Core Knowledge at a Glance


 Movement and Coordination

  • Physical Attention and Relaxation
  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Eye-Hand and Eye-Foot Coordination
  • Group Games
  • Creative Movement and Expression

 Autonomy and Social Skills

  • Sense of Self and Personal Responsibility
  • Working in a Group Setting

 Work Habits

  • Memory Skills
  • Following Directions
  • Task Persistence and Completion


  • Oral Language
  • Nursery Rhymes, Poems, Fingerplays and Songs
  • Children’s Literature: Read Alouds and Storytelling
  • Emerging Literacy Skills


  • Patterns and Classification
  • Geometry
  • Measurement
  • Numbers and Number Science
  • Addition and Subtraction with Concrete Objects
  • Money

 Orientation in Time

  • Vocabulary
  • Measures of Time
  • Passage of Time (Past, Present, Future)

 Orientation in Space

  • Vocabulary
  • Actual and Represented Space
  • Simple Maps
  • Basic Geographical Concepts


  • Human Characteristics, Needs and Development
  • Animal Characteristics, Needs and Development
  • Plant Characteristics, Needs and Growth
  • Physical Elements (Water, Air, Light)
  • Tools


  • Attention to Differences in Sound
  • Imitate and Produce Sounds
  • Listen and Sing
  • Listen and Move

 Visual Arts

  • Attention to Detail
  • Creating Art (Printing, Painting, Drawing, Collage, Sculpture)
  • Looking at and Talking about Art