A BEKA BOOK
The management and staff at Nanny's Pre-school are
pleased to announce that we use the "A Beka Book" curriculum. "A Beka
Book" program is designed to fill the curiosity and desire of learning that every
child is born with. Research has shown that we have greatly underestimated what
young children can and should be learning. Therefore, your child will be introduced
to new material on each age level so that he/she can progress steadily from year to
year. Some of the areas covered will include the following:
TRAINING IN GOOD CHARACTER HABITS - It
is important that good classroom habits, (sitting and staying in chairs, standing and
lining up procedures, etc.) be established so that classroom time will go smoothly and
academics can be taught.
PHONICS - Employed as the most logical
and orderly way to teach children to read the English language. The children will
learn the sounds of the vowels and consonants and will be able to sound out blends and
NUMBERS - This subject is to help the
child recognize and understand the concept of numbers, number discrimination, number
identification and basic counting.
WRITING - Practice in writing first
names, letters, blends, words, and numbers will be assigned according to the child's
ability. Writing tablets are provided for this purpose.
SCIENCE - Basic science concepts are
introduced through individual classroom projects.
MUSIC - The purpose of music is to
acquaint the child with a wide variety of music through classroom recitation and
memorization. Fingerplays are also taught to help the child develop small muscle
coordination, while rhythmic words and phrases help in developing memory skills.