Preschool Curriculum

As a former preschool teacher, I have quite a bit of experience when it comes to teaching young children. I have mostly worked with children from age 2 to 12 years old in both a preschool and after-school setting. I have worked with children in different states, from all different backgrounds, from all types of homes and with different disabilities. I have also assisted teachers and tutored students in elementary schools. My education was in early child development and I also began pursuing an education in child psychology before pursuing other interests.

I homepreschool all of my kiddos so I created this page to share lesson plans, activities, ideas, freebies, tips and tricks with all of you. I will post all of that here, along with links to other homeschooling resources. Hopefully all of these can serve as some valuable resources for you if you are interested in educating your children at home while they are young.

The Different Homeschooling Approaches
Unit Studies ~ "Relaxed" or "Eclectic" Homeschooling ~ Classical Homeschooling ~ The Charlotte Mason Method ~ Montessori ~ Multiple Intelligences ~ The Waldorf Method ~ School-at-Home ~ Unschooling

Learning Centers
Teachers will usually set up what they call "centers" in the classroom. Each center is set up to encourage children to learn through play or by experimenting. For example, when my students were done with the activity for the day, I would give them free-play time. I had different centers set up throughout the room {mostly at a table} that focused on a different area of learning. They were never forced to sit at one center {unless I used that as a discipline approach to help the child calm down or re-direct them from their negative behavior}, but rather encouraged to try each center. This is extremely beneficial, as it promotes independence, helps children to become more responsible and helps them to learn through self-discovery {if you are working with more than one child, it also allows the teacher time to work one-on-one with each child}. When you are homeschooling, this option will be something you have also. You can choose to have these centers set up throughout different areas of your home or in one room where you and your child do the schooling. It will also be up to you whether or not you keep the centers set up throughout the day and let your child roam their freely, or have them participate at a certain time. The different centers you decide to set up are also entirely up to you. Ideas for each center can revolve around the theme you are working on. Some examples of different types of centers include:

Dramatic Play ~ Math ~ Science ~ Blocks/Manipulative ~ Art ~ Reading/Quiet Area ~ Writing/Spelling ~ Music ~ Sensory Tables ~ Computer

*The following lesson plans can be used for children, toddler through Kindergarten. Experiment with these ideas and adjust them to fit your child's learning. I am hoping to have some printables to share here sometime soon.

October Theme: Fall