"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world". Nelson Mandela
At SmartyPants Preschool we have developed a specialized curriculum that meets EVERY student’s academic needs!
Our curriculum focuses on three levels of success, along with eight content areas, which are
based on the dimensions of our student’s school readiness.
While learning in these content areas prepares children for later schooling, Smarty Pants Preschool takes the learning process beyond traditional academic subjects by applying methods that promote independence, curiosity, decision-making, cooperation, persistence, creativity, and problem solving in our students.
We focus on building these areas of academic learning in class!
Language Activities - circle-time activities allow children to share in discussions of experiences and concepts with which they are familiar, as well as to introduce new ideas.
Alphabet Activities - our curriculum offers an excellent alphabet program. Its purpose is to introduce your child to the way that letters are used in words, and the way that words are used in our world with emphasis on letter recognition/sounds. The program includes many fun hands-on activities which help to increase letter knowledge to create an enthusiasm for books and reading.
Reading- We have developed a reading program for our students that are ready! We do not promote reading to our students that do not exhibit the foundations of letter/sound knowledge. Students should be able to recognize all letters and most sounds to be inducted into our reading program. We work one on one with parents in this process.
Large Muscle Activities - these activities help children to develop physically in a setting where fun and cooperation are emphasized, rather than competition.
Number Recognition - we use math concepts such as size, shape, counting, one to one correspondence, and easy patterning which are all introduced during our snack time.
Listening Skills - our program includes many stories and activities which require following directions and opportunities for interaction with other children through language and listening.
Creative Art Activities - your child will participate in many activities which provide experience with a wide range of art mediums, such as paints, play dough and other material for sculpting.
Craft Activities - your child will bring home many examples of craft activities. These help children to learn to follow step-by-step instructions, develop listening skills, and manipulate a wide range of materials. They serve as fun reminder of other activities and concepts learned or used throughout the day. Many of these creations, such as puppets and crafts with moveable parts, offer opportunities for creative play when the craft itself has been assembled.
Music and Rhythm - our program provides many opportunities for your child to learn new songs each month, for rhythm, and creative movement activities. We have 2 large performances a year to show off our fun songs and poems!
Cooking units- we offer cooking units to build math skills as well as learn about our 5 senses.