Curriculum

Our education-based curriculum is focused on preparing your child socially, emotionally and academically for life-long success.

HIGHSCOPE | INFANT - TODDLER PROGRAMS

Our youngest learners need to feel safe and supported so they can learn with their whole body and all of their senses. In the infant and toddler classrooms, our teachers focus on developing supportive, trusting relationships with our students. We create rich environments that encourage very young children to explore and discover the world around them, helping them to engage in experiences designed to support their optimal development in all domains.

The HighScope Curriculum integrates social and emotional learning content with other academic areas and gives children daily opportunities to practice skills such as emotional self-regulation and problem-solving. Observations allow teachers to intentionally plan to build on individual and group interests and encourage development by supporting what children know.  Active learning is at the center of the HighScope Curriculum. It’s the foundation where young children gain knowledge through their natural play and interactions with the environment, events, and other people. To learn more, please visit the HighScope website

CORE KNOWLEDGE | PRESCHOOL - PRE-KINDERGARTEN

Core Knowledge supports every child’s ability to meet high academic standards. Core Knowledge Curriculum’s fundamental belief is to educate children in a way that fosters cultural literacy and expands their understanding of the world around them. The scope and sequence of the Core Knowledge Curriculum also helps students prepare for the upcoming learning experiences and eliminates repetitions. The Core Knowledge Sequence builds on prior knowledge, and progression of skills, allowing the student to understand the introduction of new material because it is built on a solid foundation. Core Knowledge is incorporated in all subject areas including: Language Arts, Math, and Science. To find out more about this curriculum, please visit the Core Knowledge website

FUNDATIONS | PRESCHOOL - PRE-KINDERGARTEN

Fundations makes learning to read fun while laying the groundwork for life-long literacy by providing a systematic program in critical foundation skills. Fundations will provide strategies essential to comprehensive reading, spelling and handwriting. Fundations Is integrated into our programing daily to provide a comprehensive approach to phonemic awareness, frequency works, reading and spelling. Learn more about Fundations at the Wilson Language website

SIGN LANGUAGE

Using sign language is a critical component in communicating with our infants and toddlers. Signing supports visual, auditory, AND kinesthetic learning. Research shows that infants and toddlers who use sign to communicate learn to talk sooner. They have larger vocabularies and use longer sentences when they start talking. New curriculum is in the works…more info to come!

SPANISH

Young children have a natural ability to learn, with 75% of this ability being developed in the first few years of life! The first three to four years of life are also considered the best time for children to learn a second language! The benefits of learning a second language in preschool are numerous and bound to positively impact children’s present and future academic and professional lives. Learning a second language is also linked to increasing young children’s cultural awareness and understanding of differences. Learn about our Spanish curriculum at sonrisasspanishschool.com.

Our Locations

Chanhassen

1490 Lake Drive West
Chanhassen, MN 55317
952.448.7829

Waconia

410 East Tenth Street
Waconia, MN 55387
952.443.9900

Carver

4745 Dahlgren Rd
Carver, MN 55315
952.466.2603

Norwood Young America

316 W Hwy 212
Norwood Young America, MN 55368
952.467.2610

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