NOAH’S ARK CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER 2013-2014 CURRICULUM  
(click on child's age group tab below)


  • Infant
  • Toddler
  • Preschool

 


SEPTEMBER:  THE BUILDING BLOCKS OCTOBER:  LEARNING IS FUN
9/02 ABC'S 9/30  Community Helpers
9/9 123'S 10/07 Apples & Leaves
9/16 Colors  10/14 Fall Fun!
9/23  Back to School 10/21 Science & Sensory
   

NOVEMBER:  LEARNING OPPOSITES

DECEMBER:  HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD

10/28 Harvest 12/02 Hanukkah
11/04 Totally Turkeys 12/09 Christmas 
11/11 Manners & Feelings 12/16 Kwanzaa
11/18 Being Thankful / Thanksgiving 12/23 Giving/ Helping hands
11/25 My favorite book 12/30 Happy New Year
   

JANUARY: WINTER WONDERLAND

FEBRUARY:  LEARNING KINDNESS 

1/06 Snow/Ice 2/03 Celebrating African-American History
1/13 Penguins 2/10 Valentine's Day
1/20 Martin Luther King Jr. 2/17 Friendships & Feelings 
1/27 Chinese New Year 2/24 Differences and Similarities Among Us 
   

MARCH:  HAPPINESS FROM WITHIN

APRIL:  CELEBRATING CHILDREN

3/3 Five Senses 3/31 Bugs/Insects
3/10 St. Patrick's Day 4/07 Week of the Young Child
3/17 Spring has sprung 4/15 Bunnies & Baskets
3/24 Rain & Rainbows 4/21 I love the Earth
    4/28 Plants & Gardening
    

MAY:  SPRINGTIME FUN

JUNE: SUMMER FUN

5/5 Cinco de Mayo / Mother's Day 6/2 Veggies & Fruit
5/12 Food & Nutrition 6/9 Father's Day
5/19 Baby Animals 6/16 Beach Party
5/26 Farms 6/23 Going to the Zoo 
     
   

JULY:  HAVING FUN WITH OTHERS

AUGUST:  SUMMERTIME ACTIVITIES

6/30 Celebrating America 8/04 Reading Adventure Week
7/07 Fun with Water 8/11 Traveling/ Vacations
7/14 Where we live- Minnesota! 8/18 Our Pets
7/21 Favorite Foods 8/25 State Fair
7/28 Caterpillars to butterflies    
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Weekly Concepts for Preschoolers
  
Early Childhood Screening
SEPTEMBER:  FRIENDS & FAMILIES OCTOBER:  COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
9/02 Back to School Week 9/30 Community Helpers
9/9 All About Me & My Family 10/07 Fire Safety
9/16 Five Senses  10/14 Fall fun 
9/23 Apples  10/21 Harvest
  10/28 Fall Festival 

NOVEMBER:  NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE

DECEMBER:  HOLIDAYS AROUND THE U.S.A.

11/04 Native American Culture 12/02 Giving/Helping HAnds
11/11 Manners & Feelings 12/09 Hanukkah
11/18 Being Thankful /Thanksgiving 12/16 Christmas
11/25 Totally Teeth 12/23 Kwanzaa
    12/30 Happy New Year 
   

JANUARY: WINTER WONDERLAND

FEBRUARY:  AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY 

1/06 Snow/Ice/Winter 2/03 Celebrating African-American History
1/13 Arctic Animals 2/10 Valentine's Day
1/20 Martin Luther King Jr. 2/17 Friendships & Feelings
1/27 Chinese New Year 2/24 Differences & Similarities Among Us
   

MARCH:  WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

APRIL:  CELEBRATING THE EARTH

3/03 Women that paved the way 3/31 Bugs/Insects
3/10 St. Patrick's Day 4/07 Week of the Young Child
3/17 Spring Has Sprung 4/15 Easter
3/24 Rain & Rainbows 4/21 Earth Day/Recycling
    4/28 Plants & Gardening
    

MAY:  CELEBRATING AROUND THE WORLD

JUNE: SUMMER FUN

5/05 Cinco de Mayo / Mother's Day 6/02 Farmer’s Market
5/12 Food & Nutrition 6/9 Father's Day
5/19 Baby Animals 6/16 Summer Safety/Beaches
5/26 Countries Around the World 6/23 Going to the Zoo
     
   

JULY:  Minnesota

AUGUST:  FAMILY ACTIVITIES

6/30 Celebrating America 8/04 Book Week
7/07 Sports/ Sports in Minnesota 8/11 Traveling/ Vacations
7/14 Where we live-Minnesota 8/18 Our Pets
7/21 Picnic & Outdoors 8/25 State Fair
7/28 Camping    
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WEEKLY CONCEPTS FOR PRESCHOOLERS 2012 - 2013

