Curriculum and Areas Of Focus
Curriculum at UDA Creative Arts Preschool
Imagination. Your 2-, 3-, or 4-year-old preschooler is bursting with imaginative ideas that can hardly be contained. We love this exciting time of life! And here at UDA Creative Arts Preschool, Draper, we know that by guiding your child to use her or his imagination to solve problems, learn concepts, play, build motor skills, and more, your child will develop a lasting independence and confidence that can build success in all areas of life.
That’s why our preschool focuses on the creative arts. By using art, music, social studies, dance and movement, science, math, reading and writing, and more (including a hefty dose of imagination!), we’re able to fully engage your child. With these emphases, both the right and left hemispheres of your child’s brain are developed, and this builds knowledge while teaching important skills for success.
Through exciting and fun hands-on curriculum at UDA Creative Arts Preschool in Draper, your child will develop a love of learning and will have the skills to embrace challenge.
Our Eight Areas of Focus at UDA Creative Arts Preschool in Draper
At UDA Creative Arts Preschool, Draper, we believe we have a responsibility to provide your child with a well-rounded preschool education. And we know that an emphasis on the creative arts allows us to teach concepts in relatable, fun, enriching, and even exciting ways that help your child to solidify those important concepts.
We are a unique preschool, in that we focus on each of our eight areas of curriculum each and every day. We don’t reserve dance and science for one day a week, with music and art taking place on a separate day -- your child is fully immersed in all eight of our focus areas every day. This allows your child to fully grasp concepts, apply them in different ways, and see how new information and knowledge relates to all areas of life.
Children love to move, wiggle, and dance! And creative movement actually helps children to learn academic concepts. For a more active mind, increased memory skills, better concentration, and more, creative movement is an important component in your 2-, 3-, or 4-year-old preschooler’s day. Plus, dance and creative movement helps to develop coordination, large motor skills, rhythm, expression, emotion, and balance.
Music helps children develop their whole selves, improving language skills, academic retention, social skills, and more. It builds listening skills, patterning, rhythm, interpretation of sound, and even discipline and concentration. You’ll hear your child singing about numbers, insects, and days of the week -- and don’t be surprised at how well s/he remembers those concepts!
“Children engaged in creating art express their feelings constructively, not destructively,” says Sydney Gurewitz Clemens, consultant for childhood education, teacher, and organizer of San Francisco Classroom Teachers’ Association. We couldn’t agree more! Art is a valuable tool for your child’s emotional wellbeing. Not only that, it also refines visual perception and fine motor skills, increases creativity and imagination, and helps your child develop an appreciation of her/his surroundings.
We use thematic weekly units to cross subject matter lines and give meaning and understanding to your 2-, 3-, or 4-year-old preschooler. These social studies themes provide a cohesive curriculum that helps children explore, understand, and appreciate their world.
Your child is naturally curious about the world. (The number of “Whys” and “Hows” you hear each day is a testament to that!) We teach science at UDA Creative Arts Preschool, Draper because it fosters your child’s inquisitive mind and encourages children to answer those “Why” and “How” questions. Scientific exploration teaches deductive reasoning and critical thinking skills that help to build the whole child.
Unless you were a whiz at math, you probably have a distinct dislike for the subject. We aim to prevent that common lack of confidence and dislike for math in your child by introducing math in fun ways that build confidence. In fact, we integrate math throughout our curriculum in many ways that give your child plenty of experience in developing those important early math skills. Our incorporation of math creates a foundation of analytical thinking and expands your child’s potential for learning in all other subjects.
Logic, sequencing, and patterning provide your child with excellent problem-solving skills.
The ability to read and write well builds a confidence in children and creates a thirst for knowledge. At UDA Creative Arts Preschool, we help words and books come to life, creating joy and excitement about reading.
Through group and individualized teaching opportunities, we help to reinforce the values you’re already working so hard to teach your child -- honesty, compassion, responsibility, respect, and more. We lovingly help children internalize the concept that our actions affect others. And our preschoolers get it!
Your child will thrive with our comprehensive creative arts curriculum that develops the whole child. Feel free to call us at (801) 523-5930 or contact us online to schedule a visit.