Ready for the next step in their educational journey, a typical Scholar’s day is filled with exciting learning activities that promote critical thinking, problem solving, and exploration of fundamental concepts. In addition to dramatic play, socialization activities, and loads of fun, our teachers ramp up instruction to engage our Scholars in core academic learning sure to prepare them for kindergarten readiness and beyond. Phonemic awareness, phonics instruction, sight words, handwriting, and math are the primary focus during our structured learning times. Teachers observe student learning, maintain anecdotal records and assess students bi-weekly to document growth of each child. These notes are also used to differentiate instruction and provide one-on-one learning to ensure each child successfully masters our learning milestones and objectives.
A Beka curriculum serves as the core academic program with emphasis on phonics blending, sentence formation and reading comprehension. Students are taught to read with a systematic, step-by-step reading plan based upon the sounds of each letter. This gives students a solid foundation for developing exceptional reading skills. Science and social studies are integrated daily allowing students to learn about themselves and the world around them. Students learn about community helpers and simple safety rules, beginnings of American history, and children of 10 different countries including simple geography. We also emphasize additional skills including: problem-solving, clarifying and making predictions, writing and self-expression, and foreign language.
We are most excited about our Scholars engaging in weekly S.T.E.A.M. lessons. Beginning at age 3, we introduce S.T.E.A.M. to extend learning beyond ABCs and 123s. Children create arts & crafts, engage in hands-on activities, and interact with fun educational games using touch-screen computers! Each week, teachers prepare high interest science, math, and engineering projects to promote problem solving and critical thinking. Small group instruction is provided daily to ensure each child has adequate support and attention to master content taught.
At the end of each day, parents receive a daily communication tracker highlighting diaper changes, meal consumption notes and nap times, and special moments captured throughout the day.