CCC Curriculum

Our curriculum sequence is cumulative. Each class reinforces and builds on the skills taught in the previous age level classes as well as teaching new skills appropriate to the age and development of the students in that class. We have worked as a program to create a streamlined curriculum that flows smoothly as children progress through the various classes.

The skills highlighted below for each age level is a sampling of the many developmental skills and activities taught in that age class. Skills addressed in Kindermusik are also noted with a * (for skills taught both in the classroom and in music class) or with a ** (for skills specific to the Kindermusik) classes. A more detailed scope and sequence is available from each child’s classroom teacher.

Class for children ages 3 and above incorporate the "Learning Without Tears" curriuclum into their daily routine. A teacher in each classroom has been through specialized training for this important skill.

Infant Class
* Respond to sounds, changes of voice, and music in the classroom
* Grasp and manipulate size appropriate toys and musical instruments
Facilitate gross motor development to sit, crawl, cruise, and walk
* Use baby sign language, babbling, sounds, and first words to communicate
* Respond to name by looking or vocalizing
* Associate spoken word to object or action within class routines
* Transition from one setting to another

One Year Olds
* Follow simple single step commands
* Recognize body parts and animals/animal sounds
Self-feed table foods with fingers, then utensils
* Facilitate gross motor skills to include ball play and walking
Introduce children to basic art supplies and activities
* Develop hand/eye coordination (i.e., toss beanbag into box)

Two Year Olds
* Sit for brief large group learning times
* Language skills including colors/shapes, naming pictures, requesting help
* Social skills including starting to share with peers
Self-help skills including washing hands and opening lunchboxes
* Sorting and matching skills
Follow simple 2 step directions during art projects
* Develop imaginative play skills
* Help clean up materials
** Recognize sounds from familiar settings
** Can use loud and quiet voices

Three Year Olds
* Recognize own name and letters in name
* Shares, takes turns, and plays cooperatively with peers
Count to 10 and count objects in a set
Introduction to letter and number recognition
Beginning cutting and pre-writing skills
* Distinguish opposites
** Match movements to auditory cues
** Make high and low sounds with voice

Four Year Olds
Independently manage own belongings and self-care needs
*Follow 2-3 step directions
Recognize and name uppercase letters
Recognize and name numbers 1-10
Use of Handwriting Without Tears curriculum for beginning writing
Cut across paper and on straight lines
** Recognize names of others

* Attend and participate in 20 minute group time
* Use appropriate social language in peer interactions
* Complete patterns and sort by various attributes
Count to 30, recognize numbers to 20, and compare quantities
Name upper and lowercase letters and associate letter/sound
Introduction to sight words and blending of sounds to read simple words
Use of Handwriting Without Tears curriculum to write letters and numbers
Write first name (and last name for some children)
** Speak and echo rhythmic words and phrases
** Move rhythmically and keep a steady beat
** Track with graphic notation
**Learn musical terminology through opposites

Transitional Kindergarten (TK)
* Attend and participate in 20 minute large and small group times
Count and recognize numbers to 50
Blend sounds to read consonant-vowel-consonant words
Recognize rhyming words
Read basic sight words
Solve simple word problems using drawings or objects
Retell stories and identify character and setting of a story
Continued use of Handwriting Without Tears curriculum for writing
Write first and last name using capital and lowercase letters correctly
** expanding on skills addressed in Pre-Kindergarten

* addressed in classroom and Kindermusik class
** addressed specifically in Kindermusik