At Kiddie Junction Educational Institute, our PreSchool program incorporates our Creative Curriculum Continuum.
Each lesson plan follows an engaging and educational theme, which includes activities in areas such as art, music, math, literacy, science, as well as fine and large motor skill activities.
Our goal is by the time the children leave our PreSchool program, they meet objectives in all areas of development, including:
- Increase vocabulary and verbalize feelings and ideas
- Recognize numbers 1-10
- Recite the alphabet and recognize letters
- Know basic colors and shapes
- Know full name and recognize written names
- Learn positive health and hygiene procedures
- Climb up and down stairs
- Hop, jump and throw a ball
- Solve conflicts with adult assistance
- Refrain from acting out in physical ways
- Care for personal belongings of self and others
- Ability to use toilet independently
- Dress self with socks, shoes and coat
- Become comfortable using art materials
- Role-play in dramatic play settings
- Self-expression through active movement
Jolly Phonics is a fun and child centered approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics. With actions for each of the 42 letter sounds, the multi-sensory method is very motivating for children and teachers, who can see their students achieve. The letter sounds are split into seven groups as shown below.
Letter Sound Order: The sounds are taught in a specific order (not alphabetically). This enables children to begin building words as early as possible.
How does Jolly Phonics work?
Using a synthetic phonics approach, Jolly Phonics teaches children the five key skills for reading and writing. Complemented by Jolly Readers and Jolly Grammar, it provides a thorough foundation for teaching literacy over three years in school.
The five skills taught in Jolly Phonics
1. Learning the letter sounds: Children are taught the 42 main letter sounds. This includes alphabet sounds as well as digraphs such as sh, th, ai and ue.
2. Learning letter formation: Using different multi-sensory methods, children learn how to form and write the letters.
3. Blending: Children are taught how to blend the sounds together to read and write new words.
4. Identifying the sounds in words (Segmenting): Listening for the sounds in words gives children the best start for improving spelling.
5. Tricky words: Tricky words have irregular spellings and children learn these separately.
- A Nurturing & Caring Environment
- Breakfast, Lunch & Nutritious Snacks
- Weekly Themed Lesson Plans
- Alphabet, Numbers & Counting
- Math & Science Activities
- Daily Art Projects
- Field Trips
- Kindergarten Readiness Testing
We look forward to meeting you and your child!
Call us now at 847-827-5415 or stop in today and find out how
Kiddie Junction can make the most of your child’s early learning years!
Putting Early Education on the Right Track!