E.C.S.E. Preschool Program

Preschool Program

 

The E.C.S.E. preschool program at Cotaco Elementary serves children age 3-5 years in eastern Morgan County who are experiencing difficulty in the following areas: vision, hearing speech and language, motor skills or learning.  Any child in Morgan County may be referred for screening if developmental delays are suspected.  Parents, family members, doctors or others may make referrals in the community.  Screening services are provided at no charge.  Preschool classes run Monday through Thursday from 8:00-11:00 or 12:00-3:00.  A lead teacher, speech and language pathologist, and two paraprofessionals work together to provide a language-rich, structured environment where children can acquire developmentally appropriate skills through play and small group activities.  If you have, or know of, a child experiencing delays in development, please contact Kim Dahlem, Preschool Coordinator at 309-2144

 

 


 

Schedule

 

Week

Theme

Letter Sound

Concepts

1

School Supplies

 

in/out

2

Summer weather

 

in/out

3

Family/Senses

 

on/off

4

Family/Senses

Aa

up/down

5

House/Furniture

Mm

inside/outside

6

Transportation

Tt

slow/fast

7

Fall weather / apples

Ss

empty/full

8

Fall/leaves

Review

under/over

9

Fall pumpkins

Ii

big/little/heavy

10

Halloween/Spiders

Ff

up/down

11

Thanksgiving/Fruits

Dd

hard/soft

12

Thanksgiving/Vegetables

Rr

on/next to

13

Manners/Mealtimes

Oo

on/next to

14

Thanksgiving Feast

Review

top/bottom

15

Christmas/Decorate tree

Gg

high/low & around

16

Christmas 

Ll

open/close

17

Christmas

Hh

up/down & in/out

18

Review

Review

Review

19

Winter weather ice/snow

Uu

hot/cold

20

Winter clothes

Cc

front/back

21

Winter Birds & Bears

Bb

between

22

Musical Instruments

Nn

loud/quiet

23

Valentines

Kk

Review

24

Community Helpers

Vv

Review

25

Community Helpers

Ee

emotions

26

Flag & Dr. Seuss

Ww

emotions

27

Nursery Rhymes

Jj

multi-step directions

28

Nursery Rhymes

Pp

multi-step directions

29

Spring/weather/clothes

Yy

*

30

Gardening/Planting

Zz

*

31

Bunnies / Egg Hunt

Qq

*

32

Pets

at rhyming

*

33

Farm animals

an rhyming

*

34

Zoo animals

all rhyming

*

35

Family / Mother's Day

en rhyming

*

36

Catergorization/Grouping

et rhyming

*

37

Catergorization/Grouping

Review

*

 

*Basic concepts will be reviewed during the last two months to determine mastery and carry over skills. 

*Colors, shapes, numbers, and counting skills are also addressed daily.  

*The preschool teachers follow the basic guideline listed above while working with the individual needs of each student as stated in their Individualized Education Program (IEP).  Developmentally appropriate guidelines and the Alabama Course of Study are used in planning classroom activities.  In addition to the communication and cognitive skills listed above adaptive, personal-social and motor skills are addressed daily throughout the classroom.