Curriculum

Our curriculum incorporates thematic learning experiences and interactive literacy that strengthen intellectual, social and physical skills.  Special to our program is children rotate classrooms for different subjects throughout the day, and classroom materials are always changing. We rotate themes six times a year per subject, keeping learning exciting.  Here are a few examples:

Toddler, Preschool & Kindergarten Areas of Study

  • STEAM
    • Science
    • Engineering
    • Art
    • Math
  • Language Arts
  • Music & Movement (Music, Dance and Physical Education)
  • Geography, Culture & Foreign Language
  • Library (Kindergarten only)

INFANTS

Our infant program guides your baby’s early experiences toward a lifelong love of learning, caring and supportive teachers foster social-emotional development through nurturing relationships with the children.

 

 

 

 

SCIENCE

• Scientific inquiry: asking questions and hypothesizing, making observations, experimenting, gathering data, making conclusions
• Health and nutrition
• Human anatomy: investigate body parts and systems, internal organs, the skeleton, five senses
• Zoology: learn animal characteristics and needs, classifications and habitats
• Botany: gardening, exploring the needs and characteristics of plants and flowers
• Physical science: explore with light, sound and color; study magnetism; experiment with simple machines; learn about the properties of water
• Space and the solar system
• Our environment: recycling and conservation

EARLY ENGINEERING

• Testing of physics concepts through building projects
• Investigating of scientific principles and design thinking

ART

• Art History
• A journey through time from cave art to Greek & Roman statuary to classic portraiture and finally ending in the modern art movement with artists such as Andy Warhol and Keith Haring.
• Student portfolios
• Recognition and application of shapes and color
• Experience with a wide variety of mediums: chalk, watercolors, tempera, printmaking, photography, line drawings, sculpture, etc.
• Arts and crafts: projects for holidays and fun
• Representing the art timeline through artist re-creations

MATH

• Numbers sense: counting, numeral identification, 1:1 correspondence, comparing numbers
• Geometry: 2D and 3D shapes, spatial relationships
• Operations and algebraic thinking: patterns, sorting and classifying, addition, subtraction
• Problem solving and reasoning
• Measurement and data: size, measuring objects, time, categorizing, classifying, use of sensorial materials

GEOGRAPHY, CULTURE & FOREIGN LANGUAGE 

• Cultural geography: ‘visit’ different countries such as Italy, Germany, Japan, Australia, Mexico and more
• International cuisine
• Physical geography: landforms
• Citizenship
• History: knights and castles, colonial times and more
• Reading maps and models
• Economics
• Government and US symbols
• Foreign languages: Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Italian, French
• Vocabulary: numbers, colors, weather, etc.
• Cultural aspects

LANGUAGE ARTS

• Pre-reading and reading skills: print concepts, phonological awareness, letter and word recognition, fluency, comprehension
• Literature enrichment: classic favorites and newly released books, a featured author that changes throughout the year
• Pre-writing and writing skills: fine motor control, writing letters and words, forming sentences
• Communication: oral language skills, vocabulary, social communication, following directions

MUSIC

• Reading music: note and staff recognition, musical alphabet
• Rhythm and beats
• Sound recognition: high and low notes, sharp and flat notes
• Classical: Bach, Mozart, Copland, Tchaikovsky and many others
• Modern music: music and songs from today that children love
• Children’s music and songs: creative movement, fingerplays, and sing-alongs
• Instrument families

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

• Introduction to sports: baseball, bowling, soccer, football, golf, tennis, hockey, dance and yoga
• Physical fitness: daily exercises and workout program
• Health: nutrition and special needs
• Safety: fire prevention and poison awareness