More Than An El Paso Daycare. Academic Preparation For the Future.
Having a good time while learning, is the key to the curriculum for the two year olds. The program takes a positive approach to teaching ten major skills areas. Large and small motor skills, movement and fitness, and eye-hand coordination are enhanced by singing, dancing, exercising, acting, coloring, pasting, playing with clay, drawing, cutting and playing games.
This course engages your child in the Peabody Early Experiences Kit by the American Guidance Service, Inc. The course is designed to promote the effective cognitive, and linguistic development of the Pre-Kindergarten child. The major focus of the program is on helping children learn to think more effectively and to express their thoughts and feelings more clearly. In turn, this should foster their skills in living with other people. “Peek” contains 250 lessons, each of which generally takes about 30 minutes to complete, with 1,000 activities. By the end of the “Peek” Program and their third birthday, the children will have acquired many abilities and skills.
Letter People and Alpha Time
Alpha Time is a program which is in keeping with the ways by which young children learn: by active participation, visual delight, and fantasy. It is also a process that takes into account individual differences and level of performance at this age level. Successful participation in classroom activities helps a child achieve a positive self image and enables him to relate to other children. He also learns to verbalize his ideas and feelings. Such oral communication is a prerequisite to learning to read. The teacher has a choice of numerous strategies, options and materials to enable her to work-play with the entire group, sub-groups and individuals. The daily lesson plans offer many completely individualized activities, several small group projects and a section that may be used with the entire class.
The name of the reading course your child will be studying is called Beginning to Read, Write, and Listen. Beginning is a comprehensive reading-language arts program. It contains and correlates reading, handwriting, auditory and oral languages skills for the child who does not know how to read or write. Beginning provides the student with a thorough understanding of the letters of the alphabet and their sounds – the most basic elements of our spoken and written language.
Wee Wisdom guarantees that the student will learn to read if the student attends all year and cooperates in the school’s academic policies or the book is fee will be returned. Academic success is the foremost aim of Wee Wisdom.
Heath Mathematics provides carefully structured lessons on: Geometry and Measurement, Classification, Time and Money, Position, Number Readiness, and lessons on Writing Numerals and Addition and Subtraction.
Modern Elementary Science contains three units of study: Physical (a world full of things), Earth (changes you can see), and Life (looking at animals and plants). These units are sub-divided into a number of lessons and the principle that learning proceeds from the known to the unknown is applied within each lesson.
Spanish is 3 hours a week. The class introduces Basic Phrases and Vocabulary, Numbers, Colors, Days of the Week, Names of the Months, and the phonic approach to the ABC’s.
Music is formally presented 3 hours a week teaching Rhythm, Song and Dance.
The basic reading series your child will be studying is BASIC READING by J.B. Lippincott Company. The first level of BASIC READING consists of four books: A, B, C and D. Lippincott is a phonic-linguistic system. Phonetics means precisely the sounds of the English Language. Linguistic means that a child learning to read is dealing with a system of writing that only approximates an accurate representation of the sounds. The child’s guide and resource is his own speaking and hearing knowledge of the language. He identifies the written word, and imperfect symbol, with his own long and deeply established speaking knowledge of the word.
Holt Mathematics presents each lesson in easy-to-understand steps with sufficient practice problems. There are readiness tests, skill tests, chapter checkups, projects and skill games, chapter challenges and chapter reviews.
The Language Arts Program is Language Basics Plus published by Harper and Row. These teaching texts, presented in workbook format, focus on mechanics, usage, grammar, study skills, and composition skills.