The Spanish program is included weekly in the curriculum to promote literacy and social studies. Words, phrases and songs are taught to encourage children to expand their language skills.
Specific activities in the learning plan encourage children to learn many scientific facts. Throughout the year, children are encouraged to form hypotheses, study nature, magnetism, weather changes, life cycles and a study of each of the senses.
The concept of numerals, grouping, sorting, classifying, one-to-one correspondence and other math concepts are provided throughout the school year. Each month there is a Math Assessment Checklist for the teacher to complete. The assessment asks teachers to observe each child for different skills each month. This includes sorting, observation, patterning, seriation, graphing, numerals, geometry and measurement. This is placed in the Portfolio of Learning.
Children are exposed to alphabet stories that alliterate each letter of the alphabet through letter-specific stories. A Literacy Assessment Checklist is completed for each child every month to show growth in the understanding of grasping the elements of phonics and letter sounds. These assessments include such skill building elements as, observing that each child sounds out letters, attempts to write letters, identifies letters from a group, provides a word that begins with that letter, recognizes a word that begins with the letter, form a series of words, sorts pictures and identifies what letter it starts with and names something in the classroom that begins with a specific letter.
Is a music and reading approach. Each element requires a child to identify letters of the alphabet as it applies to the musical scale. The program includes audio instruments and vocals for instrument and word recognition. The Journeys into Early Music Assessment is also placed in each child's Portfolio of Learning that focuses on musicality.
The learning standards checklist for Preschool II and III include Approaches to Learning, Creative Arts, Language and Literacy, Expressive Language, Comprehension, Literacy, Logical Mathematics, Personal/Social, Physical/Health, Science and Social Studies. Each of these areas has specific criteria to be observed by the teachers throughout the school year.
Connecting school to home is an important factor in the education of your child. We accomplish this through our family literacy interactive learning program. Our classroom component has children explore the world of words, sentences, punctuation and rhyme. This is extended to the home environment with our online book of the month for in-home reading time. Another resource is our online Starfall's interactive phonics and reading program for Pre-K. Easy access allows parents to continue the learning process at home.
Our teaching methods are designed to capture your child's imagination and stimulate that young mind in our daycare environment. COA City Place is a small city simulated to engage each child where-by role-playing becomes an adventure as your child discovers the Firehouse, Post Office, Courthouse, Bank and Electronics Store*.*COA City Place Not Available At Every Location