Kids Under Construction Preschool primarily uses Handwriting without Tears as our writing curriculum. We have a comprehensive academic and Christian curriculum that has been developed using current educational strategies as well as time tested principles. Each month additional resources are evaluated for use for the director’s resource center.
The KUC curriculum is outlined each month in the newsletter. The main academic areas we focus on are:
- recognition of upper and lower case letters,
- beginning reading and phonics awareness,
- written formation of letters and numbers,
- patterning and
- beginning math skills.
The curriculum is adjusted to meet the needs of each individual child.
Monthly topical themes and stories from the Bible are also introduced and developed. The topics are chosen for their appropriateness and coincide with the lessons and activities that are going on in the class.
The teacher provides opportunities for work and play, independence and cooperation and playful learning. Each day includes music, stories and rhymes or finger plays, art activities, independent and group play, teacher instruction, outdoor play and time with manipulatives and educational toys. The teachers try to include learning modalities; visual, auditory, sensory, and kinesthetic methods in their lessons. The children attend bi-monthly sessions in music and movement, bi-monthly Spanish lessons and bi- monthly Kid Worship time with Pastor Steve.