Curriculum Guide: Pre-Kindergarten



A Pre-Kindergarten boy has a strong sense of self and thrives when allowed to explore in a well-structured learning environment. His natural curiosity and joy of learning are enhanced through hands-on discovery, and he actively seeks information through “how” and “why” questions.

His understanding of words and language becomes more complex, and he loves to sing and repeat nursery rhymes. He will readily express affection and is active and playful.

Self-regulation can be a challenge, but with the help of loving, patient teachers, he learns to express his wants and needs in appropriate ways, as he builds meaningful friendships. Every day is an opportunity to experience the splendor of childhood.

PK boys love to work with their hands — whether forming letters or constructing animals from Play-Doh.


Language Arts

  • Listen to stories and pretend to read
  • Understand that words convey a message
  • Recognize capital letters
  • Communicate and speak effectively
  • Contribute to discussions
  • Express ideas through conversation


  • Count to 25
  • Identify numerals 1–10
  • Identify basic shapes and patterns
  • Continue and create patterns
  • Sort by attributes
  • Understand calendar, measurement, time, and graphing
  • Demonstrate one-to-one correspondence


  • Identify nocturnal animals
  • Explore seasonal changes in weather and temperature
  • Explore changing states of water
  • Examine characteristics of snow and snowflakes
  • Study bugs, fossils, and pond life

Social/Emotional Development

  • Express emotions appropriately
  • Communicate needs and wants using words
  • Share and take turns
  • Make eye contact when interacting
  • Initiate and maintain play — independent, parallel, and group
  • Resolve conflict appropriately and show respect
  • Take responsibility for actions and belongings
  • Respond as a first-time listener
  • Demonstrate self-control
  • Participate and cooperate

Character Development

  • Show concern for others and respond in a kind manner
  • Complete tasks without boasting or bragging
  • Show leadership through acts of service
  • Show gratitude and seek forgiveness for mistakes
  • Fulfill responsibilities
  • Show respect for others
  • Display excellent manners