Well-rounded, knowledge based learning
Used with children in the Preschool and JK/SK programs, Core Knowledge is a sequential learning model that is delivered in large group settings to foster teamwork, social-emotional development and socialization skills. Activities are subject-specific and planned to reach goals and milestones throughout the semester. This learning methodology effectively prepares children for grade school learning environments.
Key benefits of the Core Knowledge curriculum
Creative and collaborative learning
- Personal & social development
Personal & social development
The Second Step program teaches self- regulation and develops children’s social-emotional skills. It nurtures mental health and well-being by helping children understand their feelings and build positive relationships in the classroom. Activities about conflict resolution, managing strong emotions, calming oneself, listening and paying attention are covered in small group gatherings. Children build resilience and overall emotional intelligence with an awareness of the world around them.
- Open-ended materials
Open-ended materials can be manipulated in a number of ways, allowing children to problem solve and develop their critical thinking skills as they consider all of the ways that the items can be used. Loose parts are a common example, which offer endless ways to identify, categorize and explore the materials. Another example is creative expression. When presented with artistic activities and materials, children are encouraged to let their imagination take the lead and express themselves through art, however that may look for each unique child.
- Jolly Phonics
Jolly Phonics is a systematic program designed to teach children to read and write by breaking down words into sounds (phonemes) and linking them to corresponding letters (graphemes). The sounds are taught in a specific order to facilitate the blending of sounds and formation of words. Jolly Phonics is a multi-sensory program incorporating actions, songs and games to make learning more engaging and memorable. It is especially helpful for children learning English as their second language.
Age: 2.5-4 Years
Our Preschool program lays the foundation for JK/SK and beyond. Children are exposed to Montessori and Core Knowledge curriculums balancing both left and right-brain learning.
Age: 4-6 Years
Our JK/SK program prepares your child for a successful transition to grade one. Our educators guide students towards academic readiness and emotional stability while building confidence and supporting creative freedom.