We believe that the right start into a child's education is invaluable to a child's future. Here at Building Blocks, all of our children, ages 1-5 follow the same curriculum. Teachers help each child according to their skill level in order to get the best results from their lessons each day. The curriculum is modified for younger children, but materials and lessons are the same throughout the center. 


We have used Mother Goose Time since 2016 and we LOVE IT! Each month brings a new theme and new adventure. Feel free to visit their website at: www.mothergoosetime.com and check out what your child will be learning each day!






What will your child learn during the day?


INTEGRATED SKILLS

Mother Goose Time uniquely weaves 33 research-based skills into playful games and discovery projects. The cross-disciplinary model supports a child’s on-going social-emotional, physical, language and cognitive development.


Children construct knowledge as they play and explore.

Every Mother Goose Time activity and project integrates 2-3 skills from the domains of learning. 


Social and Emotional Development

1 Self-Concept

1.1 Expresses preferences
1.2 Takes responsibility
1.3 Identifies and manages feelings

2 Self-Direction

2.1 Follows rules and routines
2.2 Maintains attention
2.3 Transitions and adapts

3 Social Relationships

3.1 Builds positive relationships
3.2 Cooperates
3.3 Cares for and responds to others



Physical Development
4 Gross Motor

4.1 Builds strength and balance
4.2 Coordinates large movements

5 Fine Motor

5.1 Controls small movements
5.2 Uses drawing/writing tools

6 Health and Safety

6.1 Makes healthy food and exercise choices
6.2 Practices good hygiene
6.3 Demonstrates safe practices



Language and Literacy Development
7 Listening Comprehension

7.1 Comprehends spoken language
7.2 Follows verbal directions

8 Communication

8.1 Communicates ideas
8.2 Speaks in sentences

9 Vocabulary
9.1 Builds vocabulary

10 Phonological Awareness

10.1 Hears small units of sound
10.2 Identifies rhyme and alliteration

11 Concepts of Print
11.1 Demonstrates print knowledge

12 Letter/Word Recognition

12.1 Identifies letters and words
12.2 Makes letter-sound connections

13 Reading Comprehension

13.1 Responds to text
13.2 Retells, asks and answers questions

14 Emergent Writing

14.1 Writes name, words and sentences
14.2 Expresses through writing


Mathematics and Reasoning Development
15 Number Concepts

15.1 Identifies numerals
15.2 Counts to determine quantity
15.3 Understands operations

16 Shapes

16.1 Identifies shapes
16.2 Manipulates parts and wholes

17 Spatial Awareness

17.1 Flips and rotates objects
17.2 Determines object location

18 Patterns and Sorting

18.1 Identifies and creates patterns
18.2 Matches, sorts and charts

19 Measurement

19.1 Estimates and measures
19.2 Compares and seriates

20 Logic

20.1 Solves problems


Social Studies Development
21 Families and Communities

21.1 Identifies community and family roles
21.2 Explores cultures and traditions
21.3 Respects diversity

22 Civics and Economics

22.1 Understands citizenship
22.2 Understands concepts of trade

23 Geography

23.1 Identifies types of places
23.2 Uses maps

24 History

24.1 Describes past events


Science Development
25 Scientific Reasoning

25.1 Inquires and predicts
25.2 Observes and experiments
25.3 Evaluates and infers

26 Life Science

26.1 Identifies basic needs
26.2 Classifies organisms

27 Physical Science

27.1 Identifies properties of matter
27.2 Explores forces and motions

28 Earth Science

28.1 Identifies weather and climates
28.2 Explores ecosystems

29 Technology

29.1 Explores technology


Creative Development
30 Music

30.1 Develops rhythm and tone
30.2 Expresses through music

31 Dance and Movement

31.1 Develops dance and movement techniques
31.2 Expresses through dance and movement

32 Visual Arts

32.1 Develops artistic techniques
32.2 Expresses through visual arts

33 Drama

33.1 Participates in dramatic play
33.2 Uses and creates props



Second Language Acquisition Development

34 Approach to Second Language Acquisition

34.1 Participates using target language
34.2 Demonstrates initiative with target language

35 Comprehension of Second Language
35.1 Demonstrates comprehension of target language

36 Communication in Second Language

36.1 Uses target language to communicate


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