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The curriculum at Alphabet Express includes a teacher designed, developmental appropriate, hands-on, child-centered curriculum with a focus on the whole child. We present the curriculum in a thematic approach with different activities such as art, discovery time (free play), skits, songs, stories, and the use of puppets. These different approaches help the children learn in many ways. We foster early development in the areas of: early literacy, early math skills, emotional and social skills, health, science, social studies, and safety.


The students will participate in discovery time, (free play) art, small groups, large group, snack time, music time, gross motor activities such as dance, learn some sign language, early math skills, and early literacy skills.


The following key learning skills are those that the students are expected to be proficient in by the end of the school year. Although each child’s development varies, these are the skills the school district has identified as essential, in order to be prepared for kindergarten. These skills have been aligned with the Wisconsin Model of Early Learning Standards.


Alphabet/Letter Recognition
  • The child should recognize his/her name on a card and be able to say the letters in their name

  • Identify at least 21 uppercase letters

  • Begin their name with an uppercase letter


  • The child should rote count to 20

  • Participate in patterns, sequencing and graphing.

  • Name basic shapes (circle, square, rectangle, oval and triangle)

  • Recognize the difference between letters and numbers

  • Recognize the numbers 0-10 in random order

  • Count objects with 1 to 1 correspondence


Basic Concepts
  • Name the basic colors including gray

  • Identify words that rhyme

  • Identify positional concepts (top/bottom, in front/behind, over/under, in/out, on/off)


Fine Motor Skills
  • Hold a pencil correctly

  • Use a scissors correctly

  • Use glue correctly


Gross Motor Skills
  • Participate in movement activities

  • Cross the midline of the body


  • Shares and takes turns

  • Shows respect for peers, self, adults and personal space


Self-Help Skills
  • Is independent with personal hygiene needs

  • Dresses and undresses independently


Active Listening, Speaking or Viewing
  • Attend to stories and directions

  • Transitions Appropriately

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