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In our Pre-K Academy Program, your child will embark on a journey of learning and exploration. The Creative Curriculum® is purposefully constructed to provide your child with a variety of academic experiences promoting problem-solving abilities, persistence and a passion for lifelong learning.
Our teachers modify educational experiences based on children’s interests and strengths while recognizing each child as an individual. Your child’s teacher will track his or her progress through our child assessment portfolio system and daily communication tools. Teachers use this information to share your child’s growth during biannual Parent/Teacher Conferences, held in November and May. Our comfy atmosphere provides “your child’s home away from home” by Fostering Friendships, supporting Emerging Emotions, building Healthy Beginnings, Sparking Curiosity and promoting Language Development.
Pre-K Academy Home Connection
Rainbow Child Care Center recognizes parents are a child’s most important teachers. Parental involvement is a crucial component to the success of a child’s educational achievement. Research has proven that children are more successful learners when their parents are actively involved in their learning, both at home and at school. Through Pre-K Academy’s Home Connection Parent Guide,parents are given the tools they need to create meaningful learning experiences at home and track their child’s progress.
The Home Connection Guide includes:
- A breakdown of the 38 research-based objectives defined by The Creative Curriculum©
- An example Home Connection Activity for each objective using accessible household items to promote developmental growth
- Access to the password protected parent portal that includes daily learning opportunities for parents to utilize to support their child
- Click here to access the Pre-K Academy Portal
- An approved book list to enhance developmental domains while promoting emergent literacy skills
- A Parent Tracking chart that allows parents to visually monitor and record their child’s progress during their time at Pre-K Academy and through use of the Home Connection Activities
- A map and stickers for children to visually track their progression through the objectives
Supporting the Whole Child
Fostering Friendships provides your child with experiences designed to support developing relationships with peers while promoting independence, confidence and the desire to discover. Our teachers build Fostering Friendships by modeling respectful relationships, discussing and reading books about friendship, providing opportunities for children to work together and teaching problem-solving skills such as conflict resolution.
Emerging Emotions lays the foundation for children to learn how to understand their own feelings through positive social interactions with their teachers and peers. Teachers build Emerging Emotions by acknowledging their childrens’ feelings. They respond promptly and consistently to children’s needs, model cooperative behaviors, talk to children at their eye level and create areas in the classroom where children can work together.
Children are constantly developing physical skills as they explore their environment and expand their horizons. Healthy Beginnings provides activities and games designed to help support muscle development, coordination and manipulative skills, which allows children to master basic skills such as walking, running, hopping, jumping, kicking and balancing. Throughout Pre-K Academy, we offer Ready, Set, GROW! Fit Foundations®, a program that blends educational concepts to promote health and fitness. These hands-on experiences inspire Healthy Beginnings. With the ability to utilize our state-of-the-art gymnasiums and playgrounds, our programming is consistent and year-round.
We help your child Spark Curiosity by providing opportunities to build a positive approach to learning, exploring new concepts through hands-on activities, building memory, reasoning and problem-solving abilities. Sparking Curiosity lays the cognitive framework for later learning and academic success. During small group instruction, your child will receive academic lessons to strengthen math and science skills. Throughout the rest of the day, children will explore intentional teaching in our Learning Centers to boost their curiosity, independence and practice life skills. Our Pre-K Academy Program also offers an all-inclusive Zoo-Phonics® Enrichment Program to support early literacy and reading.
We build Language Development with children by talking to them, using both verbal and non-verbal gestures and building receptive and expressive language by telling stories, reading books and singing songs. Through thoughtfully designed activities, your child will listen to and understand increasingly complex language, use language to express thoughts and needs and use appropriate conversational and other communication skills. Our Language Immersion Spanish program offers children an opportunity to expand their language development.