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May 21, 2018

Curriculum

CHAPS, inc. has created a multi-faceted curriculum based on the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.   Lessons are designed to meet the developmental benchmarks and growth of our students.  

The Letter People

Students are introduced to each letter of the alphabet through our friends; The Letter People. Each puppet brings its letter to life with a unique song and story.  The puppets help in building early literacy skills.

Get Set for School Curriculum

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Children learn and discover through engaging lessons, hands-on materials, art and music.  Our classrooms come alive with the voices of children and teachers interacting and learning together. 

The curriculum focuses on three areas of learning:

Readiness & Writing

Through play and explicit instruction, children develop early literacy skills in these six domains.
(click on the domain to view a sample lesson)

1. Phonological Awareness
2. Alphabet Knowledge
3. Concepts About Print
4. Comprehension
5. Oral Language
6. Writing

Numbers & Math

Through engaging play and activities, children develop early math skills in these five domains.
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1. Number & Operations
2. Geometry
3. Patterns & Algebra
4. Measurement & Time
5. Data Representation & Probability

Language & Literacy 

Through music, movement and multisensory manipulatives, children develop core readiness skills in these seven domains.
(click on the domain to view a sample lesson)

1. Readiness
2. Drawing
3. Alphabet Knowledge
4. Colors & Coloring
5. Pre-Writing
6. Writing
7. Counting & Numbers

Word Time




Squawker and our Word Time program invite children to engage in discussions, 
say new words, understand their meanings and build and speak complete sentences.  

Each lesson is concluded with the following song:
(to the tune of Hickory, Dickory, Dock)

Letters together make words.  We learn new words each day.  
We put the words together and have a new sentence to say.


 

Monthly Thematic Lessons

In addition to the above components of the curriculum, classes are introduced to monthly cross-curricular themes. Themes include topics such as All About Me, Harvest, Transportation and Planting & Gardening.  Find out more about our themes on our monthly classroom calendars.

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