A high quality early childhood curriculum can establish a strong foundation leading to a student’s future success. At the core of our program is a researched based curriculum led by educated professionals trained in the best teaching practices for cognitive and social development. During whole group activities, such as calendar and guided reading, students are in engaged in meaningful interactions with their peers and teachers, expanding vocabulary and knowledge by using open ended questions and problem solving skills.
As the class gathers at the beginning each session, children free play with their friends and the various toys in the classroom. When everyone has arrived, they sit down as a whole group and discuss such topics as the calendar, weather, attendance, letters, numbers, colors, and shapes, as well as the day’s activities and theme. Then students will move to Learning Centers, which is the bulk of the academic day. Research shows that Learning Centers are a powerful tool in the classroom for developing independence, risk taking, perseverance, initiative, creativity, and reasoning. This small group instruction method focuses on the development of the whole child through literacy, mathematics, fine motor, technology, art and sensory experiences. Children work independently and collaboratively with their teachers and peers building confidence and self-awareness. By utilizing a differentiated curriculum model students are grouped and taught at their instructional level; this helps to minimize frustration and maximize personal success. Daily Learning Centers will include any combination of the following: