Curriculum and Instruction

Cougar Cubs Preschool follows Indiana’s Early Learning Foundations.

Curricular resources used in our preschool program include:

  • Conscious Discipline: Our classrooms use Conscious Discipline, an evidence-based and trauma-informed approach to developing social and emotional skills.
  • Handwriting Without Tears: Handwriting Without Tears is a curriculum supplement that provides many hands-on opportunities for our preschool students to learn about letters, shapes, colors, and numbers.
  • EveryDay Math: EveryDay Math is a curriculum supplement to aid in teaching math concepts, such as numeracy, geometry, data, and counting.
  • Heggerty – Early Pre-Kindergarten: The Heggerty curriculum includes explicit instruction in phonological awareness skills, including: rhyme, initial phoneme isolation, blending, segmenting, final phoneme isolation, alphabet knowledge, and language awareness.

Students receive instruction in whole-group, small-group, and individual settings. Instruction in the classroom is provided through teacher-led and child-led experiences. These experiences are designed with a focus on whole-child learning, to develop their skills in language, literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, creative arts, social-emotional learning, and motor skills.