Our curriculum is state approved and meets the Florida State Standards. It is based on the philosophy that children learn best through hands-on activities that address the needs of the whole child. It reflects the belief that children need a balance of child-initiated and teacher-facilitated activities each day.
Our approach reflects the beliefs of Jean Piaget, Erik Erikson, Lev Vygotsky, David Ausubel, and Jerome Bruner. We provide themes that are used to introduce information and learning takes place as a child explores and manipulates real objects and events.
At the preschool level, the hands on approach includes self-help skills and applications such as going to the restroom without help, serving themselves, pouring drinks, washing their hands, buttoning, lacing, zipping, tying shoes, and cleaning up after themselves. These self-help skills will make children confident and develop positive self-esteem.
We help children acquire social competence and the skills they need to succeed as learners. We recognize how preschool children are like in terms of their social/ emotional, physical, cognitive and language development, and the characteristics and experiences that make each child unique.
The learning environment is an important component to our curriculum; therefore, our teachers set up the learning centers, establish schedules and routines, organize center times and small and large group times. The learning centers include blocks, dramatic play, toys and games, art, library, discovery, music and movement, computers and outdoors.
The materials in the learning centers meet the developmental needs of young children and enhance learning and teaching in each of these interest areas.