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Program & Curriculum

CURRICULUM

A Curriculum that Helps Children Excel
At Little People Academy, we believe that early child development programs are the foundation for future academic growth and social development. Our Whole Child Education approach focuses on nurturing that innate intelligence through hands-on active learning and opportunities for self-expression and peer relationships.

Our exclusive curriculum is based on the belief that children are intelligent in many different ways. We consider this to be defined as "Apple Core Development." Aligned with standards set forth by national accrediting associations, our curriculum helps children expand on their own unique gifts in our eight "Apple Core Development," which are:

Word Core: Reading, writing and telling stories
Math Core: Logical thinking, patterns and numbers
Body Core: Expression through one's body, movement and physical activity
Design Core: Visualization, building, drawing and design
Music Core: Rhythm, signing and creating music
Nature Core: In tune with physical world and living things
People Core: Working in groups, sensitivity to others, leadership
My Core: In touch with personal feelings and thoughts

Our classrooms are arranged with more intention than a typical child-care environment. They include ways for children to explore and investigate all eight of the ways they are in core developement, and to build problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Preschool & childcare teachers supplement these experiences with large and small group activities that give children the tools they need to grow and develop into the leaders of tomorrow.

Real Results
Little People Academy is one of the few early education providers that conduct Milestone assessments of a child’s development and early curriculum level. Using Early Childhood Milestones we evaluate the progress of our students enrolled in our programs. Results showed that children attending Little People Academy Preschool Child Development Center made substantial gains in their learning and development, and have the educational skills needed for a successful transition into kindergarten. In fact, it showed that in just six months, children in our programs made gains usually expected after a full year.

PROGRAMS
The first years of a child’s education can set the course of his or her life. That’s why it is vital to rouse their curiosity and provide a rich environment for learning and growth. Our programs incorporate Montessori classroom instruction with caring, qualified teachers and enriching indoor and outdoor play experiences. We know that these first experiences within a school setting will have a long lasting impact on their future endeavors.

Each of our programs provides strong curriculum and Montessori development with dedicated staff, who are trained and skilled to meet the specific needs of the age group they care for. The overall experience at Little People Academy promotes a love of school while nurturing social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. We invite you to visit our school and see for yourself the exceptional learning that takes place. We are eager to meet you!

Our youngest program for Infants starts as early as 6 weeks of age. We have designed a nurturing and creative world for infants to help their minds and bodies develop. Every moment with an infant is precious which we make sure to treasure.

Children then move to our Toddlers program at one year old. We begin to balance individual attention with group activities and ensure that your child is using all of his or her energy and excitement in productive ways. Our unique blend of education and tender care meets emotional needs while promoting beneficial social skills and learning.

Our Two's to Three's program, for two to three year olds, is where friendships begin to develop and children gain confidence as they use their words and thoughts to interact with others. We allow children to express themselves creatively and encourage all children to develop their unique skills and interests.

As they enter our Preschool program during their third year, your child’s world opens up in new ways. At this age children improve coordination, learn complex games, begin to interact more with others, and become more curious. It is this natural sense of curiosity that we use to teach them to learn and grow.