Courses at Academics preKindergarten
Core courses are the subjects that we focus on to build a solid foundation for your child’s advancing years. The core courses at Academics preKindergarten are:
Math: Math expands your child’s thinking skills by encouraging them to find solutions in creative and unique ways. We teach Math using tools like BeeBots, IXL, Number Sense routines, Chess and Art.
Reading: Reading is a vital skill that leads to brain development and better concentration, strong vocabulary and language skills, and heightened imagination and empathy. Reading is taught with a focus on Synthetic Phonetics, Word Walls, Sight Words, and Routine Reading.
Writing: Writing enables children to communicate and convey thoughts, emotions, points of view, and ideas. We teach writing using Handwriting Without Tears.
Science: Science is a tool that early learners use for establishing their understanding of how the world works. Academics uses the STEM method, experimentation, and technology for teaching science.
Secondary courses enrich your child’s curriculum and learning experiences and add to the foundation of the core courses. Our secondary courses are:
Social Studies: This subject provides the foundation for your child to develop attitudes, skills, and knowledge that will allow him or her to become an engaged and responsible citizen. Social studies will introduce our students to the study of geography, history, and culture.
Second Language: In order for children to truly learn a second language, they require daily exposure to it through play experiences. Visual arts, dance, and drama combine to teach our students the foundations of the second language. The language taught varies by school location.
Music: Music stimulates the parts of the brain related to reading, math, and emotional development. We teach using an Orff-inspired program, which introduces our students to classical music, melody, rhythm, and pitch while they learn music by ear.
Toastmasters: Toastmasters provides our students with opportunities to practice their public speaking skills, establish polite and socially acceptable etiquette, and understand the importance of being a member of a community that respects the opinions and ideas of others.
Yoga: Yoga helps improve your child’s focus, concentration, and memory. A play-based approach to yoga at Academics encourages our students to engage the body and mind through yoga postures and stories, breathing exercises, and meditation.