The Creative Curriculum©
This is what makes our 3 year-old program UNIQUE
The Creative Curriculum© at EA was specially designed to align the learning objectives in Pre-Kinder 3 to the academic objectives of what our students will learn in Kinder. When experiencing the Creative Curriculum starting at 3 years old, our students are more likely to be successful learners who feel excited and challenged by what they learn in Kinder and throughout their Elementary School journey.
- Has proven to increase kindergarten readiness, especially when students start the program at age of 3.
- Is academically challenging and promotes social-emotional development.
- Has rated higher than any other early childhood curriculum in the region.
- Is comprehensive, research-based, and features exploration and discovery as a way of learning.
This is what our youngest Trojans learn every day
At EA each Pre-Kinder student will have developmentally appropriate goals and objectives within four main categories of interest: social-emotional, physical, cognitive, and language.
The social-emotional stage helps promote independence, self-confidence, and self-control. Within this stage, your child will learn how to make friends, how to have group interactions, how to understand their own and others’ feelings and regulate and express their emotions appropriately. Social-emotional readiness is critical to a successful transition to Kinder, early school success, and even later accomplishments in the workplace.
The physical stage is intended to increase children’s gross (large-muscle) and fine (small-muscle) motor skills. Your child will practice balance, coordination, and locomotion, which will help them develop all the skills required for academic learning later in their school career.
Brain research has shown that children's physical well-being is closely linked to their ability to think and learn effectively in well-designed environments with appropriate resources.
The learning environment and the kinds of interaction children have with adults, and other children influence all aspects of their cognitive development. Your child will learn how to solve problems, and think critically, by representing ideas and feelings using symbols, or engaging in dramatic plays. Research shows that the use of objects in imaginative play expands children’s worlds beyond literal meanings and enables them to use their imagination to explore abstract ideas.
Language is the ability to listen to, understand, and use words. By age 3, differences in children's understanding and use of language are enormous. This is a key age to teach children strong language skills to be successful in school and life. Children use language to think and solve problems, so language development is closely related to cognitive development. Your child will learn how to communicate with others, listen, participate in conversations, and recognize various forms of print.
How do they learn?
Purposeful, engaging play is an important vehicle for children’s learning. When they play in meaningful ways, children learn about themselves, other people, and the world around them. As they play, children acquire language, learn to solve problems and learn to control their behaviors. We build language and literacy skills through sounds and words, books and stories, and writing. Our students discover mathematical relationships through numbers and sizes, patterns, objects, and shapes.
Learning through play and by imitating and pretending builds imagination, promotes social skills, and helps children gain a better understanding of daily experiences.
Resources and learning environments designed especially for 3 and 4 year-olds
Our classrooms function as a community, a place where our students feel safe, help one another, and consider themselves part of a group. At EA our learning environments help children make choices, encourage them to use materials well, and teach them to take increasing responsibility for maintaining the classroom.
PK classrooms At EA each classroom is set up for exploration and learning. Our students have many opportunities to make choices, experiment, and interact with others. Each classroom is designed so that each child can be proactive in his or her learning, as the classroom is divided into interest areas.
Students can enhance their learning by exploring the interest areas in the classroom. During choice time, your child will be able to choose the interest area in which he or she would like to work, with whom they want to work, and what materials to use, allowing them to explore, make things, experiment, and pursue their interests.
Click on the image below to learn more about our classrooms' setup
PK sensory playground
Research has shown that sensory integration plays an important role in a child’s development. Every single piece of equipment in our playground was purposefully design to input some of these skills, such as cord string, balance, high lateral movement, coordination, and of course the ability to fall and get back up.
So even though it may look like normal play, every single element in our playground was purposefully designed to foster your child's academic learning.
Benefits of exposing your child to a higher early childhood program at 3 years old
Your child will be exposed to a positive fun learning environment, where each student will develop and grow.
Your child will be exposed to bilingual communication in the classroom with many rich language experiences throughout the day by describing what is happening, asking questions, singing, and reading
Your child will develop and maintain trusting and loving relationship with their teachers and friends every day.
Your child will be offered appropriate choices and challenges that will help develop their individual needs.
Your child will implement nurturing, trust-building routines which will make them feel competent and successful in their daily activities.
Your child will learn to recognize, understand, label, express, and regulate (RULER) their emotions appropriately.
This is what our parents love about our Program
The Edwards' experience at EA
The teachers and the community have gone above and beyond our wildest dreams and expectations....my 3 year old has thrived and flourished at EA.
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