We believe that children learn best in the context of engaging hands-on activities and real experiences.
Children are active learners and the best learning happens in the context of doing meaningful and purposeful activities. In our classrooms, you can expect to see your child participating in a variety of activities designed to stimulate their growth and development in all domains.
We believe the content of preschool curriculum should address all areas of development while focusing on academic learning and life skills.
Our teachers develop their learning plans using our Curriculum Goals & Objectives which are based on the best practices from early childhood education research and meet the Texas Education Agency’s Guidelines for Prekindergarten as well as introducing concepts from the TEA Kindergarten TEKS. Our teachers observe and analyze where each child is developmentally using our Curriculum Goals & Objectives which cover ten content areas and then plan to meet each child’s needs.
We believe that preschool instruction should be based on best practices in the early childhood field and individualized to respond to children’s developmental levels.
The early childhood field is rich with traditional theories and philosophies that seek to describe and explain how young children learn and what are the best techniques to promote that learning. Our program is based on the most robust of these historical contributions while utilizing the most current child development research. Our teachers have a multitude of options for promoting children’s learning.
We believe emergent curriculum methods respond to children’s unique learning needs.
Our learning plans start with a concept and grow from there. Teachers begin with the children’s interests and then create their learning plans by choosing activities that tie the concept to their learning goals. This ensures our curriculum is unique and individualized for the whole group and for individual children.
Central Tenants of our Teaching Philosophy
- Multi-sensory approaches to learning
- Valuing the process over the final product
- Active learning with hands-on experience
- Contextual learning to derive meaning
- Real photographs, materials and experiences
- Open-ended art and writing activities
- Child-directed and teacher-directed learning activities