older Toddlers: (18 to 23 months by 9/1) *In addition to the young toddler listing

  • Introduction to basic colors, shapes, and numbers 1 to 5
  • Extension of gross motor and fine motor skills
  • Follow simple directions
  • Music and Movement activities to encourage cognitive, physical, and social development
  • Small and large group activities to create awareness of social parameters, spatial concepts, and critical thinking skills

Two-year Students: (2 by 9/1)

  • Extend find and gross motor skills
  • Follow multiple step directions
  • Small and large group activities to create awareness of social parameters, spatial concepts, and critical thinking skills
  • Activities that extend development of sharing and cooperation skills
  • Language and math readiness activities that support the concept of sequencing and ordering to lay a foundation for early reading and mathematics skills.
  • Activities that encourage students to function independently outside of home and grow in awareness of self, family, and others through school relationships.
  • Listen and discuss short stories
  • Introduction of letter recognition
  • Recognition and assimilation of colors, shapes, and numbers 1 to 10
  • Scripture memory verse within the large group
  • Weekly music and movement classes to encourage cognitive, physical, and social development

Three-year Kindergarten: (3 by 9/1)

  • Continued progression to promote gross and fine motor skills
  • Color and shapes reinforcement through practice, assimilation, and combinations
  • ABC recognition review and introduction of phonemic awareness
  • Number recognition 1 to 20 with counting and one-to-one correspondence
  • Graphing, sorting, sets, concepts, patterns, and math readiness skills
  • Experiential writing, development of name, letters, numbers, words, and dictated stories
  • Seasonal science, social, and health concepts
  • Sequencing and ordering in language and math experiences through activities, rhyme, and games to encourage early reading foundations.
  • Scripture memory verses
  • Weekly movement and music classes to encourage cognitive, physical, and social development
  • Computers in classroom to develop beginning computer skills

Four-year Kindergarten: (4 by 9/1)

  • Alphabet and phonics curriculum
  • Basic sight word recognition
  • Number recognition and counting
  • Graphing, sorting, sets, concepts, one-to-one correspondence, extensive patterns, time, seasonal, and basic math readiness skills
  • Experiential writing through sentences, creative stories, dictated stories, words, names, inventive spelling and proper spelling at each child's developmental stage
  • Science, social, and health concepts through unit study
  • Basic computer skills
  • Scripture memory verses
  • Weekly music and movement classes
  • Computers in classroom to develop beginning computer skills

Five-year Kindergarten: (5 by 9/1)
See Georgia State Kindergarten Curriculum Standards in addition to weekly spanish, art, music, movement, science, social studies, health, and computer skills

 
Kennesaw Methodist Children's Academy  •  1801 Ben King Road  •  Kennesaw, Georgia 30144  •  Phone 770-425-9277