We make learning fun, relevant, and interactive
We accomplish this by translating our teaching targets to the child's level and presenting lessons through games
that harness the same dynamics that drive play behavior. These learning games revolve around physical activities
and manipulatives that make children active participants in learning. All age groups rotate between structured activities
and "free play," with the degree of structure increasing as children get older.
After 24 years, we still get better every month.
The heart of our program is a "theme" approach which is constantly refined by our teachers who choreograph all our activities around a
central subject (rotating between core concepts like "Home, sweet, home" and "Feelings" to adventures like "Castles,
Kings, & Fairytales" and "Dinosaurs"). We blend together related games, stories, songs, dance, crafts, puzzles, drama exercises, DVDs,
software and spectacular field trips (past destinations have included museums, farms, puppet theaters, the library, the post office, Novins
planetarium, Insectropolis, etc). Every time a theme is repeated, it is improved by teachers who review previous calandars and identify what
worked best and replace weak items with fresh ideas from our extensive resource library. This evolutionary process guarantees perpetual improvements.
Our daily activities include "calendar," story time, craft projects, music, dance/movement, playground time, and computers
but the details change each month as activites are synchronized with theme topics. Older children spend 30 minutes/day on academics.