Laurel's Preschool fosters a love of learning by providing a school experience that is rewarding, challenging, successful and fun. Our tremendous faculty encourages the development of imagination and individuality by allowing each child to choose a topic of study in which the whole class immerses for a week. Doing so ensures an environment where children feel their opinions are welcomed and valued.
A warm environment with open communication between children and their teachers leads to the development of both independence and the ability to interact with others. The hands-on, experiential curriculum promotes creative expression and social interaction; attention to the development of fine and gross motor skills; and emphasis on oral expression, letter and number recognition and memory stimulation.

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  • Language Arts

    Skills
    • Speaking in front of a group
    • Sharing experiences outside the classroom
    • Speaking with adults
    • Communicating thoughts to peers
    • Learning to make predictions in stories
    • Recognizing rhyming words in songs and stories
    • Expanding vocabulary
    • Recognizing patterns in literature
    Content
    • Sharing thoughts during group time
    • Exploring fiction and non-fiction literature on a daily basis
    • Journaling
    • Independent exploration of literature
    • Environmental print
    • Providing modeling for verbal expression of thoughts, needs and desires
    • Introduction to new vocabulary
    • Weekly library story hour
    • Recognizing upper and lower case letters and beginning letter sounds
  • Social Studies

    Skills
    • Functioning in a community
    • Self-help skills
    • Sharing and taking turns
    • Routines and schedules
    • Interest in other cultures and places
    • Separation
    • Awareness of self
    Content
    • Calendar
    • Daily schedule
    • Learning geography
    • Photo documentation
    • Routines
    • Sharing during group play time
    • Field trips
    • Presentation of varied cultures and traditions in the classroom
    • Introduction of foods from many cultures
  • Mathematics

    Skills
    • Counting
    • 1-to-1 correspondence
    • Patterning
    • Sorting
    • Classifying
    • Spatial relationships
    • Sequencing
    • Number recognition
    • Measurement
    • Directional cues
    Content
    • Calendar
    • Counting in a variety of settings
    • Manipulatives
    • Puzzles
    • Games
    • Graphing
    • Tally marks
    • Learning left and right
    • Art activities
  • Science

    Skills
    • Hypothesizing and making predictions
    • Learning to care for the environment
    • Drawing conclusions
    • Recognizing cause and effect
    Content
    • Observation of seasonal cycles
    • Experimentation
    • Caring for community through recycling, composting, planting and conservation of resources
    • Providing support through literature
    • Field trips to Butler Campus, recycling center, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Lake Farm Park, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, etc.
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