WECP Curriculum Goals

  • Learn in an environment that fosters creative play and natural exploration
  • Build on problem-solving skills
  • Promote good communication through conversation and listening skills during class time and free play
  • Guide children in understanding how everyday print and symbols are meaningful and interpreted.
  • Explore letters and sounds using hands-on activities
  • Explore spatial awareness
  • Help children increase their large and small motor skills
  • Encourage cooperation skills through fair play, taking turns, respecting personal space and assist during clean-up time.

 

The 2’s Class

The focus at this age level is on socialization and co-operative play. In this developmental stage, children mostly engage in parallel play. Both teacher and parents help facilitate interactive play by taking turns and sharing. They learn the classroom routines and are encouraged to follow rules. They work on sitting in a circle during story time with an emphasis on sitting quietly and sharing ideas when appropriate. Other learning activities include arts and crafts centers, sensory table, singing, and dancing and free play. Most importantly, they learn that school is a safe and fun place to be.
 

The 3’s Class

Students continue to hone their social skills. They begin to interact more with their peers through pretend play and to form friendships. They are familiar and comfortable with classroom routines and understand classroom rules. Calendar time is introduced at circle time and continues throughout the year. They learn the months, days of the week, numbers and counting and the year. There is a daily art project and a variety of sensory activity centers and free play.
 
 

The Pre-K Class

The primary focus  is to prepare students for their transition into Kindergarten. They are encouraged to be more independent and self -directed through simple tasks like cleaning up and signing in on the daily sign-in sheet.  Circle time includes pre-academic activities such as:
 
  • Letter/sound of the week (they learn it in sign language as well)
  • Math activities like graphing, counting, patterns, and sequencing
  • Story time followed by discussion
  • Teacher guided science experiments
  • There is a special emphasis on empathy since friendships are extremely important for children at this age. This is an area where parent instructors are instrumental in helping parents and students navigate through the joys and complexities of  such friendships.
2's and 3's classes break for handwashing and snack time. This is followed by outdoor play / recess (weather permitting).