Nursery Curriculum ICA School


AGES (3-4):

Children whose third birthday falls on October 31st or before October 31st of the current year are eligible to attend Nursery.


Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 11:30 am


The curriculum is designed to develop and support children’s physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional growth through an eclectic approach that prepares young children for future academic success. Some of the target skills in the Nursery level:

Gross and Fine Motor Skills
  • Manage gross motor movements with confidence
  • Write letters of the alphabet and numerals independently using a comfortable tripod grip.
  • Handle materials such as scissors, glue, crayons properly and effectively
Cognitive and Language Skills
  • Language Arts
    • Identify and recognize the form and sounds of the English alphabet
    • Sight-read basic words such as I, am, is, are, the, etc.
    • Read c-v-c words, and simple phrases and sentences.
  • Math
    • Show understanding of different concepts such as comparison (big-small, long-short, heavy-light, etc.)
    • Identify and recognize numerals 0-20
    • Rote count independently up to 30
    • Count with 1-to-1 correspondence
    • Skip count by 2s
    • Add numbers with sum up to 10
  • Social Studies
    • Identify and recognize information about self, family, community, and the environment
  • Mandarin (basic)
    • Sing simple Mandarin songs
Socio-Emotional Skills
  • Display competence in performing tasks for self such setting own snack on the table, washing own hands, putting on shoes independently, etc.
  • Identify and recognize feelings, needs and wants, and communicate them appropriately
  • Display a positive attitude towards school and learning
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