YMCA of AUSTIN, MN

(507) 433-1804

Curriculum & Classroom

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Our daily routine includes free play through structured and unstructured play, large and small muscle activities, art and science projects, stories and music, group helpers, group time, and snack time and focuses on eight content areas.

LITERACY

-Increased vocabulary and language skills
-Comprehension skills (retell, re-enact, explain and summarize)
-Enjoyment of literary experience

MATHEMATICS

-Beginning understanding of number concepts
-Beginning understanding of patterns and relationships; geometry and spatial sense; and measurement
-Ability to collect, organize and represent data

SCIENCE

-Beginning understanding of physical science
-Beginning knowledge of life science
-Beginning knowledge about the earth and environment

SOCIAL STUDIES

-Understanding places and geography
-Understanding of people and how they live
-Understanding of people and their environments

ARTS

-Understanding of music concepts
-Drama skills
-Visual arts skills

TECHNOLOGY

-Increased awareness of technology
-Beginning basics of how to use tools and terminology
-Beginning to understand how to use equipment responsibly

HEALTHY HABITS

-Understanding of healthy eating habits
-Understanding of physical and personal safety
-Sufficient physical activity to develop healthy patterns and habits

SOCIAL, MORAL & SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

-Age appropriate social skills (using works to express feelings and resolve conflict)
-Core values in an age appropriate way: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility
-A foundation for spirituality by posing questions about the meaning and moral significance of life within children’s context and experiences

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OUR CLASSROOM

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Our Certified and State Licensed Teachers

Child Development Director Julie Kerling
15 years of teaching experience
Preschool Teacher Sara Hull
21 years of teaching experience
Assistant Preschool Teacher Paula Pike
4 years of teaching experience

Learn more about our program and view our Preschool brochure by clicking on the button below.

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