The Core Knowledge Sequence is a set of model guidelines describing fundamental competencies and specific knowledge that can provide a solid, coherent foundation for later learning in Kindergarten and beyond. The following focus areas are a base for the B.E.E. Curriculum for Preschoolers and Pre-Kindergarten:
History (Time) and Geography (Space) • Science and Sensory
Social and Emotional Development • Music and Art Appreciation
Everyday Mathematics® is a comprehensive Pre-Kindergarten through grade 6 mathematics program developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project and published by McGraw-Hill Education. The developers of the program believe that it is crucial to begin laying the groundwork for mathematical literacy at an earlier age, and therefore created their program in a “spiral” concept. This simply means that each grade (Pre-K – 6) is exposed to the following content strands: Numbers & Numeration, Operations & Computation, Data & Chance, Measurement & Reference Frames, Geometry, Patterns, Functions and Algebra.
Bridges Mathematics is a comprehensive Kindergarten through grade 5 mathematics program that equips teachers to fully implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in a manner that is rigorous, coherent, engaging, and accessible to all learners. The curriculum focuses on developing students’ deep understandings of mathematical concepts, proficiency with key skills, and ability to solve complex and novel problems. Bridges blends direct instruction, structured investigation, and open exploration. It taps into the intelligence and strengths of all students by presenting material that is as linguistically, visually, and kinesthetically rich as it is mathematically powerful.
Handwriting Without Tears®
Handwriting Without Tears® is an award-winning program developed in response to an overwhelming request for hands-on teaching materials and strategies to make learning both fun and easy for Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students. It utilizes a multi-sensory approach that addresses different learning styles and invites active participation while teaching the easiest skills first and then building on that knowledge. There is no assumption of prior knowledge, which allows for every child to succeed.
Developed at Colorado State University in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Food Friends®
is a highly researched program designed to promote healthy eating habits and enhance gross motor development among preschool children ages 3-5 years. Beginning in preschool, we incorporate Fun with New Foods®
; a program that encourages children to try healthful new foods. In Pre-Kindergarten we add the physical education program Get Movin’ with Mighty Moves®
that teaches the importance of movement and coordination.