Science and Engineering
Social and Emotional Development
It is important for children to learn how to be a better person in both social and personal contexts. Our curriculum incorporates activities which highlight and emphasis the systematic changes in social relationships, self-perceptions, and understanding and managing or regulating emotions.
Physical development is vital to children's health. The children learn the proper skills to participate in various forms of physical activity. They have regular outdoor sessions, which include a wide range of climbing and play equipment. Our playground incorporates STEM-based building tools, which is used to build play their own play equipment using their imagination.
Children learn through the Fine Arts to develop in dependence, self-esteem, and self-expression. Children use the Fine Arts to integrate other domains, such as mathematics, science, cultural histories, language, and social cooperation.
SLA's World of Learning curriculum is a one of a kind. Our curriculum uses a balanced combination of the Reggio Emilia, HighScope and Montessori approach. The curriculum is specifically designed for every developmental stage of education with weekly themes, structured schedules, specific learning activities, enrichment lessons and fun, and engaging lesson plans. SLA's World of Learning comprehensively includes core subjects such as math, reading, writing, Spanish, and social studies. Other key components include art and crafts, music, dramatic play and physical activities.
STEM - Based Learning
Our curriculum incorporates science, technology, engineering and math throughout the day into fun-filled activities. We also incorporate this method into the activities played in our playground.
Children exhibit different inclinations, dispositions, attitudes, habits, and styles that reflect how they learn. Teachers engage with each child to help them gain independence and problem solving skills that will assist them for years to come.
Approaches to Learning
Literacy is an essential part of SLA's curriculum, which has a great impact on a child's intellectual development. Children are exposed to a variety of books, which are available to the children at all times. Discussions take place during story time to encourage understanding, concepts and vocabulary. From early on our Infants learn to develop the meaning and structure of words and sentences through verbal communication and sign language. The older classrooms are introduced to phonics and eventually our Preschool & Pre-K classes begin using their phonics workbooks to develop their reading and writing skills.
Language and Literacy
Children are encouraged to use a variety of math tools and strategies all around the classroom. Mathematics helps develop reasoning skills and improved problem solving. They are introduced to a variety of math concepts with the use of a Saxon Math board. Concepts include numbers, counting, measurement, number relationships, patterns, and geometry.
Our young scientists use science to understand that there are cause-and-effect relationships in everyday experiences. Upon completion of science experiments children are given the chance to present or record their findings. Our curriculum also presents children with STEM based building challenges, which encourages team building and problem solving skills.