Curriculum

The Oak Grove Young Children’s School uses the Creative Curriculum by Teaching Strategies, Inc. as a curriculum guideline for all ages.  Lesson plans are based on seasonal themes, socialization activities, and age- appropriate skill development.  Each day begins with defined lesson plan goals which "emerge" in response to the children’s curiosity and interests.

  • Other curriculum resources include Mother Goose Time  (3's) , Zoo-Phonics  (PreK), Handwriting without Tears (3's & PreK)Baby Signs (toddlers/2's), Animal Island (3's), Gryphon House (toddlers).
  • Weekly specials for all ages are:  Music and Brain & Body Time
  • 3’s and PreK classes also have these additional weekly specials:  small goup Math/Science lab, Fine Motor Fun with our in-house Occupational Therapist, and  Chapel each Friday.
  • Playground or gym time is an everyday essential!

 At YCS, learn through play is child- centered and self-initiated. Classroom environments are planned to promote discovery. Lesson plans and learning activities grow from observation of the children’s interests and assessment of each child’s skills and needs.  Children learn best when they can interact with their environment. Multi sensoryopportunities are available for seeing, touching, tasting, building, creating, exploring and self-expressing. The teachers’ primary role is to set the stage by offering experiences that stimulate the children’s senses and curiosities.  To prepare children for Kindergarden our curriculum promotes  language delevopment, gross and fine motor skills, social skills, phonemic awareness, hands on math and science skills, problem solving and character development.  Our goal is to partner with parents in supporting developmentally appropriate growth of the whole child.