Curriculum

Opportunities for Growth

The curriculum offers many opportunities for growth and progress in each of the four major areas of child development:
Emotional well-being and self-esteem
Socialization and group-living skills
Physical skills and coordination
Cognitive abilities

Topics

Topics of exploration for children include:

  • Family
  • Community helpers
  • Circus
  • Foods and nutrition
  • Pets
  • Occupations
  • Exploring nature
  • Alphabet
  • Transportation
  • Colors
  • Weather and seasons
  • Plants
  • Dinosaurs
  • Shapes
  • Rocks
  • Animals
  • Holidays
  • Almost any child-initiated topic

Lesson Plans

Our Children’s House teachers post lesson plans weekly to inform parents of specific topics and coordinated experiences. We always integrate the unit theme into the basic daily schedule, but also may enhance it with special activities such as; field trips, special visits by people in the community; art, music, puppets, or other language arts experiences and parent-assisted presentations.

Reading

OCH does not offer a formal or packaged pre-reading program. All activities and experiences planned in our curriculum offer age-appropriate opportunities to develop the mental and cognitive foundations necessary for later reading skills.