The Curriculum

Preschool in Ballwin A well rounded pre-school curriculum is vital to fostering a love of learning at an early age. The right pre-school curriculum can help develop comprehension, socialization, and critical thinking skills. All children at our Preschool in Ballwin, MO, the Adventure Learning Center, will be introduced and exposed to written, visual, verbal, and physical activities with the letters and/or the theme for the week.

Our pre-school curriculum consists of arts and crafts, songs and games, science and cooking projects, language, mathematics, multicultural activities and an introduction to computers and Spanish! Weekly Journals are kept on preschool children and daily reports are sent home on all children.

ALC is now utilizing The Creative Curriculum by Teaching Strategies

Fall/Winter 2016

Week Theme/Event Literacy Focus
August 22nd -August 26th Back to school
August 29th -September 2nd Getting to know you
September 5th-September 9th Family Week
September 9th Grandparent’s Day Tea 10:00
September 12th-September 16th

September 15th and 16th

September 19th -September 23rd

September 21st

Apples, Apples, Apples

Apple Picking Field Trip

Fall Fun

First Day of Fall

Letter Aa


Letter Bb

September 26th-September 30th Community Letter Cc
October 3rd-October 7th Dinosaurs Letter Dd
October 10th-October 14th

October   17th-October 21st

October 20th and 21st

October 24th–October 28th


October 31st -November 4th

October 31st

November 7th -November 11th

November 14th -November 18th

November 17th

November 21st -November 25th

November 24th and 25th

November 28th -December 2nd

December 5th -December 9th

December 12th -December 16th

December 19th -December 23rd

December 22nd

December 23rd

December 26th -December 30th

December 26th

January 2nd

Fall Assessments


Pumpkin Patch Field Trip




Costume Parade and Party

Happy Harvest


ALC Family Feast 11:30

Holiday Traditions

Closed for Thanksgiving

Animal Adaptations

Caring and Sharing

Ice and Snow Fun

Winter Holidays around the world

Winter Party 10:00

ALC closes at 3:00

Winter Wonderland Review




Letter Ee


Letter Ff


Letter Gg


Letter Hh

Letter Ii




Letter Jj

Letter Kk

Letter Ll

*Special Events and Guests Will Be Added Throughout the Semester

Winter/ Spring 2016

Week Theme / Event Literacy Focus
January 4th – January 8th Moon and Stars Letter “Mm” Milo Mouse
January 11th – January 15th Nuts! Nuts! Nuts! Letter “Nn” Nora Nurse
January 18th Martin Luther King Day
January 18th – January 22nd Opposites Letter “Oo” Omar Octopus
January 25th – January 29th Pets  Letter “Pp” Penelope Pig
January 29th Pajama Day
February 2nd Groundhog Day
February 1st – February 5th Quilts Letter “Qq” Queen  Quella
February 8th Chinese New Year
February 9th Mardi Gras Parade
February 8th – February 12th Countries Of The World
February 15th Friendship Party
February 15th President’s Day
February 15th – February 19th Friendship Week
February 22nd – February 26th Rain-forest Letter “Rr” Roger Raccoon
February 29th- March 4th Space  Letter “Ss” Suki Sunflower
March 7th – March 11th Transportation Letter “Tt” Tab Tiger
March 12th Daylight Savings!  Spring Forward
March 14th – March 18th Under The Sea Letter “Uu” Mr. U
March 17th Green Party
March 18th Umbrella Parade
March 25th Celebrate Spring
March 28th – April 1st Veggies  Letter “Vv” Victor Van
April 4th – April 8th Weather  Letter “Ww” Wendy Walrus
April 11th – April 15th Life Cycles Letter “Xx” Mr. X
April 18th – April 22nd Going Green Week
April 22nd Earth Day
April 25th – April 29th Yellow  Letter “Yy” Yasmin Yack
May 2nd- May 6th Celebrate Moms!  Letter “Zz” Zookeeper Zed
May 5th Cinco de Mayo
May 6th Mother’s Day Breakfast
May 9th – May 13th Assessment Week
May 13th Spring Fling and Pre-K Graduation
May 19th Parkway’s Last Day of School
May 16th – May 20th The Year In Review  Conferences Two’s – Pre-K
May 25th Rockwood’s Last Day of School
May 23rd – May 27th Get Ready For Summer!
May 30th ALC Closed for Memorial Day
May 31st Summer Camp Begins

*Special events and guests will be added throughout the semester