Pre-K Curriculum


Matching: objects, symbols, shapes, patterns, etc.
Same and Different
Sorting by various attributes: color, shape, size Patterns: AB, AABB, ABC, and possibly AAB, ABB
Identify numerals 1-10 or more Counting objects to 10 or more
One-to-one correspondence of objects when counting
Sizes: small, medium, large (3 – 5 sizes)
Shapes: square, rectangle, circle, triangle, oval, hexagon, rhombus (diamond)
More, Less, Same
Time: Day and Night, Sand Timer
Weight: Example, what weighs more or less in a balance scale
Measuring with non-standard units


Exposure to alphabet: letter names and sounds Recognize, spell, write first name
Hold a pencil, marker, crayon correctly
Retell familiar stories Draw pictures and dictate sentences about stories and experiences Answer questions about stories
Repeat simple nursery rhymes and fingerplays
Phonological Awareness: rhyming, syllables, alliteration
Concepts of print: left to right direction, holding a book right-side-up Build new vocabulary
Build listening skills
Strengthen visual discrimination
Develop fine motor skills: play dough, scissors, writing utensils, Legos, etc.


Explore science tools: magnets, prisms, magnifying glasses, etc.
Experience the world through nature walks, gardening, and other explorations
Observe insect life
Observe plant growth
Observe weather and plant life during each season
Identify basic colors and explore color mixing
Make observational drawings and dictation
Explore the world with the five senses
Investigate animals, the homes they live in, the food they eat

Creative Arts

Explore a variety of art processes: painting, drawing, sculpture, weaving, collage, etc. Use a variety of art materials: crayons, tempera paint, watercolor paint, colored pencils, markers, oil pastels, art chalk, clay
Experiment with mixing paint colors
Sing traditional songs and songs that enhance the curriculum Participate in movement songs and dances
Use scarves, rhythm sticks, and bean bags to practice rhythms Use a variety of children’s instruments
Participate in dramatic play
Dramatize familiar stories
Act out the movements and sounds of animals

Social Skills

Practice problem-solving skills in social situations
Work in groups or with a partner on a variety of projects
Share classroom materials with the group
Practice using manners: please, thank you, excuse me, table manners Communicate his/her needs
Take care of his/her own basic needs: clean up, roll up nap pad, fasten clothing, use tissue as needed, etc.
State personal information: first and last name, age, school name, city, state, country Explore types of work and workers
Explore modes of transportation
Participate in projects to help others in need

Listen to Old and New Testament Bible stories
Learn Prayers-Sign of the Cross, Hail Mary and Our Father
Recognize that plants, animals, and human beings are God’s creations Recognize that God created families to love and take care of one another Learn about God’s love
Listen to stories of the life of Jesus
Learn Jesus’ teachings to love God and love others