Pre-K Program

Thematic and Integrated Curriculum

Big Day for PreK is organized into eight engaging and child-friendly themes. As the year progresses, the themes in this early-learning program broaden, and children begin to understand more about the world around them. The flexible content allows prekindergarten teachers to incorporate their own favorite themes into the classroom.

Big Day for PreK provides opportunities for children to hear language modeled and use language in rich and varied contexts. A wealth of materials and strategies included in Big Day for PreK help teachers promote development of the most important language skills:

Program materials support teachers in their efforts to elicit responses from children, engage children in conversations, and to build oral language and vocabulary in all parts of the day.

Big Day for PreK is a comprehensive early learning program that embraces children’s natural curiosity and encourages them to explore and connect to the world around them. The prekindergarten curriculum incorporates the most current research on child development into a program that celebrates early learners and prepares children for success in school and life!

In Big Day for PreK, each day is organized around three Big Experiences—Whole-Group, Circle Time, and Story Time lessons—that provide an anchor for conversation, play, and learning. Carefully selected activities ground the entire class in a common Big Experience.

Big Experiences provide integrated learning opportunities and introduce children to new vocabulary, concepts, and skills. Big Day for PreKprovides intentional instruction in all learning domains:

Small Groups Build on Big Experiences

Daily small-group instruction provides multiple opportunities for children to be actively involved in learning, developing skills with teacher modeling, guidance, immediate feedback, and support. Small Group lessons focus on the most predictive skills: phonological awareness, alphabet recognition, and mathematics.

Learning Centers Extend Big Experiences

Each theme offers weekly activities for learning centers that extend the content from the Big Experiences. In Big Day for PreK, all Learning Centers are intentional, purposeful, and fun!