In the preschool classroom we utilize the Creative Curriculum coupled with our Second Step curriculum. As the children progress through the year they will be introduced to the Readiness & Writing portion of Hand Writing Without Tears.
Second Step Social Emotional Skills for Early Learning– This early learning program has been carefully designed to help guide children to learn, practice, and apply skills for self-regulation, and social-emotional competence. This program has four core program components: Weekly Theme activities, playing Brain Builder games, reinforcing skills and concepts, and engaging families.
Five chapters cover knowing Infants, Toddlers, and Twos, Creating a Responsive Environment, Responsive Relationships, Caring and Teaching, and Building Partnerships With Families.
Readiness & Writing– This is the core of Get Set for School. The handwriting component is based on more than 25 years of success with Handwriting Without Tears. Writing requires many skills that are essential for school: physical, language, cognitive, and perceptual. We use music, movement, and multi-sensory manipulatives to teach the core readiness skills including crayon grip, letter and number recognition, number and capital letter formation, and body awareness.