Our Early Learning Curriculum
Our whole-child approach integrates core skills that fosters physical, emotional, and intellectual growth as well as school readiness. We draw from these seven foundational areas to provide an integrated program for your child.
Activities for listening, speaking, reading, and writing integrated into a language-rich environment that cultivates the lifelong love of language, books, and reading.
Experiences with one-to-one correspondence, counting, sorting, patterning, and problem solving to establish a solid foundation in mathematical reasoning.
Encouraging children to question, experiment, observe, record, describe, and form conclusions to stimulate a sense of wonder and make science come alive.
Fine art, music, theater, and dance experiences aimed at uncovering children’s talents, helping them express themselves artistically, and encouraging interest and appreciation.
Fostering positive attitudes towards healthy living, physical activity, and nutrition by incorporating healthful habits into daily routines.
A wide range of experiences for children to learn respect for our world, its diverse people, and the environment, while acknowledging and valuing the rich cultural heritage of families.
Promoting important social and emotional development skills including positive language with peers and the ability to initiate interactions and exhibit self-control.
Our Early Learning Programs (Ages 6 weeks - 5 years)
Our programs are designed to help children grow and learn at an age-appropriate level. We rely on the best practices and frameworks published by the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to guide our work.
Because we know each child learns at their own pace, we’ll assess your child’s progression each spring in an individualized parent/teacher conference. At that time, we’ll review milestones and evaluate readiness for the next program level.
6 Weeks - 12 Months
Newborns & Infants
The experienced teachers in the infant classroom are proud to follow the Arkansas Framework for Infant and Toddler Care, which emphasizes relationships, environment, health & safety, experiences, and diversity.
While in our care each day, infants learn about themselves through self-concept development, learn about their feelings through emotional development, and learn about other people through social development. We support communication skills through appropriate language development, help each child learn to move and do through physical development, and learn to think through cognitive development.
1 – 2 Years
As our infants grow into wonderful one year olds our loving teachers begin to follow a curriculum that continues to support the Arkansas Framework for Infant and Toddler Care. These daily activities support the essential growth in forming relationships as well as developing language and physical capabilities.
Our teachers continue to support each child as they begin to develop their independence. We provide them opportunities throughout the day to engage with classmates, form relationships, and interact socially. This aids in their social and emotional development. We engage them in various forms of physical development which focuses on both gross and fine motor skills.
2 - 3 Years
We are excited to offer our two year olds a curriculum that is supported by the Arkansas Early Childhood Education (AECE) Frameworks. The AECE Framework Handbook was developed by Arkansas educators who are widely recognized throughout the state for their professional contribution, insight, experience, and quality of work in early childhood education.
Our staff and administrators support each child’s efforts and provide opportunities for children to act independently, experience success, and interact socially. Children engage in innovative and imaginative expressions through various art forms. They are also encouraged to express themselves through activities.
3 - 5 Years
Preschool & Pre-K Kids
We’re proud to practice the kindergarten readiness principles compiled by the Arkansas Department of Human Services. In addition, we leverage the National Association for the Education of Young Children for Preschoolers. This research-based guide reminds us that children under the age of six years learn best through rich, creative, exploratory, hands-on discoveries and interactions that happen during play.
When early learning happens through play and hands-on activities, it grows, lasts, and creates the strong foundation for learning children need to succeed later in school as they enter Kindergarten!