Core Knowledge

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:


Faith Development

  • Bible as God’s Word
  • Jesus’ love
  • Bible Stories
  • Chapel Talks in the Church
  • Song
  • Prayer


Physical Well-Being and Motor Development

  • Movement and Coordination
  • Physical Attention and Relaxation
  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Eye-Hand and Eye-Foot Coordination
  • Group Games
  • Creative Movement and Expression


Social and Emotional Development

  • Autonomy and Social Skills
  • Sense of Self and Personal Responsibility
  • Working in a Group Setting
  • Recognize Uniqueness as God’s Child


Approaches to Learning

  • Work Habits
  • Memory Skills
  • Following Directions
  • Task Persistence and Completion



  • Oral language
  • Nursery Rhymes, Poems, Fingerplays, and Songs
  • Storybook Reading and Storytelling
  • Emerging Literacy Skills


Knowledge Acquisition and Cognitive Development
Mathematical Reasoning

  • Patterns
  • Classification
  • Geometry
  • Measurement
  • Numbers and Number Sense
  • Addition and Subtraction with Concrete Objects
  • Money

Orientation in Time and Space

  • Vocabulary
  • Measures of Time
  • Passage of Time
  • Actual and Represented Space
  • Simple Maps
  • Basic Geographical Concepts

Scientific Reasoning and the Physical World

  • Human Characteristics
  • Animal Characteristics
  • Plant Characteristics
  • Physical Elements (Water, Air, Light)
  • Tools
  • God, as Creator of our World


  • Attention to Differences in Sound
  • Imitate and Produce Sounds
  • Listen and Sing
  • Listen and Move

Visual Arts

  • Attention to Visual Detail
  • Creating Art
  • Looking At and Talking About Art

Learn more about Core Knowledge Curriculum at:

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8:30am & 11:15am

at S. Orchard Campus


Sunday School- 10am

at S. Orchard Campus



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Church/Preschool Campus

621 S. Orchard Ave.

Vacaville, CA 95688

707-451-6675 (Church)

707-451-6678 (PS)




School Campus

1011 Ulatis Dr.

Vacaville, CA 95687


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