Our program focuses on the over all development of knowledge, skills and wholistic personal growth. Our lesson plans and methods, are arranged to envelop a wide spectrum of themes and activities.
Preschool Knowledge and Goals:
The goals will give the parents an idea of what our young students will be expected to know, be able to do and understand by the end of the preschool academic year. The goals are a guide for our teachers as they plan, assess student learning and communicate with parents regarding their child’s personal and academic growth.
Our main purpose is to facilitate an environment where children can grow mentally, physically and emotionally as a wohle person. As a preschool, we also find it critically important to prepare your child to enter into the first grade to meet the academic requirements of either a private of state elementary school in any international academic setting.
Subject and Skill Outline (Curriculum)
Native Language Skills:
- Reading Goals – Letter Recognition, Name Recognition
- Writing Goals – Penmanship practice with alphabet letters, Learning to write their own name
- Listening and Speaking Goals – Letter and Word Recognition, Comprehension and Usage
English as a Second Language:
- Social Setting Goal – Usage of English in a social interaction with Native English Speakers
- Classroom Setting Goal – Exposure to English in a daily comprehensive manner along with their Native Language
- Grand Motor Skills – Balance, Coordination, Flexibility, Agility….
- Fine Motor Skills – Eye to Hand Coordination, Handle of small instruments and tools……
- Communicative Skills – Pronunciation and Verbal Clarity
- Cleanliness – Learning to take responsibility for self cleanliness and upkeep; Learning to assist in the cleanliness of the classroom setting
- Nutrition – Encouragement of healthy eating habits
- Safety – Awareness of possible home, social and classroom hazards to avoid, Appreciation of the safety of other classmates
Number Recognition,Comprehension and Usage:
- Recognition – The ability to recognise individual numbers and numbers in sequence
- Comprehension – The ability to count fingers or objects from 1 – 10, Understanding and remembering their own age. Older children will be encouraged to count to 20 or more but do not have to go under intense number recognition with higher numbers
- Usage – The exposure and usage of numbers in a comprehensive manner with all subject matters, Realistic opportunities for number recognition, comprehension and counting in social settings
Letter Recognition, Comprehension and Usage:
- Recognition – The ability to recognise individual letters and eventually the recognition of letters in the alphabet sequence
- Comprehension – To understand that letters can form words important to their social of classromm setting
- Usage – The exposure and usage of letters and eventually new vocabulary words within all subject matters, Realistic opportunities to recognise and associate letters and words in social settings
The topic of science will be presented to the children as a complimentary subject with the topics of hygiene, physical fitness, weather and the environment.
Movement, Play and Exercise to better motor skills, strength, health, flexibility and endurance.
Exposure to the appreciation of musical rhythm and sound to assist cultural awareness, motor and social skills/Usage of music when learning language and pronunciation.
At this early age students will use art for the purpose of colour recognition, comprehension, association and usage, as well self – expression.
The aspect of drama will be used to help the children to begin to understand the difference between reality and imagination, self-expression and classroom illustration.
Community and Social Studies:
While at an early age the student will begin to see him/herself in retrospect to social settings and the world around them, the understanding of community helpers, Cultural and ethnic varieties and a sense of community responsibility as a young citizen.
The young students will learn how to work, play, cooperate and share with others around them in a polite manner, The use of behaviour will be on a praise method along with parental involvement and cooperation.
We focused on the relationships of children with their grandparents. We read stories from a book called “Lentilky pro dědu Edu” (Smarties for Grandpa Eda). (Could parents who have not supplied us with their and their parents´photos bring them to the school? We will copy them and return to you. Children will use them for their family trees).
We talk with children about what they like about their friends. The next step will be talking with individual children about what is important for them. Together we will try to find out how to manage situations that do not feel good.
“School before School I.”
A five-week program for preschool children starts in October: 50 work sheets training their memory, concentration, auditory and visual perception, expressing themselves, writing and counting. These materials come from the Prague Pedagogical-Psychological Advice Center. Thanks to these materials, children are getting used to the school working rhythm. The Program will lead them through different areas that are important for their future school performance. At the beginning of December, parents will receive information on progress and possible weaknesses as indicated by this program.