Curriculum - St. Augustine Health Ministries

Curriculum

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The St. Augustine  Child Enrichment Center implements the Creative Curriculum which focuses on learning concepts, proper hygiene, independence, and respect of everyone.  In the Infant/Toddler rooms the curriculum is enhanced with Infant Toddler Guidelines.  The Preschool Curriculum is enhanced with activities to prepare your child for kindergarten, by focusing on the Early Content Standards.

Infants

(6 weeks-18 months old)

  • Sitting up
  • Rolling over
  • Crawling
  • Walking
  • Learn independence with feeding
  • Playing with toys that promote fine and large motor skills

Infants Plus (older infants):

  • Learning words
  • Associating words with objects
  • Introduction to letters, colors, numbers, and shapes
  • Basic sign language
  • Working on independence with feeding and using utensils

Toddlers

(18 months-3 years old)

  • Introduction to potty training (when child appears to be ready)
  • Exposure to reading and pre-writing skills
  • Detail fine motor activities to help support skills needed in preschool

Preschool

(3 years-5 years old)

  • Increased independence with daily life skills such as independently toileting, dressing themselves, etc.
  • Exposure to writing
  • Younger preschool: Proper grasp of pencil
  • Older preschool: Putting letters together to create words
  • Phonics
  • Math