At Smart Cookies Nursery School we use ABC Jesus Loves Me for our Biblical curriculum and Get Set For School for our academic curriculum.
ABC Jesus Loves Me
This curriculum focuses on instilling biblical principles and Christian values into a young child’s heart. The Bible stories are in chronological order, beginning with Creation and ending with the life of Paul. The Bible stories are taught for the week. Each week, the children also learn a Bible Verse and a Bible song that corresponds to the story being taught.
Get Set For School
This curriculum integrates play-based learning, music, hands-on materials, and active participation to help develop a child’s physical, social- emotional, language, and math skills. This curriculum also helps a nursery school aged child become prepared for Kindergarten. There are 3 main learning areas to the curriculum; Readiness and Writing, Language and Literacy, and Numbers and Math.
Readiness and Writing: This area uses music, movement, and multi-sensory manipulatives to teach crayon grip, letter and number recognition, number and capital letter formation, and body awareness.
Language and Literacy: This area uses dramatic play, singing, fingerplays, manipulatives, and movement to teach rhyming, syllables, sounds, and compound words. This area also focuses on teaching the children how to use a book, the parts of a book, and to expose them to a variety of literature.
Numbers and Math: This area uses manipulatives, music, and rhymes to teach counting, comparisons, spatial awareness, sorting, patterning, sequencing, matching, problem solving, and basic geometry skills.