Curriculum

Programs:

Our philosophy is that every child is an individual and has unique needs. It is our task 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 receive:
• A detailed classroom routine/schedule
• Classroom learning objectives
• Parent-teacher conferences
• Infant/toddler daily progress reports

Each classroom is led by a Lead Teacher and an Assistant teacher. Each classroom provides a routine that is age-appropriate and includes:
• A.M. and P.M. Class Meetings
• Free Choice Activities
• Sensory Exploration
• Artistic Expression
• Active Gross Motor Play
• Nap & Quiet Time
• Meal Time
• Clean-Up 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.

Little Oaks Academy focuses on the following learning areas:
• Language
• Social/ Emotional Development
• Physical Activity
• Cognitive Skills

Teachers develop themed weeks that meet the unique needs and interests of their classroom.

Each theme week has activities that include:
• Art
• Music/ Movement
• Fine & Gross Motor Development
• Cognitive
• Language
• Science
• Math
• Sensory Activities

Evidence based curriculum is incorporated into lesson plans to further learning among 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 9 interest areas (blocks, dramatic play, manipulatives, reading/books, discovery- sand and water, music and movement, math/science, art/cooking, and outdoors). Small group interest areas allow each child to be exposed to 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