Core Knowledge Sequence

The Preschool Core Knowledge Sequence is a set of model guidelines describing fundamental competencies and specific knowledge that, for children from three to five years of age, can provide a solid, coherent foundation for later learning in kindergarten and beyond.

The Preschool Sequence is intended to guide the planning of experiences and activities for preschool children by offering a coherent progression of skills and knowledge in the following areas:

  • Physical Well-Being and Motor Development
  • Autonomy and Social Skills
  • Work Habits
  • Language – Oral Language, Nursery Rhymes, Poems, Finger-plays and Songs, Children’s Literature and Writing, Phonological Awareness, Phonics
  • Knowledge Acquisition and Cognitive Development
  • Mathematical Reasoning and Number Sense
  • Orientation in Time and Space
  • Scientific Reasoning and the Physical World
  • Movement, Coordination, and Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Core Virtues