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.
Signing Time is an award winning sign language series that teaches children’s first 100 words through music, stories, and interactive activities. There are many benefits of using signs with students – from as young as preverbal infants, to those in early elementary, all the way to adult students who struggle with reading or those who are learning a new language. Research also supports the following:
- Helps infants communicate before talking.
- Reduces frustration and tantrums.
- Increases bonding and connection.
- Early communication can help keep them safe.
- Opens a window to your child’s heart and mind.
- Teaches a second language (American Sign Language).
Learn more about our sign language curriculum at signingtime.com.
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.