Preschool Program Curriculum

Our preschool curriculum is specifically designed to prepare your child for kindergarten. Our proprietary Blended Model® curriculum combines teacher-directed activities and child-led discovery to deliver a holistic, future-focused approach to learning.

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Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten

U-GRO teachers work closely with local public school districts to develop a preschool curriculum that will help three-, four-, and five-year-old children successfully transition from preschool to kindergarten. Our preschool program will help your child master important kindergarten-readiness skills, including:

  • Creativity (art, music, story time, dramatic play, etc.)
  • Self-confidence
  • Independence
  • Responsibility
  • Social awareness
  • Gross motor and fine motor skills
  • Scientific thinking skills and investigation
  • Early reading and writing
  • Mathematical reasoning and concepts

We could not be more proud of our students' results! U-GRO students have an average proficiency score of 93.5% across all kindergarten readiness domains.

Your preschooler will be challenged and stimulated through a combination of themed small and large group activities, learning centers, and games. With more opportunities for self-directed play guided and supported by our team of trained teachers, you and your child will feel ready and confident to make the move to kindergarten!


Below are several of the skills you'll see your child mastering throughout the school year. For a complete list of Learning Goals, click on the PDF links below.


Preschool Curriculum Learning Goals

Language and Literacy

  • Recognizes all upper case letters
  • Identifies letters in own name
  • Identifies rhyming words
  • Identifies beginning, middle, and end of story
  • Understands differences between real and make-believe

Fine Motor

  • Traces letters
  • Cuts simple shapes
  • Writes first name

Math

  • Identifies numbers 0-10 and counts to 20 or higher
  • Sorts by shape, color, or size
  • Understands concepts of more, less, and the same

Scientific Thinking

  • Uses five senses to gather data
  • Explores and describes the motion of objects
Download our Complete List of Preschool Learning Goals.
Pre-K and K-Readiness Curriculum Learning Goals

Language and Literacy

  • Recognizes all upper and lower case letters
  • Identifies initial sounds, segments onset, and rime of words
  • Identifies some sight words
  • Explores letter sound associations by writing/spelling words phonetically

Fine Motor

  • Growing ability to write all upper and lower case letters
  • Develops accuracy holding and cutting with scissors

Math

  • Continues to develop rote counting skills
  • Compares number of objects with greater than, less than, and equal to
  • Understands addition as putting together and subtraction as taking away
  • Compares measurable attributes, such as length and weight

Scientific Thinking

  • Names basic parts of living things
  • Creates and describes variations of sounds
  • Identifies changes in matter
Download our Complete List of Pre-K and K-Readiness Learning Goals.