School Curriculum

The South Lyon Cooperative Preschool provides a nurturing, secure environment for young children and their families.  Our curriculum is based on the Michigan Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Prekindergarten. We focus on children’s individual needs by offering a developmentally appropriate program that addresses all areas of development.

Through active learning children explore their world, participate in critical thinking and grow interpersonally.  Our large and small group learning opportunities  foster growth in the areas of social development, literacy and language, number operations, motor skills, taking turns, music and rhythm, and creative representation.

Children are given opportunities to make choices to increase self-help skills and strengthen their problem solving abilities. Through this curriculum children are able to learn more about themselves as individuals, accept the differences in others, appreciate the world around them, gain self-confidence and build strong foundations for later learning.

We believe that children learn best when:

  • They are secure and feel safe in their environment.
  • They are engaged in activities that are meaningful and relevant to their lives.
  • They manipulate objects and are allowed to fully explore.
  • They are given small and large group instruction.
  • They learn through child and adult interactions.
  • Their parents are involved in their learning.
  • Activities are developmentally appropriate.
  • Adults facilitate learning opportunities.
  • Experiences are translated into learning.
  • Children are given a variety of learning experiences.
  • Children are supported through their struggles with caring and consideration of them as a person.