Nursery and Rising 3s
Our students in Nursery and Rising 3s benefit from the STREAM (science, technology, reading, engineering, art, and technology) based curriculum, Learning Beyond Paper. A social-constructivist curriculum, incorporating Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication and Creativity.
Through modelling, scaffolding, extending learning, and encouragement, students meet and often exceed age-appropriate developmental milestones and academic accomplishments.
Rising 4s and Rising 5s
Rising 4s and Rising 5s students build on this foundation through the dynamic melding of Core Knowledge and Jolly Phonics curriculums.
The Core Knowledge Sequence encourages the coherent progression of skills and knowledge in the following areas: Physical Well-Being and Motor Development, Social and Emotional Development, Approaches to Learning, Language, Knowledge Acquisition and Cognitive Development.
“A specific, explicit sequence of skills and knowledge, like the Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence, allows teachers, parents, or other caregivers to guide a young child’s development in an apprentice like fashion, taking into account a child’s particular competencies so as to offer those experiences that most closely match his or her present level, while providing the stepping stones to higher levels of competence and understanding. The child’s current skills and knowledge become the starting place for new experiences and instruction, rather than a limitation or restriction.”
Additionally, our Jolly Phonics curriculum is a fun and child-centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics. Using a multi-sensory approach, students learn through songs, stories, action, and art. In our 2 year program, students progress through the systematic teaching of phonics, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Richly textured learning experiences make up the fabric of our curriculum. Through carefully constructed, child-centred experiences, we inspire curiosity, wonder, and a life-long love of learning.