Core Knowledge Curriculum
Rocklin Academy Preschool
Our organization has made it a priority to put the needs of our families in the forefront by offering a high quality preschool/child care program conveniently located at the Rocklin Academy Gateway campus. These services are also offered to all families of the surrounding communities. The intent is to offer a preschool program on the same calendar as the schools, and maintain the daycare portion of the program year-round. In addition, Summer Camp will also be provided for children 3 - 6 years of age at this same preschool location. The Rocklin Academy’s Preschool program is a separate entity, fee-based program, which is available to all RA families and the community. Acceptance into preschool does not provide any preference for enrollment into any of our charter schools.
During the calendar school year Rocklin Academy Preschool offers services for children ages 3 through grade TK, who are fully toilet trained. We offer before/after school/holiday care for the TK students at the Rocklin Academy’s Gateway campus.
Rocklin Academy Preschool educates our young learners with the academic enrichment of the Core Knowledge Preschool Curriculum. This program is designed to correlate with the Core Knowledge Sequence for grades K-8. The curriculum provides a solid, coherent foundation for the content that children will encounter in kindergarten. In addition, it offers practical steps towards the Core Knowledge Foundation’s goal of promoting greater excellence and fairness while challenging our young learners with positive experiences and outcomes. Your child will participate in developmentally appropriate early childhood educational activities including:
Early Language Skills: Alphabet, Phonemic Awareness, Letter Recognition, Reading
Social and Emotional Development: Social Skills, Problem Solving and Work Habits
Literacy Development: Story and Factual Reading, Story Telling, and Nursery Rhymes
Science: Hands-on Activities and Experiments
Math: Numbers, Recognition/Writing Numbers, Counting, and Addition/Subtraction
Music: Singing, Listening, Moving to Music
Art: Creating Art through Different Mediums, Self-Expression/Creativity
Gross and Fine Motor Development: Engineering, Building, and Hand Writing Skills
Physical Well Being: Sense of Self and Others, Self Confidence, and Working in Groups
History and Geography: Orientation in Time and Space, Basic Concepts, Important People in History