An Outreach Ministry of Sanlando United Methodist Church – Longwood, FL

VPK (Pre-K 4)

Butterfly_Green_angledOur Pre-K 4′s program uses the research-based, nationally recognized Creative Curriculum. Together with Christian values, literacy, and the Handwriting Without Tears program, we facilitate learning to meet important developmental and educational milestones by all children.

The program is four days a week:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00am – 2:00pm

A typical schedule for the four year old program:

9:00 – 9:10am Arrival
9:10 – 9:30am Gathering
9:30 – 10:00am Playground
10:00 – 10:30am Bathroom/Snack
10:30 – 11:30am Learning Centers
11:30 – 12:15pm Lunch/Quiet Time
12:15 – 1:00pm Learning Centers
1:00 – 1:30pm Specials: T=Bikes/W=Chapel/Th=Music
1:30 – 2:00pm Gathering
2:00pm Dismissal

Pre-K 4′s VPK Only Hours 9:00am – 1:00pm

Pre-K 4′s Curriculum

Construction Site

construction site

Letters: D, E, F, G, I, N, S, T, W

Literature: Construction Site, Harry’s House, Bam, Bam, Bam, Road Builders, Tools.

Songs: Building a Skyscraper, There’s a Hole in the Ceiling, This Is the Way We Build a House.

Poems: The Steam Shovel, Sidewalk Builders, Building a House.

Sample Vocabulary Words: ceilings, cement, rough, elevators, cranes, gritty, hallways, graders, dull.

Summary of Experiences and Explorations:

  • Discuss constructing buildings, roads, bridges, etc.
  • Experiment with different tools and building materials
  • Learn the process of construction, from demolition to planning to building
  • Explore the sounds on a construction site
  • Identify and describe the different jobs on a construction site
  • Explore the different parts of a structure (doors, walls, ceilings, windows)

Supermarket supermarket



Letters: A, B, C, J, K, O, Q, Y, Z

Literature: Supermarket, Where Are You?, To Market, To Market, Eating the Alphabet, My Shopping List

Songs: Shopping Carts, Baker, Baker, Mile of Aisles

Poems: Supermarket Song, Eat the Alphabet, What You Don’t Know About Food

Sample Vocabulary Words: aisle, right, detergent, shelf, left, flour, sign, sugar, side to side

Summary of Experiences and Explorations:

  • Talk about items for sale in a supermarket
  • Discuss getting around in a supermarket, up/down aisles
  • Learn how to categorize food and non-food items
  • Explore the process of checking out at the supermarket-paying and bagging purchases
  • Identify and describe different environmental print at the supermarket
  • Explore shapes, colors, tastes, and smells at the supermarket

Garden garden



Letters: C, D, F, G, P, R, T, Y

Literature: Garden, Bumblebee, Bumblebee, Flower Garden, Growing Vegetable Soup, Sara’s Seed

Songs: Beans, Beans, Beans, Jump Down, Turn Around, The Green Grass Grows All Around

Poems: Seed Life, Digging in the Garden, Tommy

Sample Vocabulary Words: wheelbarrow, garden, rows, nectarines, soil, over, fertilizer, under, bud

Summary of Experiences and Explorations:

  • Talk about the things that grow in a garden
  • Learn the life cycle of a plant
  • Discuss tools and equipment used in a garden
  • Investigate the role of insects in a garden

Zoo zoo



Letters: H, I, J, M, O, Q, V, X, Z

Songs: In the City Zoo, Mary Saw a Little Llama, One Elephant

Poems: Animals from A to Z, Laughing Time, At the Zoo

Literature: At the Zoo, Edward the Emu, Miss Moo Goes to the Zoo, Good Night Gorilla, Whose Baby Am I?

Sample Vocabulary Words: visitors, trunk, chuckle, guides, tusks, giggle, trainers, mouth, snicker,

Summary of Experiences and Explorations:

  • Describe the parts of a zoo
  • List the characteristics of animals and their zoo habitats
  • Learn about the different jobs at the zoo
  • Discuss a visit to the zoo