Curriculum

Every year is different at Little Achievers Academy, so that your child can attend preschool for more than 1 year and not get bored or have to repeat lessons.. We will be learning the alphabet using the ZOO PHONICS program. If you would like to learn more about this program, please visit their website.

http://www.zoo-phonics.com/

What do we do at Little Achievers Academy?

CIRCLE TIME is a group gathering during which we share our ideas, plans, and observations. Circle activities are designed to stimulate thinking, enrich social skills, and expand attention spans.

GROSS-MOTOR ACTIVITIES give children the opportunity to use their muscles - as well as their imaginations - as they engage in fun, healthy exercises such as jumping and dancing.

FINE-MOTOR ACTIVITIES help improve small-muscle development and eye-hand coordination. Some common items found in the fine-motor/manipulative activities include puzzles, crayons, and scissors.

ART ACTIVITIES help to creatively express thoughts and feelings. They help reinforce fine-motor skills and concept development in areas such as colors, shapes, and size relationships.

DRAMATIC-PLAY ACTIVITIES help children to express themselves, practice life skills, improve social skills, increase self-esteem, build vocabulary, and solve problems. And, well, dramatic-play is just plain FUN!

MUSIC ACTIVITIES promote listening skills, creative expression, and social skills. In music, children can explore sound, volume, tempo, and rhythm.

SCIENCE ACTIVITIES offer children many hands-on opportunities for observation, exploration, investigation, making predictions, and experimentation.

BLOCK PLAY  gives children experience with many different concepts such as shape and size discrimination, spatial relationships, number skills, balance, organization, cause and effect, and classification. Cooperative play skills, problem solving, and creativity are also promoted in block play.

STORY TIME is designed to help develop an appreciation and enjoyment of literature. Reading activities enhance vocabulary and comprehension skills, and also expand knowledge base.