Scribbles Preschool Curriculum

While Scribbles students are busy having fun with friends—singing, playing, creating and exercising—thanks to the creativity of our teachers, they are simultaneously achieving critical developmental milestones in the areas of Speech & Language, Math & Measurement, Movement & Motor Skills, Artistic Expression, Science & Discovery, and Social & Emotional development. See more details in the chart below.

At Scribbles, we teach according to guidelines established by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE EDUCATION OF YOUNG CHILDREN. Our curriculum is designed to meet essential developmental goals for each classroom/age group, and is reinforced by monthly themes, weekly planned activities, and daily schedules and routines that support those goals. Students benefit from a variety of educational activities in order to meet their diverse interests and learning styles, and those activities are enjoyed both in large groups and small groups, as well as through one-on-one teacher-student interactions.




Speech & Language


Artistic Expression

  • Vocabulary Development
  • Songs and Finger Plays
  • Books/Storytelling
  • Listening & Following Directions
  • Directional and Positional Concepts
  • Experimenting writing own name – magnets, play-dough, stamps
  • Pre-emerging writing/reading skills
  • Painting, stamping, collaging, and printing
  • Music/Singing
  • Rhythm
  • Imaginative Play
  • Storytelling
  • Dance
  • Self-Expression through art and creative movement

Math & Measurement


Science & Discovery

  • Counting
  • Sorting, by color and size
  • Matching
  • Shapes
  • Measuring
  • Puzzles and games
  • Developing spatial and geometric senses: tunneling, filling/spilling, assembling and taking apart, arranging and shaping
  • One to one correspondence (place one placemat at each students space).
  • Exploring in both 2D and 3D
  • Symmetry and pattern recognition
  • Comparing and ordering objects based on attributes
  • Understanding basic temporal relations (e.g. sequence of daily routine.)
  • Observing, identifying, describing and comparing properties of objects (Physical Science)
  • Observing, identifying, describing and comparing characteristics of living things (Life Science)
  • Exploring and identifying properties of rocks, soil, water and air (Earth science)
  • Cooking
  • Cause & Effect Experimentation
  • Science table activities
  • Nature Walks
  • Caring for our class pet
  • Using the five senses to explore
  • Plant/animal identification
  • Observing and describing weather
  • Learning to use scientific tools
  • Identifying likeness and differences

MovementMovement & Motor Skills

Fine Motor Skills

  • Painting, gluing, coloring, stamping and printing
  • Chopping, cutting
  • Playdough manipulation

Gross Motor Skills

  • Walking, Running, Jumping
  • Balancing
  • Dancing and coordinated movement
  • Catching, throwing
  • Kicking
  • Pushing/Pulling
  • Climbing


Friendship & Feelings

Social & Emotional Development

  • Sharing, taking turns and other prosocial behavior skills
  • Support and Encouragement

Emotional Expression

  • Following Rules, routines and directions
  • Identifying feelings in oneself and others
  • Problem solving
  • Helping adults and peers
  • Expressing empathy
  • Multicultural Awareness, customs, foods and holidays
  • Self-help skills