ERIC Number: ED446821
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Prekindergarten Curriculum: A Parent's Guide.
Department of Defense Education Activity, Arlington, VA.
This publication from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is designed to inform parents about the department's prekindergarten curriculum in four major areas: language arts/reading, mathematics, science, and social studies. The integrated language arts/reading standards include listening attentively and participating courteously in group activities, predicting story outcomes, and drawing conclusions. The students select picture books for themselves and for a group, handle books carefully, dictate stories about personal experiences, and describe characters in literature they have heard or viewed. The social studies standards emphasize citizenship education: following rules and respecting the rights of people. Students learn the concepts of self-control, fairness, and leadership. They explore basic concepts of the individual. Mathematics standards emphasize how students acquire and use strategies to understand and act on mathematical problems. Students will be actively engaged in mathematics through instruction in patterns and relationships, and in seeking multiple solutions to problems. In both the mathematics and science standards, the larger context of understanding and application is stressed over concepts and procedures. The science standards emphasize the natural and physical world as the students observe, record, describe, question, form explanations, and draw conclusions. (EV)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Defense Education Activity, Arlington, VA.