WEEK LETTER NUMBER COLOR SHAPE CONCEPT
09/02 Aa 1 RED SQUARE WRITING FIRST NAME
09/09 Bb 2 ORANGE CIRCLE CLASSIFICATION: LARGE TO SMALL
09/16 Cc 3 YELLOW TRIANGLE PUTTING ON SHOES & TYING
09/23 Dd 4 GREEN RECTANGLE SIMILARITIES & DIFFERENCES
9/30 Ee 5 BLUE DIAMOND WRITING FIRST NAME
10/07 Ff 6 PURPLE OVAL MATCHING
10/14 Gg 7 BROWN STAR PUTTING ON COAT & ZIPPING
10/21 Hh 8 BLACK HEART OPPOSITES
10/28 Ii 9 WHITE SQUARE PUTTING ON SHOES & TYING
11/04 Jj 10 PINK CIRCLE NUMBER CONCEPTS: ONE MORE OR ONE LESS
11/11 Kk 11 RED TRIANGLE PUTTING ON BOOT & SNOW PANTS
11/18 Ll 12 ORANGE RECTANGLE SIMPLE ADDITION 1+1=2
11/25 Mm 13 YELLOW DIAMOND HOLD A PENCIL PROPERLY
12/02 Nn 14 GREEN OVAL RHYMING
12/09 Oo 15 BLUE STAR ORDER: WHAT HAPPENED? FIRST, LAST, NEXT
12/16 Pp 16 PURPLE HEART PUTTING ON SHOES & TYING
12/23 Qq 17 BROWN SQUARE STRINGING BEADS
12/30 Rr 18 BLACK CIRCLE PUTTING ON COAT & ZIPPING
01/06 Ss 19 WHITE TRIANGLE POSITION: OVER, UNDER & BETWEEN
01/13 Tt 20 PINK RECTANGLE PUTTING ON BOOT & SNOW PANTS
01/20 Uu 21 RED DIAMOND BIG / LITTLE -- SHORT / TALL
01/27 Vv 22 ORANGE OVAL PROPERLY HOLD A PENCIL & TRACING
02/03 Ww 23 YELLOW STAR PLEASE, THANK YOU, I'M SORRY
02/10 Xx 24 GREEN HEART WRITE FIRST & LAST NAME
02/17 Yy 25 BLUE SQUARE CLASSIFICATION: LARGE TO SMALL
02/24 Zz 0 PURPLE CIRCLE PUTTING ON SHOES & TYING
03/03 Aa 1 BROWN TRIANGLE SIMILARITIES & DIFFERENCES
03/10 Bb 2 BLACK RECTANGLE PUTTING ON COAT & ZIPPING
03/17 Cc 3 WHITE DIAMOND MATCHING
03/24 Dd 4 PINK OVAL PUTTING ON BOOT & SNOW PANTS
03/31 Ee 5 RED STAR OPPOSITES
04/07 Ff 6 ORANGE HEART PROPERLY HOLD A PENCIL & TRACING
04/14 Gg 7 YELLOW SQUARE NUMBER CONCEPTS: ONE MORE OR ONE LESS
04/21 Hh 8 GREEN CIRCLE WRITE FIRST & LAST NAME
04/28 Ii 9 BLUE TRIANGLE RHYMING
05/05 Jj 10 PURPLE RECTANGLE PUTTING ON SHOES & TYING
05/12 Kk 11 BROWN DIAMOND ORDER: WHAT HAPPENED? FIRST, LAST, NEXT
05/20 Ll 12 BLACK OVAL PUTTING ON COAT & ZIPPING
05/26 Mm 13 WHITE STAR STRINGING BEADS
06/02 Nn 14 PINK HEART PROPERLY HOLD A PENCIL & TRACING
06/09 Oo 15 RED SQUARE POSITION: OVER, UNDER & BETWEEN
06/16 Pp 16 ORANGE CIRCLE WRITE FIRST & LAST NAME
06/23 Qq 17 YELLOW TRIANGLE BIG / LITTLE -- SHORT / TALL
06/30 Rr 18 GREEN RECTANGLE PUTTING ON SHOES & TYING
07/07 Ss 19 BLUE DIAMOND PLEASE, THANK YOU, I'M SORRY
07/14 Tt 20 PURPLE OVAL PROPERLY HOLD A PENCIL & TRACING
07/21 Uu 21 BROWN STAR CLASSIFICATION: LARGE TO SMALL
07/28 Vv 22 BLACK HEART WRITE FIRST & LAST NAME
08/04 Ww 23 WHITE SQUARE SIMILARITIES & DIFFERENCES
08/11 Xx 24 PINK CIRCLE PUTTING ON SHOES & TYING
08/18 Yy 25 RED TRIANGLE MATCHING
08/25 Zz REVIEW ORANGE RECTANGLE WRITE FIRST & LAST NAME

 


EARLY CHILDHOOD SCREENING

 

The early childhood years from birth to the start of kindergarten are an important time of rapid learning and growth.  We at Noah's Ark feel it is important for your child to be screened at age 4 (if you have concerns age 3).
  • Screening can detect possible health or learning concerns, so that your child can get help before they start school.
  • Early childhood screening is a quick and simple check of how your child is growing and developing.
  • Early childhood screening is free!
  • Early childhood screening is done in your school district.

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.

Hopkins School District Screening Site:  Harley Hopkins - (952) 988-5017

Minnetonka School District Screening:  (952) 401-6840
Minneapolis School District Screening:  (612) 348-8687
St. Louis Park School District Screening: Central Clinic located at the back of the Central Community Center of 35 street and Wooddale ave. - (952) 928- 6726
  

PLEASE SET UP A TIME TO HAVE YOUR CHILD’S SCREENING DONE AFTER ENROLLING AT NOAH’S ARK. SEE YOUR DIRECTOR FOR MORE INFO….  

 

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