E. CURRICULAR THEMES

          The outer circle of the KCF corresponds to the interrelatedness of the learning domains, which dictates the way to approach implementation.  The daily activities prescribed in the Kindergarten Curriculum Guide (KCG) or the Teacher’s Guide is designed as learner centered, inclusive, and developmentally appropriate to employ an integrative and interactive approach in developing the competencies focusing on the themes shown in Figure 2. The child and brain development principles were the bases of the selection of content, concepts, and skills, as well as the learning activities. Developmentally appropriate practices considered the developmental tasks that five-year-olds, in general, could tackle at a specific time, and in a specific sequence. Thus, these curricular themes adhere to Bronfenbrenner’s Bio-ecological theory that defines “layers of environment, each having an effect on a child’s holistic development.”

  1. Myself – concepts and ideas   that   help the learners understand himself/ herself better so that he/she will develop as an individual
  2. My Family – concepts, ideas, practices that guide the child to be responsible and proud of himself and his family
  3. My School – concepts, ideas, practices, and situations that help the child understand how to be an individual and socialize with other learners, teachers, and other school personnel
  4. My Community- concepts, ideas, practices, situations, and responsibilities that the learner should acquire and understand so that he/she will a become functional and responsive member of the community
  5. More Things Around Me – all other concepts, ideas, practices, situations, and responsibilities beyond themes 1 to 4, but which may be relevant to the community, culture, and interest of the learner