Youth Village preschool curriculum is Big Day for Pre-K. It provides integrated learning opportunities and introduce children to new vocabulary, concepts, and skills.
BIG EXPERIENCES provide integrated learning opportunities and introduce children to new vocabulary, concepts, and skills.
- Relevant Themes – Big Day’s multi-tiered model revolves around eight relevant and child-friendly themes that broaden as the year progresses.
- Weekly Big Ideas – Using these themes as an anchor, children are guided through four weeks of instruction on each theme. Each week is centered around a Big Idea designed to engage children.
- Social-Emotional Development – Based on research demonstrating the importance of integrating social-emotional development into preschool curriculum, social skills are interwoven into every activity.
The curriculum also ensures kindergarten readiness.
Every lesson includes developmentally appropriate practices designed to elicit input and increase engagement levels.
Based on research correlating social-emotional development to academic achievement, a social-emotional focus for each theme is embedded into the instruction.
An extended activity is worked into each learning center period, using purposeful, instructional play as their basis.
Daily math and writing instruction introduces children to math vocabulary, problem solving, and basic writing skills.