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Safe Care Learning Center Preschool Curriculum


Preschool: Rocking 3’s (3 year olds) and Smart Movers (4 year olds)


Rocking 3’s and Smart Movers curriculum is organized to help your preschoolers be able to make discoveries for themselves. Our 3 and 4 year old program focuses on your children’s area of developments such as language arts and literacy, mathematics, science, social and emotional development, gross and fine motor development and character education. Activities in the Rocking 3’s and Smart Movers classroom include things such as: recognizing print through learning center signs, dramatic play; counting beads and blocks; learning about people, plants, and animals; participating in activities with their peers; practicing balance, jumping and throwing; participate in family style dining and learn about patience.


Area of Development

The Rocking 3’s and Smart Movers childcare curriculum focuses on your child’s areas of development.


Physical Well-being and Motor Development

  • Develop appropriate balance between rest and physical activity as a part of a healthy lifestyle.

  • Demonstrates the ability to coordinate movements with balls, such as throwing, kicking, striking, catching, and bouncing balls.

  • Use hand-eye coordination to perform self-help and small motor tasks with a variety of manipulative materials such as beads, pegs, shoelace, and puzzle pieces.

Approaches to Learning

  • Deliberately chooses to explore a variety of materials and experiences, seeking out new challenges.

  • Persists in and complete a variety of both adult-directed and child initiated tasks, projects, and experiences of increasing degrees of difficulty.

  • Recognizes and solves problems through active exploration, including trial and error, and through interactions and discussions with peers and adults.

  • Participates in a variety of indoor and outdoor play experiences that increase strength, endurance, and flexibility.

Social and Emotional Development

  • Demonstrates increasing confidence and independence in variety of tasks and routines, and expresses pride in accomplishments.

  • Expresses an increasing range and variety of emotions, and transactions between feeling states become smoother.

  • Starts to demonstrate turn taking and sharing with others ad develops friendship with other peers.

Communication, Language, and Literacy

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the rules of conversation such as taking turns while speaking.

  • Shows increasing comprehension of a story through retelling the story and/or recognizing story elements such as the plot or characters.

  • Attempts to communicate with others using scribbles, shapes, pictures, and/or letters in writing.

Mathematics and Science

  • Using language such as more or less to compare quantities, and start recognizing and naming of numbers.

  • Recognizes and creates patterns moving from simple to complex and predict what comes next in a pattern.

  • Notices characteristics, similarities, and differences among shapes, such as corners, points, edges, and sides.

  • Use data from observation to describe the world including patterns, cause and effect relationships, and predictions.

  • Provide children extended period of time with a variety of materials and experiences that invite investigation and problem solving.

  • Provide large amounts of uninterrupted time for active exploration and play with materials that are easily accessible.

Creative Arts

  • Expresses ideas about his/her own artwork and the artwork of others, relating artwork to what is happening in the environment or life experiences.

  • Demonstrates awareness of music as part of daily life indoors and outdoors.

  • Shows creativity and imagination when using materials.

Social Studies

  • Demonstrates responsibility as a member of a family or community.

  • Demonstrates acceptance of persons from different cultures and ethnic groups.

  • Recognizes that people share the environment with other people, animals, and plants.

  • Understands that events happened in the past and that the events relate to oneself, family, community, and culture.

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