All daily activities and schedules are posted in each classroom and include but are not limited to: lesson plans, naptime and sleeping arrangements, mealtimes, and outdoor play.
For our youngest children, we focus on the three R's; routine, relationships and reading. Our curriculum for this age group is teacher driven and modified to allow each child to set their own schedule. Young children are reassured and find comfort in routines. In other words, they have a need to know what to expect when aware from their parents. We build confidence and help to comfort when routines are established and followed. A large part of comforting young children is building relationships with adults they can trust when away from their parents. And lastly, we begin to introduce children to reading by exposing them to books at an early age.
We understand that children learn best through play and after trying many programs over the years, we finally found a curriculum that we believe allows children to learn as they should. The Block Academy offers Builders, a developmentally-appropriate curriculum that concentrates on the scientifically-proven concept that children learn in an assortment of ways by using all of their senses. It uses hands-on, experiential learning; sensory motor integration; and brain/skill development through the use of manipulatives.
At Shining Star Kids Academy Llc., we believe that it is imperative to support school-age children in their academic learning, but that school-agers also need to focus on developing skills for life. We created a program that influences children in multiple areas including: Technology, STEAM, Horseback riding, and Physical Education. (Note all activities are seasonal).