Curriculum

Infant Program Features

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  • Uses early brain development research as the cornerstone of instruction.
  • Provides intentional activities and support in five developmental domains: language, cognitive, social and emotional, physical, approaches toward learning.
  • Encourages caregiver and child interactions to develop rich oral language and vocabulary as well as strong social and emotional connections.
  • Values individual differences.
  • Provides materials and strategies for maintaining healthy parent partnerships.
  • Offers child development tips and strategies with each activity to foster professional development.
  • Includes bilingual materials and instruction.
  • Embraces the joy of learning each day!

Toddler Program Features

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  • Uses early brain development research as the framework for instruction.
  • Offers strong daily routines that develop key social and emotional skills.
  • Balances intentional instruction with child-directed play.
  • Values individual differences.
  • Provides comprehensive, integrated, thematic activities in all domains.
  • Encourages caregiver and child interactions to develop rich oral language and vocabulary as well as strong social and emotional connections.
  • Provides materials and strategies for maintaining healthy parent partnerships.
  • Embraces the joy of learning each day!

Preschool Threes

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Theme-Based Activities

  • Child-centered
  • Intentional
  • Covering all domains each day with a special emphasis on social-emotional development featuring Dr. Becky Bailey’s Conscious Discipline

Differentiated Instruction

  • Adaptions for dual language learners

Joyful Learning

  • High-interest topics and materials
  • Songs, stories, rhymes, finger plays and games
  • Opportunities to laugh and play
  • Learning Without Tears and Hooked on Phonics curriculum
  • LEGO STEM enhancements

Private Pre-K Program Features

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  • Embraces the joy of learning!
  • Provides comprehensive, integrated instruction in all domains.
  • Balances intentional instruction with child-centered learning.
  • Provides equity- English and Spanish– of materials and instructions.
  • Offers a strong daily routine that develops key social skills and emotional control.
  • Values individual differences.
  • Empowers children with choices in self-directed activities.
  • Honors the power of a strong teacher-child interaction to develop rich oral language and a robust vocabulary.
  • Provides a systematic and sequential continuum for building skills and concepts.
  • Uses research-based principles of learning as the cornerstone of instruction.
  • Includes Learning Without Tears and Hooked on Phonics curriculum.
  • LEGO STEM enhancements.
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