ADVANCED PROGRAMS

Raising the bar in early childhood education.

Every child learns at a different pace, which is why our advanced programs are crucial in helping the growth of your child. We focus on providing an all-round education with equal emphasis on the arts, sports, learning and other activities.

In addition to the standard curriculum, you can choose additional skills you want your child to develop or explore and discover your child’s hidden talents. Our programs are offered onsite during school hours to maximize family time.

Advanced programs at Academics PreKindergarten

Piano

Music is a language, and children are programmed to absorb languages. Piano lessons help children develop the very same skills needed to accomplish language arts, like reading.
Academics offers private or small group piano lessons. Our qualified piano teacher is certified to teach young students how to play the piano. These lessons are available during the school day for your convenience.
As students of Piano, your children will benefit from an environment that promotes:

  • Children's natural creative abilities.
  • Perfecting their natural learning processes.
  • Learning how to follow directions, scan written materials, think critically, create solutions and translate writing into action.
  • Learning the interplay of both right and left brain activity that stimulates neural development.
  • How to stay focused and achieve goals.
  • Developing courage. It takes courage to face challenges without letting our anxiety and worries get the best of us.
  • Learning that accomplishing anything difficult is not to give up easily. As children grow, piano lessons teach kids to try and then try again if they don't initially succeed.
Activities put on by Vancouver Royal School of Music

Karate

Academics offers a karate program for children age 2.5 to 5 years. Each child will be provided a White Belt, and each karate term will end with student testing and belt graduation.
As students of karate, your children will benefit from an environment that promotes:

  • Health, confidence, respect, discipline, patience
  • Responsibility, honesty, will power, leadership
  • Critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Eye/hand coordination
  • A strong and positive attitude.

Each karate class is a personal journey of growth and fitness.
The karate program is inspirational, focused, and recognizes that kids are kids. A steady karate practice helps to develop a well-rounded character, while increasing mental concentration, presence and focus.

Activities put on by Golden Glory

Golf

Academics PreKindergarten partners with PGA professionals to offer Introductory Golf programs to their students age 3 to 5.

As students of golf, children benefit from an environment that promotes:

  • Discipline
  • Patience
  • Confidence
  • Hand/eye coordination
  • Concentration
  • Manners and Player Etiquette

Golf is a sport that can be played alone and in groups. It can be played all your life and shared with family members. It teaches children the benefits of practice and consistency, as their swing improves as well as their understanding of the game.

Dance

Our Dance Advanced Program focuses on building confidence and exploring movement & music in a fun, creative way. The program is a mixture of imagination games, movement to age appropriate music, and use of props like scarves, hula hoops, wands, musical instruments, which will inspire and excite the students about dance. Your child will also work on classroom skills, such as following direction, listening and working with others.

Activities put on by Wee Dance

Soccer

Our Soccer Advanced Program utilizes creative and imaginative games to focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting. Children will gain confidence and learn how to better control their bodies and movements. They will also learn about teamwork and enjoy the benefits of being physically active.

Activities put on by Soccer Shots

Outdoor Education: Forest School

“Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the mountains and the stars up above. Let them look at the beauty of the waters and the trees and flowers on earth. They will then begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education.” — David Polis

Academics Forest camp is an outdoor education program for children age 5 to 9. Children will have the opportunity to connect with nature. Children will be immersed in activities that involve mind, body, and spirit in the great outdoors. From exploring the forest floor, building shelters, to learning how to tell time by making sundials. Every day will be a new adventure! Participants will work in teams to build trust, friendships, as well as learning new life skills.

Our Outdoor Education Program allows children an opportunity to learn through full-day outdoor experiences.
As students, children benefit from an environment that promotes:

  • Mastery of emerging physical skills
  • Inventiveness
  • Aesthetic awareness
  • Physical activity
  • Observation
  • Discovery

Arts Umbrella

Academics PreKindergarten partners with Arts Umbrella to provide unique programming to our schools. We offer programs such as Creative Dance, Drama and Introduction to music. Their programs encourage self-confidence, and creativity in participating students. Receiving an education in the arts provides children with skills they need to lead a successful life, including enhanced innovative thinking skills, a broader view of themselves and the opportunities available to them, and an appreciation of how to work well with others.

Please visit Arts Umbrella for more information on their programs.

Activities put on by Arts Umbrella

Take the next step.
Start your child on the path to success.

Choose the PreKindergarten program that’s just right for your child, from 10 months to 5 years-old.

Each program is specifically designed to build the cognitive, socioemotional and physical literacy of each age group, including social skills and relationship-building.