Mill Plain Children's Village Day School  15301 SE Mill Plain Blvd Vancouver, WA 98682;    Telephone:  360 253-2908

Tigard Children's Village Day School  10400 SW Park St. Tigard, OR 97223;    Telephone: 503 620-4010

CHILDREN'S VILLAGE DAY SCHOOL

Early Childhood Education                               Tigard & Vancouver Locations

ASSESMENT

AS YOUR CHILD TURNS 4

The emphasis is on countinuing emotional, physical and cognitive growth wile also developing social skills. Children are introduced to the idea of structured group learning for a portion of the day. Preschoolers learn letters, numbers, shapes, colors and skills such as using scissors and glue.

 

Our goal is to create a positive learning experience and to prepare children for a positive future. We use the "play at learning" theory as our base. With respectful guidance and a familiar schedule, we negotiate this playful world with the goal of building self-esteem, free expression and pre-social interaction.

 

Preschool Curriculum

The curriculum is based on open learning centers from which the children can choose activities. The curriculum includes: 

PRESCHOOL

CHILDREN FROM 30 MONTHS TO FOUR YEARS

The Team gives much thought to each child's readiness to "graduate" from one class to the next. We would like to expand the "window of time" during which children move up and focus more on issues of readiness than on chronology.

Gross Motor Skills:

   Creative movement

   Outside Play

 

Self-Help Skills:

   Toileting

   Dressing

   Grooming

 

Fine Motor Skills:

   Cutting

   Coloring

   Writing

   Painting

   Manipulatives

 

Social Skills:

   Responsibility for own actions

   Following directions

   Appropriate response to questions and comments

   Assertiveness (expressing feelings/emotions appropriately)

 

Cognitive Development:

   General knowledge and comprehension of:

   * body parts * shapes * colors * numbers * letters * directional/positional concepts

   * fostering creativitiy * science and discovery

Self-Awareness:

   Expressing emotions

   Appropriate behavior

 

Speech and Language:

   Being read to

   Picture books

 

Music:

   Listening

   Singing

   Playing

 

Exposure to Literature:

   Turning pages

   Reading center

RESOURCES

FOR YOU & YOUR PRESCHOOLER