Preschool Curriculum
Rancho Heritage School's daily activities develop the children's academic skills, physical skills and social skills in the following subjects.

Every child is unique and learns at a different pace. The followings are a sample of what each child is to learn. This is not an all inclusive list. RHS is constantly improving its curriculum. 
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Count orally through 10.
Count objects in one-to-one correspondence.
Understand empty and full.
Understand more and less.
Recognize numbers from 0 to 10.
Trace and write numbers from 0 to 10.
Compare and group bigger number to smaller number

Language Art
Remember objects from a given picture
Know what a letter of alphabet is
Have been read to frequently
Have been read to daily
Look at books and magazines
Recognize some nursery rhymes
Pronounce own first name
Pronounce own last name
Express self verbally
Able to trace or write own first and last name
Identify other children by name
Tell the meaning of simple words
Repeat a sentence of 6-8 words
Complete incomplete sentence with proper word
Have own books
Understand that print carries a message
Pretend to read
Use left-to-right progression
Answer questions about a short story
Tell the meaning of words heard in story
Look at pictures and tell a story
Identify own first name in manuscript
Print own first name

Identify parts of the body
Identify objects that have a functional use
Know common farm and zoo animals
Know Type of material such as Wood, metal, glass, plants, etc
Know gas, liquid and solid
Know living plants and animals and non living objects
Know the difference between living and non living things
Understand hot and cold
Understand the use of fire
Understand the danger of fire

Social Skills
Can be away from parents or primary care givers for 2-3 hours
Take care of toilet needs independently
Feel good about self
Care for own belongings
Know full name
Dress self
Tie shoelaces
Know how to use paper tissue
Know own sex
Brush teeth
Know how to cross street if needed
Know parents' names
Know home address
Know home phone number
Enter into casual conversation
Carry a plate of food
Maintain self-control
Get along well with other children
Play with other children
Recognize authority
Share with others
Talk correct sentences easily
Like teachers and friends
Meet visitors without shyness.
Able to introduce self to new friend or visitor
Put away toys
Able to stay on task
Able to work independently
Help family and teacher with chores
Avoid strangers
Not accept anything from strangers
Understand day and night
Know age and birthday
Understand fast and slow
Know young and old
Understand morning, noon, afternoon, and evening
Know the days of the week
Know the months of the year

Listening, Speaking and Comprehension 
Follow simple directions
Listen to a short story
Listen carefully
Recognize common sounds
Repeat a sequence of sounds
Repeat a sequence of orally given numbers
Retell simple stories in sequence

Physical Education and Motor Skills
Are able to run (on grass only)
Are able to walk a straight line
Are able to jump
Are able to hop
Are able to alternate feet walking down stairs
Are able to march
Are able to stand on one foot for 5-10 seconds
Are able to walk backwards for five feet
Are able to throw a ball
Cut and Pastes objects
Clap hands
Match simple objects
Able to button a shirt or coat
Build with blocks
Complete simple puzzles
Draw and color beyond a simple scribble
Able to zip a zipper
Control pencil and crayon well
Cut simple shapes
Handle scissors well
Able to copy simple shapes

Art & Color
Recognize and name primary colors
Recognize circles
Recognize rectangles
Recognize triangle
Match shapes or objects based on shape
Copy shapes

Position & Space
Understand up and down
Understand in and out
Understand front and back
Understand over (on) and under
Understand top, bottom, middle
Understand beside and next to

Understand big and little
Understand long and short
Match shapes or objects based on size