The standards in Pre-K known as the New York State Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core, specify five key areas of learning and development known as the Five Domains.
|Approaches to Learning||How children become involved in learning and acquiring knowledge|
|Physical Development and Health||Children’s physical health and ability to engage in daily activities|
|Social and Emotional Development||The emotional competence and ability to form positive relationships that give meaning to children’s experiences in the home, school and larger community|
|Communication, Language and Literacy||Children’s understanding, creating and communicating meaning|
|Cognition and Knowledge of the World||What children need to know and understand about their world, and how they apply what they know|
Units of Study
We follow NYC Department of Education Pre-K for all interdisciplinary units of study.
The development of inquiry and critical thinking is a consistent thread throughout all Units.
Units provide opportunities for content exploration and skill-building that are aligned with the NYC DOE Kindergarten Social Studies and Science Scope and Sequence.
Units assist teaching teams in nurturing inquiry, language and problem-solving skills through their organization of the classroom environment, interactions with students, use of purposeful play, incorporation of books, other texts, new vocabulary, and family engagement practices.
The following are links to the DOE website. Click below to learn more.