Pre-K / Kindergarten

The Pre-K & Kindergarten Program

 

The Pre-K and Kindergarten programs provide a safe, happy and nurturing atmosphere with an accelerated curriculum that is individualized to meet each child’s social, emotional and academic needs. Each child will experience a loving, stable and nurturing relationship in a supportive environment that promotes their physical, emotional, and cognitive development. All Pre-K and Kindergarten Students are exposed to two foreign languages (Mandarin and Spanish), participate in the High Touch High Tech Science Program, use technology (smartboard, tablets, computers), and also participate in the Fine Arts Program which includes dance class, music class and the end of year on stage production. In addition, the school schedules field trips for this age group throughout the school year which are an extension of the classroom. The students also have time to play in the indoor play space area onsite at the school or at the park (weather permit).

 

The LHLC Pre-K and Kindergarten program students are divided into classrooms by age group and each group focuses on following academics and curriculum:

 

Three & Four Year Old Students:

 

NOTE: Curriculum is individualized for each student and the classroom is broken into 2 or 3 different level groups (Beginning, Middle &/or Advanced) for Math, Reading and Writing when necessary.

Curriculum For Three & Four Year Olds

  • Geometric Shapes (Rhombus / Trapezoid / Pentagon / Hexagon, & Basic Shapes)

  • One to One Correspondence

  • Numbers (1-50 minimum)

  • Pre-addition

  • Single Digit Addition

  • Single Digit Subtraction

  • Counting by Groups

  • Time concepts

  • Money Concepts

  • Fractions

  • Science

  • Simple Machines

  • Life Cycle Development (Chickens/Tadpoles/Caterpillars)

  • 5 senses

  • Colors

  • Number Stories

  • Critical thinking Skills

  • Problem-solving Concepts

  • Cooking Class

  • Logic & Reasoning

  • Cause and Effect

  • Puzzles

  • Patterns

  • Classifying Objects

  • Pre-Writing, Tracing  & Writing

  • Site Words

  • Vocabulary

  • Word Families

  • Blends

  • Alphabet

  • Phonemic Awareness

  • Drawing

  • Coloring

  • Opposites

  • Sequencing

  • Ordinal Numbers

  • Analogies

  • Self Help skills

  • Global Enrichment

  • Cultural Awareness & Appreciation

  • Foreign Language- Spanish Immersion Class

  • Sensory & Motor Development

  • Language Arts

  • Calendar

  • Storybook Classics

  • Nursery Rhymes

  • Art / Painting / Clay

  • Music & Movement

  • Water Play

  • Dramatic Play

  • Animals & Animal Sounds

  • Methods of Transportation

  • Fruits & Vegetables & Food Groups

  • Gross Motor Skill Development

  • Dance and Pre-Fit

  • Making New Friends

  • Calendar /Days of the Week / Months of Year

  • Show-N-Tell  Tuesdays

Four & Five Year Old (Pre-K & K) Students:

 

NOTE: Curriculum is individualized for each student and the classroom is broken into 2 or 3 different level groups (Beginning, Middle &/or Advanced) for Math, Reading and Writing when necessary.

Curriculum For Four & Five Year Olds

  • Site Words – Level 1,2,3

  • Reading Rebus Books & Reading series

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Vocabulary

  • Word Families

  • Blends

  • Spelling Bee

  • Written Spelling Test

  • Parts of Speech

  • Pre-Writing, Tracing  & Writing

  • Journal Entries

  • Alphabet / Vowel / Consonant

  • Phonemic Awareness

  • Basic Shapes

  • Geometric Shapes (Rhombus / Trapezoid / Pentagon / Hexagon, & Basic Shapes)

  • Critical thinking Skills

  • Instructions Using Pre-engineering tools/ & toys, Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toy

  • Problem-solving Concepts

  • Logic & Reasoning

  • Gifted Test Prep and Mock Testing Program

  • Kid Entrepreneurship

  • Character Building Workshop Program

  • Gratitude Program

  • Number Stories

  • Different Ways to make a number

  • One to One Correspondence

  • Numbers (1-100 minimum)

  • Count in Groups of numbers

  • Pre-Multiplication

  • Multiplication

  • Single and Double Digit Addition

  • Single and Double Digit Subtraction

  • Time Concepts

  • Money Concepts

  • Science

  • Annual Science Fair Project

  • Life Cycle Development (Chickens/Tadpoles/ Caterpillars)

  • Solar System

  • Matter- Solid/Liquid/Gas

  • 5 senses

  • Simple Machines

  • Colors

  • Cause and Effect

  • Puzzles

  • Patterns

  • Classifying Objects

  • Drawing

  • Coloring

  • Opposites

  • Sequencing

  • Ordinal Numbers

  • Self Help skills

  • Global Enrichment

  • Cultural Awareness & Appreciation

  • Foreign Language- Spanish Immersion Class

  • Sensory & Motor Development

  • Language Arts

  • Calendar

  • Storybook Classics

  • Nursery Rhymes

  • Art / Painting / Clay

  • Music & Movement

  • Water Play

  • Dramatic Play

  • Animals & Animal Sounds

  • Methods of Transportation

  • Food Groups

  • Gross Motor Skill Development

  • Dance and Pre-Fit

  • Making New Friends

  • Calendar /Days of the Week / Months of Year

  • Show-N-Tell Tuesdays

  • Social  Studies

  • Geography

  • Safety Curriculum and Protocols

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10126 South Western Avenue

Chicago, IL 60643
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