The preschool at Miramont features an extensively-developed and researched curriculum.
Thematic Literature-Based Learning
Thematic instruction is a method of teaching in which emphasis is given on choosing a specific theme for one or more concepts. It is proven to be a powerful instructional method for integrating various concepts in curriculum by daily life examples and experiences.
All About Me, Community Helpers/Fall, Transportation/Thanksgiving, Holidays, Winter/Space/Earth, A Healthy Heart/Cultures around the World, New Life/ Spring, Life on the Farm, Under the Sea
Reading: Whole Language Approach: a philosophy that emphasizes meaning and strategy instruction. Frequent read aloud and integration of literacy into other areas of the curriculum including: math, science, and social studies.
Handwriting Without Tears- a multisensory reading readiness program that uses music, building, playing, drawing and singing to gain strong foundation skills.
Numbers, Comparing, Grouping, Counting, Sorting, Shapes, Sequencing, Colors
Daily calendar, weather, daily news
Sharing, Responsibility, Thankfulness, Joyfulness, Truthfulness, Patience, Self Control, Gentleness, Forgiveness
Creative Movement, Tumbling, Court Sports
*Various activities are guided by an Occupational Therapist
Music and Dance
Creative movement, instruments, rhyme
Role playing, interacting with housekeeping, grocery, doctor’s office, post office, puppets, camping, space station
Handwashing, putting on shoes, safety procedures, healthy eating, table manners, clean-up, responsibility for classroom, putting on coat, zippers, buttons and snaps, helping others, pouring
Playdough, clay, water, sand, rice, beans, soil