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April 12th, 2013 Curriculum Planning and Development for Four Year Olds Dramatic play area
Sand table and water table
Arts and crafts center
Block table Classroom Environment Pop-up books
Books that cover a wide range of areas including: people, places, things, numbers, letters and colors. Building reading skills All curriculum will be planned according to the needs of the individual child.
Through authentic assessments and screening tests each child’s developmental needs will be reviewed, planned and set into motion.
Early learning standards will be used as a guideline to make sure each child meets and progresses to their full potential. Developing Curriculum Listed below are some delays that a child of four may display:
Is not able to state their own name.
Cannot dress themselves without help.
Has limited toileting skills.
Cannot catch a large ball.
By the age of four most children should be able to perform these tasks with ease. With increased socialization the child will improve in these skills. Developmental Delays Children by the age of four should be:
Beginning to build relationships with other children and is starting to have best friends.
May have an imaginary friend.
Uses words to express anger instead of physical aggression.
Enjoys group activities, playing make-believe and role-playing. Social-Emotional Development Child is able to state first and last name.
Is able to answer such questions as Why?, How many?, Who?
Is able to recite simple songs and rhymes.
Child’s speech is becoming more intelligible. Speech and Language Development Can walk a straight line.
Has the ability to run, jump, hop on one foot.
Is able to maneuver around obstacles with ease.
Can throw a ball overhanded. Motor Development Understands small, big and larger concepts.
Is able to count to twenty easily.
Enjoys books about how things grow and operate.
Is beginning to read simple words. Perceptual-Cognitive Development Creating collages with small items such as: peas, beans, macaroni, beads and etc.
Safety scissors, glue, paints and markers, construction paper to create art projects.
This type of activity promotes fine motor skills. Arts and Crafts References Marotz, L., & Allen, E., (2013). Developmental profiles pre-birth
through adolescence. Cengage learning. Wadsworth. Belmont,Ca. Gronlund, G. (2006). Make early learning standards come alive.
Connecting your practice and curriculum to state guidelines. Redleaf Press. St. Paul, Mn. Trister, D. (1995) The importance of curriculum in achieving quality child care programs. Child Welfare. Teacher Objectives Through early intervention the teacher will work towards the child gaining self-esteem, developing curiosity, an eagerness to respond to asking and answering questions while also working towards the ability to use different materials in multiple ways. To provide your child with the skills he/she will need to be successful in school and develop to their full potential.