Iowa Early Learning Standards for Preschool:

Children will be exposed to both play-based and academic-based activities.

Content Areas for Direct Instruction:

3-4 Year Olds

  • Colors
  • Shapes
  • Numbers 0-10

4-5 Year Olds

  • Letter Recognition
  • Letter Sounds
  • Beginning Writing Skills
  • Numbers 0-20

Methods Used (3-4 Year Olds):


Clifford Red                   Nighttime Black

Carrot Orange               Snow White

Sunshine Yellow           Elephant Gray

Grass Green                   Brown Bear, Brown Bear

Sky Blue                         Bubblegum Pink

Purple Grapes


Sally Circle

Tracy Triangle

Sammy Square

Roger Rectangle

Danny Diamond

Heather Heart

Stella Star

Olivia Oval

Methods Used (4 & 5 Year Olds):

Visual Phonics

Learning Without Tears (Get Set for School)









Alphatales Interactive E-Storybooks