Curriculum

Programs:

Our philosophy is that every child is an individual and has unique needs. It is our task and mission to provide a safe, comfortable environment which allows each child to explore and learn, and to develop confidence, self-discipline, and a positive self-image.

Day-to-Day Programming:

Families have access to :

• A detailed classroom routine/schedule
• Classroom learning objectives
• Parent-teacher conferences
• Daily Progress Reports

Our Classroom Educators provide routines that are developmentally appropriate for the children in their group, including:

• Class Meetings
• Free Choice Activities
• Sensory Exploration
• Artistic Expression
• Active Gross Motor Play
• Nap & Quiet Time
• Meal Time

Curriculum:

Little Oaks Academy uses multiple teaching strategies based on best practice to meet the diverse needs of our students and provide developmentally appropriate practices across all of our age groups.

Classroom learning focuses on the following areas:

• Language
• Social/ Emotional Development
• Physical Activity
• Cognitive Skills

Our Educators develop themed weekly lesson plans that meet the unique needs and interests of their classroom.

Each week’s activities include:

• Art
• Music/ Movement
• Fine & Gross Motor Development
• Cognitive
• Language
• Science
• Math
• Sensory Activities

The evidence-based Creative Curriculum is incorporated into lesson plans to further the learning of our students:

The Creative Curriculum® is an early childhood curriculum that focuses on project-based investigations as a means for children to apply skills and addresses four areas of development: social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language. This curriculum is designed to foster development of the whole child through teacher-led, small and large group activities centered around interest areas including blocks, dramatic play, manipulatives, reading/books, sensory discovery, music and movement, math/science, art, and outdoors. Small group interest areas allow each child to be the recipient of individualized instruction. The philosophy behind this curriculum is that young children learn best by doing. You can find more information at: http://teachingstrategies.com/curriculum