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World of Wonders Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum

Approaches to Learning

  • Initiative: Children demonstrate initiative as they explore their world.
  • Planning: Children make plans and follow through on their intentions.
  • Engagement: Children focus on activities that interest them.
  • Problem solving: Children solve problems encountered in play.
  • Use of resources: Children gather information and formulate ideas about their world.
  • Reflection: Children reflect on their experiences.

Social and Emotional Development

  • Self-identity: Children have a positive self-identity.
  • Sense of competence: Children feel they are competent.
  • Emotions: Children recognize, label, and regulate their feelings.
  • Empathy: Children demonstrate empathy toward others.
  • Community: Children participate in the community of the classroom.
  • Building relationships: Children build relationships with other children and adults.
  • Cooperative play: Children engage in cooperative play.
  • Moral development: Children develop an internal sense of right and wrong.
  • Conflict resolution: Children resolve social conflicts.

Physical Development and Health

  • Gross-motor skills: Children demonstrate strength, flexibility, balance, and timing in using their large muscles.
  • Fine-motor skills: Children demonstrate dexterity and hand-eye coordination in using their small muscles.
  • Body awareness: Children know about their bodies and how to navigate them in space.
  • Personal care: Children carry out personal care routines on their own.
  • Healthy behavior: Children engage in healthy practices.

Language, Literacy, and Communication

  • Comprehension: Children understand language.
  • Speaking: Children express themselves using language.
  • Vocabulary: Children understand and use a variety of words and phrases.
  • Phonological awareness: Children identify distinct sounds in spoken language.
  • Alphabetic knowledge: Children identify letter names and their sounds.
  • Reading: Children read for pleasure and information.
  • Concepts about print: Children demonstrate knowledge about environmental print.
  • Book knowledge: Children demonstrate knowledge about books.
  • Writing: Children write for many different purposes.
  • English language learning: (If applicable) Children use English and their home language(s) (including sign language).


  • Number words and symbols: Children recognize and use number words and symbols.
  • Counting: Children count things.
  • Part-whole relationships: Children combine and separate quantities of objects.
  • Shapes: Children identify, name, and describe shapes.
  • Spatial awareness: Children recognize spatial relationships among people and objects.
  • Measuring: Children measure to describe, compare, and order things.
  • Unit: Children understand and use the concept of unit.
  • Patterns: Children identify, describe, copy, complete, and create patterns.
  • Data analysis: Children use information about quantity to draw conclusions, make decisions, and solve problems.

Creative Arts

  • Art: Children express and represent what they observe, think, imagine, and feel through two- and three-dimensional art.
  • Music: Children express and represent what they observe, think, imagine, and feel through music.
  • Movement: Children express and represent what they observe, think, imagine, and feel through movement.
  • Pretend play: Children express and represent what they observe, think, imagine, and feel through pretend play.
  • Appreciating the arts: Children appreciate the creative arts.

Science and Technology

  • Observing: Children observe the materials and processes in their environment.
  • Classifying: Children classify materials, actions, people, and events.
  • Experimenting: Children experiment to test their ideas.
  • Predicting: Children predict what they expect will happen.
  • Drawing conclusions: Children draw conclusions based on their experiences and observations.
  • Communicating ideas: Children communicate their ideas about the characteristics of things and how they work.
  • Natural and physical world: Children gather knowledge about the natural and physical world.
  • Tools and technology: Children explore and use tools and technology.

Social Studies

  • Diversity: Children understand that people have diverse characteristics, interests, and abilities.
  • Community roles: Children recognize that people have different roles and functions in the community.
  • Decision making: Children participate in making classroom decisions.
  • Geography: Children recognize and interpret features and locations in their environment.
  • History: Children understand past, present, and future.
  • Ecology: Children understand the importance of taking care of their environment.


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