Learning Through Play
Our Curriculum Resources
My Big World with Clifford is the fun nonfiction magazine for early-childhood classrooms. Each issue brings thematic units to life with colorful photos and simple nonfiction. In addition, the playful activities focus on early-learning essentials like vocabulary, social development, movement, and language. Online resources bring an opportunity for students to discover even more dynamic learning tools, including videos, printable skills sheets, a "Text-to-Talk" read-aloud feature, games, and so much more.
My Big World Curriculum Explores
Preschool and Pre-K Thematic Units
Led by Clifford the Big Red Dog, students explore a new seasonal or social development theme in each issue, like fire safety, weather, or manners.
Grow big vocabularies with key words such as camouflage and tradition.
Discussion questions cover core social-development areas for young children, such as being kind and sharing.
Fingerplays, sign language, and other kinetic learning activities help wiggly kids learn.
Rhyming songs and poems build phonological awareness.
Beginning Reading and Math
Make early-childhood learning fun with simple activities that teach letter recognition, counting, patterns, and shapes.
Our program incorporates this curriculum through theme-based activities that meet the individual needs of the children in their classrooms. The teachers introduce developmentally appropriate materials and activities to children and assist them during the process of finding their interests. These materials include puzzles, books, music instruments, science & exploration kit, money and cash registers, art easel, white board & chalk board, computers and dramatic play area.
Our Learning Centers
- Encourage children to explore their environment, solve problems and think independently.
- Provide time for children to express their feelings and use their imaginations.
- Promote freedom within children to choose from various materials and learn at their own pace.
- Teachers observe children while they choose from center to center and assess their development.
- Explore a variety of materials through play.
- Share and socialize with their friends.
- Make choices among several scenarios according to their interests.
- Use materials to pretend, as they become something else during play, which sets the stage for creativity - the type of skills that are essential for beginning reading and writing.
- Understanding hand control to use drawing tools.
- Beginning to develop eye hand coordination.
- Using art material appropriately.
- Identifying the primary and secondary color.
- Identifying and describing the basic concepts of arts; line, shape, color, design, value, form and texture.
- Music & Movement Activities ( Greg & Steve)
- Music appreciation through Music Preludes
- Identifying examples of past events in stories, and historical accounts of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln.
- Identifying the people and events honored by the holidays of Thanksgiving day, Fourth of July, Martin Luther king Jr and Presidents Day.
- Developing awareness that a map is a drawing of a place to show where things are located and that a globe is a round model of earth.
- Learning to describe places referenced in stories and real life situations; locate land, air and water features.
The Fitness Program
- Yoga exercise Sessions
- Team Greene Sports
- Tap & Ballet Classes
- FUN BUS Gymnastics.