PROGRAMS & CURRICULUM

Kindergarten

Paidea's Kindergarten Program

Our programs are based on the needs of the children.

Everything we do is the result of a conscious decision based on what is best for the child.

Our Program

Purpose

Must attend 5 mornings per week, and may choose as many afternoons as desired

  • To provide consistency in learning
  • To allow flexibility for parents
  • To develop cohesive relationships with peers and teachers

Language and Literacy

  • Combination of :

Whole language (theme-based units which weave goals and objectives throughout all academic areas)

and

Zoophonics Phonics (use of sounds and signals, plus stuffed animals to teach letter sounds)

  • Partner and small group work
  • Speaking in front of a group

 

  • Immerses children in meaningful print
  • Reaches all styles of learning (auditory, visual, kinesthetic)
  • Makes learning letters sounds fun and easy
  • Develops teamwork
  • Develops problem solving skills
  • Allows for peer teaching
  • Builds self confidence
  • Modeling for preschoolers

 

Math

  • Use a variety of colorful, tactile materials
  • Small group work
  • Real life application
  • Encourages active participation
  • Provides movement while working
  • Provides individual attention from teacher
  • Meaningful use of knowledge

Actively teach emotional intelligence skills

  • To focus and attend
  • To follow 3 step oral direction
  • To persist if difficult
  • To problem solve
  • To work with peers
  • To express feelings and needs appropriately
  • To control impulses
  • To delay gratification

These are the necessary skills that provide the foundation for academic success.

Science

  • Exploring our world
  • Experiments
  • Creates curiosity and encourages question asking
  • Creates excitement about science
  • Develops patience in observation as well as scientific skills

Special activities provided:

  • Swimming - 8 week lessons as a group
  • Field trips - related to curriculum
  • Computers - exposure to educational games to reinforce concepts
  • Science - exploring our world
  • Music - songs and instruments
  • Movement - becoming aware of how our bodies work; promoting teamwork and sportsmanship
 

Paidea

Child Development / Childcare for
Toddlers, Preschoolers, Schoolagers, & Kindergarten

Nurturing little ones since 1984!
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