Our Curriculum

Our curriculum goal at LPP is focused around teacher- and child-initiated learning activities in eight main curriculum content areas (approaches to learning):

  • Language/Literacy
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Cognitive Development
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Development
  • Diversity and Social Studies
  • Science experiences
  • Art and Creativity

Large and small group activities, as well as teacher and child directed activities, allow children to explore their world.  

Goals

Language & Literacy Goals


  • Increasing Vocabulary & Language
  • Phonological awareness
  • Knowledge of Prints
  • Letters and words
  • Comprehension
  • Literacy as a source of Enjoyment 


Mathematical Goals


  • Number concepts
  • Patterns and Relationships
  • Geometry & Spatial Sense
  • Measurements
  • Data Collection  


Science Goals


  • Life Science: Explore living things, their life cycles, and their habitats
  • Physical Science: Explore cause and effect, Comparisons/Measurements, Classifications
  • Environmental Science: Awareness of Earth’s position in space, Concepts of time and sequence, Conservation, Recycling

Social/Emotional Goals


  • Achieving a sense of self
  • Taking responsibility for self and others Behaving in a prosocial way
  • Cognitive

 




Physical & Health Goals

 

  • Achieving gross motor control
  • Achieving fine motor control  

Cognitive Development Goals


  • Learning and Problem Solving
  • Thinking logically
  • Representing and thinking symbolically

 Social Studies Goals


  • Space and Geography
  • People and how they live
  • People and the Environment
  • People and the past  

Virtues

Virtues Project

Virtues are an important part of our curriculum.

We work on our virtues through reading stories, art, dramatic play and discussing what our virtues means and how we can practice them. Virtues that we work on include: Love, Friendliness, Caring, Respect, Patience, Gentleness and much more. The Virtues Project helps the moral development of the child, so that we can raise a generation of loving and kind citizens. Parents can also work on the virtues at home each week, by discussing with their child how they can practice that virtue at home.  

How do we Assess your child?

Assessments

Assessment is the process of gathering information about children in order to make decisions about their education and personal growth. We obtain useful information about children’s knowledge, skills and progress in social and emotional growth by observing, documenting and reviewing children over time. We have a very comprehensive assessment time line throughout the year such as phone conferences, written Fall assessments, Winter conferences, and Spring conferences.  

Parent-Teacher Conferences

 We have two parent-teacher conferences throughout the school year. Parents receive a written conference worksheet with an individualized learning plan for each child. Also, California Standard assessment “Desired Results” is filled by teachers and will be shared with the parents during parent-teacher conferences. The fall parent-teacher conference helps parents to look over their child’s work samples, checklists and teacher observations. The spring parent-teacher conferences follow up with child’s growth and development along with teachers’ suggestions for child’s next educational steps.