Curriculum

At the Dragonfly Forest our children are presented with many learning experiences throughout the day. We use a cross-curriculum model to incorporate early reading, math, art, music, creative dramatics, eco-wellness and Spanish into our weekly lesson plans.

Literacy: Literacy experiences focus on learning the alphabet and letters and sight words recognition.

Math: Math experiences focus on learning numbers 1-20, sorting, patterns, a daily calendar routine, and simple addition and subtraction.

Art: Art experiences focus on our children’s artistic and creative development using things found in nature and/or with recycled materials.

Music:  Music experiences focus on moving to music, exploring and identifying sounds, exploring the singing voice, developing melody, singing songs, and playing simple instruments.

Creative Dramatics:  Creative dramatics experiences focus on encouraging children to act out stories they know or to create play scenarios from their life experiences. The children will write and perform a play in the fall and in the spring.

Eco-Wellness: Eco-Wellness experiences focus on teaching children the importance of our world and how to create a healthier world for us all. We focus on gardening, recycling, composting, water conservation and ways to use solar energy.

Spanish: Spanish experiences focus on giving children an opportunity to learn a second language during that critical time in early development when acquiring a language comes naturally and easily. Spanish is the official language of 21 countries worldwide. It is also the second most spoken language in the United States with more than 35 million speakers across the country. English and Spanish share hundreds of the same words, just pronounced differently. Words such as animal, hospital, actor, color and doctor mean the same thing, making Spanish one of the easiest second languages for English speaking children to learn.