Learning Through Play

LittleLamb-12 Every day is filled with fun and adventure for children. We dedicate ourselves to steering the adventure in an academic direction. Our A Beka Book® curriculum provides the strong foundation essential to learning. Our Learning Through Play curriculum works as a supplemental tool so that the child receives a larger picture in learning. We provide teacher guided play time that encourages the development of important academic, social, and developmental skills.

Each week our school has a different weekly theme that the children learn about; this can be through circle time, crafts, songs, games as well as Learning Centers. Learning Centers are a special time of small group play that reinforces what was taught at circle time. Your child will be engaged through hands-on activities that build new learning on past experiences, making the most of a child’s skills and individuality. Each classroom, beginning with infants all the way up to Kindergarten, has a strong curriculum based on the ten core Learning Centers. Each Learning Center has a specific key that will influence their school attitude in the years to come. Teachers facilitate these guided learning experiences, moving among the children as they work in groups.
Each center provides children with an opportunity to solve problems, engage in imaginative play, organize their world, and use expressive language.

1. Reading
Children develop a love of books, starting even before they can read. Bright pictures and colors attract them to books, and encourage them to look forward to reading.
2. Manipulatives
Children develop their fine motor skills by picking up, sorting and arranging various items. These activities also help establish counting, basic math and vocabulary concepts.
3. Science
Children explore, investigate and predict the outcomes of various actions- vital
skills for school science experiments.
4. Mathematics
Children develop a sense of order in the world around them by learning numbers, counting, and organization.
5. Music
Children have an amazing ability to learn and understand through song and music. Instruments, finger plays, songs and rhythm are all key in developing an active mind.
6. Sensory
Children expand their understanding of the world by experiencing colors, sounds and textures. The children develop new vocabulary to share and discuss experiences with their teachers, friends and families.
7. Construction
Imaginative play encourages problem solving and expression. Children also learn to cooperate while working on projects together.
8. Art
Exploring color, shape, space and patterns stimulates both creativity and children’s vocabulary.
9. Writing
Children forge the critical connection between the spoken word and the written word. Children are encouraged to explore and describe the world around them, enhancing their analytical skills.
10. Dramatic Play
Children love to dress-up and pretend. These activities develop language, communication and self-expression. Role-playing activities also help develop problem-solving skills.