In order to keep a child’s preschool workload manageable, it is helpful and advisable that you plan and create their preschool curriculum in stages. Since a preschool child typically has a short attention span, it is wise to make each lesson fairly brief and full of ways for your child to participate in each one. You should make sure that each lesson contains a variety of activities so that every child, regardless of their learning abilities so they continue to be interested in these activities and participate and participate in them.
Start by grabbing several pieces of notebook paper, something to write with, and then start searching the internet for the learning standards required by the state you live in. Depending on the goals and time constraints, lay out several papers and put a heading on each one. For example one sheet may be labeled “creative arts” while others may have headings such as fine motor skills or gross motor skills. These represent the daily, weekly, monthly, or even annual goals and are the basic framework of the preschool curriculum.
Using the state learning standards you found online, identify where the child is at in their development and then identify the next level they should attain. Try to come up with challenging activities that provoke them to learn and encourage the children to get involved in them and complete them. Books can be used as stepping stones in the process so that you are able to connect subjects such as communication and literacy with math and science.
In order to address the needs of every child, keep notes on the different activities they engaged in under each header then implement these activities according to the specified time frame. Include follow-up notes in a preschool curriculum journal or notebook that you have created about each activity that was performed including the positive and negative attributes of each one.
Additional considerations of planning a preschool curriculum include methods for enabling them to progress and creating monthly themes for each step. Start by listing the objectives for each of the children in the class such as learning the alphabet and the basic numbers. Fine and gross motor skills should be included as well. Learning to do things with their fingers and hands are important during this time in their development so include detailed tasks and activities such as catching, climbing, jumping, running, and throwing.
Organize your preschool curriculum materials and put them in an envelope so that you can pull them at as you progress to each stage. Additionally, if the children do not show any interest in the lesson, you will probably want to cut it short. Conversely, if they seem very interested in the lesson, then have something planned so that you can extend it. You may have to create extensions for the ensuing lessons and subjects as a precaution or go into the current lesson in more depth so they stay interested and pay attention to you.