Our youngest learners are little treasures, shining brightly in our classrooms. The Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Little Treasures program is a developmentally appropriate, research-based Pre-K curriculum. It is designed to prepare your 3 and 4-year-olds for the academic and social demands of Kindergarten. Key Features include:
- Language, Language, Language
Designed to fill in children’s language gaps-basic, content, and rich vocabulary taught using the latest research techniques.
- Early Reading First
Daily lessons in the four key areas of Phonological Awareness, Alphabet Recognition, Print Awareness, and Oral Language
- Integrated Curriculum
Weekly lessons on Social Studies, Science, Math, and Music tightly linked to the unit themes.
- Social/Emotional Development
Meeting the social and emotional preparedness of your youngest learners for kindergarten.
Below is a link to the MMH website with helpful tools for families that want to do extra work at home with their learners.
Preschool/Pre-K Curriculum Themes
January: Animals Around Us
Children learn about taking care of pets and farm animals and how they grow and change.
Children learn about the wonders of nature and how changes in the weather affect plants, animals, and people.
March: Animals in the Wild
Children learn about animals that live in wild environments, how their habitats are different from those of pets, and what makes these animals special.
April/May: Heath & Fitness
Children learn how our body works and what it needs to stay healthy, such as eating properly, exercising, and maintaining proper hygiene.
June/July: Who We Are
Children learn about many things they can do and all the reasons they should feel good about themselves.
July/August: Making Friends
Children learn how to make friends and be good friends, and about the fun things friends can do together.
Children learn what makes a family, what families do together, and how family members help each other out.
Children learn about different kinds of food, where food comes from, and how food changes when you cook it.
November: Our Neighborhood
Children learn about the many people and places in their neighborhood communities, from farms to cities.
Children learn about different ways to travel in the air, on the ground, and through the water and how various vehicles are alike and different.