STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) is woven into the Mother Goose Time curriculum. A variety of tools and experiences are offered to support a robust, discovery-based learning.
Every lesson features a new STEAM Station, that children are encouraged to explore throughout the week. Science is everywhere in the world around us, and high-quality STEAM experiences encourage both critical and creative thinking to solve problems and make sustainable life choices.
We encourage creative expression in our students by providing activities such as painting, coloring, writing, making music, and making crafts. Creative expression helps children articulate their feelings and thoughts. They think critically about their world and practice visual communication. Children learn colors, shapes, and sounds during creative play.
Our program uses the curriculum to teach the basics in counting, number recognition, and number concepts. We strive to enhance your child’s knowledge of shapes, pairs, opposites, numbers 1–15, sequence of events, senses, seasons, weather, animals, countries, transportation, dot-to-dot, coloring, thinking and reasoning skills, listening skills, and more!
Letters & Phonics
We bring letters to life as children see, touch, hear, and play with different featured letter items every month. We practice sight words and word puzzles, so by the end of the year, preschoolers will have a deep understanding of the alphabet with an introduction to the Dolch pre-primary sight words.
Reading & Comprehension
Our monthly themes feature a new book that comes with a Storytelling Scheme and Character Pieces, along with an I Can Read book for each child to encourage emergent reading skills. Concepts of print are important because it teaches children how reading “works”. It can be viewed as the foundation to reading and writing. Concepts of print teach children at an early age how to orient themselves in terms of reading.
Scribbling, drawing and making continuous marks are the early stages writing. Your child will have many opportunities to develop eye-hand coordination and fine motor control with their Journal and Postcard activities, plus other projects and games focused on building emergent writing skills.