curriculum programs & events

multicultural curriculum comprised of hands-on learning experiences

Our multicultural curriculum is comprised of hands-on learning experiences for all of the cultures our children explore. Each month, we will focus on a different culture and explore its themes in the areas of art, music, theater, indoor and outdoor installations, hands-on artifacts, and food. These Curriculum highlights are distributed to the parents each month.

Annual Curriculum Programing

SEPTEMBER
UNITED STATES: About Me and My Family / Equality For All
Village Fair

OCTOBER
EUROPE: Masquerade and Harvest
Grandfather's Day and Venetian Ball

NOVEMBER
NATIVE AMERICANS: Keepers of the Earth and Animals
Grandmother’s Day and Native American Celebration

DECEMBER
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS: Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Christmas
Festival of Lights Holiday Program

JANUARY
THE ASIAN WORLD: Chinese New Year
The Dragon Parade and Japanese Tea Party

FEBRUARY & MARCH
AFRICA: Rhythm and Drums
The African Play

APRIL
INDIA & SPRING: Rebirth of Life
Indian Harvest Festival

MAY & JUNE
THE LATIN WORLD: Los Colores de la Vida
The Latin Play

SAMPLE DAILY PRE-SCHOOL SCHEDULE

8:00 - 8:45    Teachers Set-up

8:45 - 9:15    Arrival Time / Outside, Free Play

9:15 - 9:30     Circle Time / Outside for everyone

9:30 – 10:15     Inside Art Time, Free play

10:15 - 10:30     Snack time

10:30 - 11:40     Transition Time: Free Play, Musical Theater, Art

11:40 - 12:00     Transition to Lunch Time

12:00 - 12:30     Lunch Time

12:30 - 12:45     Story time inside

12:40 – 12:45     Closing Circle for Blue Room, Going Home

12:45 - 1:00     Closing Circle time outside, Pickup time

Transitional Kindergarten Program (T.K.) 8:45 – 3:00

1:00 - 5:00     After-school care

The curriculum at Little Dolphins provides so many opportunities for children to connect—whether it be through the stories, the music, or the art projects. As a teacher, it is a privilege to watch each child learn about herself as well as what it means to exist within a larger community.

- Kelly Rowe, T.K. Teacher