Preschool Curriculum

Preschool Curriculum and Daily Schedule

The Core Curriculum

The School District of Philadelphia has designed and implemented a developmentally appropriate Core Curriculum in literacy, math, science and social studies for all our preschool programs, which

  • Meets Pennsylvania State Standards for PreKindergarten
  • Defines best teaching practices
  • Includes methods and materials that respect the rich cultural heritages and diverse learning styles of all our children
  • Includes activities that connect school and home

A typical preschool classroom is divided into the following learning centers:

Library, Writing, Science, Math, Dramatic Play, Blocks, Art, Music, Computers, Puzzles and Games

PA Early Learning Standards 

Pennsylvania’s Learning Standards for Early Childhood are research-based according to age and development, and form the foundation for curriculum, assessment, instruction and intervention within early care and education programs.

For more information, click the following link to visit the PA Early Learning Standards for Early Childhood website.

Schedule for Bright Futures & PreK Head Start

Bright Futures and PreK Head Start follow school day schedules. A typical daily schedule for both programs appears below.

Morning Activities

  • Breakfast
  • Circle Time
  • Focus – Literacy/Independent Activities
  • Outdoors
  • Story Time
  • Small Groups

Afternoon Activities

  • Lunch
  • Story Time
  • Rest Time
  • Snack
  • Story Time