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    Our Preschool program is the gateway to a child’s elementary education. We utilize the
Doors to Discovery and the DLM Express curriculum both approved by the State of
Florida.   We have enriched the curriculum by adding our own self designed elements
which we perfected through the last 20 years.  

   The curriculum is based on the following thematic units: School Days, Physical Me,
Thinking and Feeling Me, My Family, Fall/Autumn, Friends, Pets, Opposites, Color,
Shapes, and Size,  more Color, Shapes, and Sizes, Things That Go Together, Under
Construction, Thanksgiving Celebration –What are we thankful for? Growing Things, Food
and Nutrition, Nursery Rhymes, Christmas/Holiday Celebration – Traditions, Sound and
Movement, Music, Winter, Community Workers, Traditional Tales, Cont’d Traditional Tales,
Cowgirls and Cowboys, Transportation, Travel, Celebrations, Spring Celebration, Spring,
Weather, Real and Make Believe, Bugs,  Animals, Zoo Animals, Farm Animals, Ocean Life,
Big Things, Summer Fun.

    Character Education is just as important for children to learn as academics.  Our
Character Education curriculum consists of the following monthly themes:  Citizenship,
Compassion, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity and Trustworthiness, Perseverance,
Responsibility, Respect and Self-Discipline. The Character Education program is designed
to inspire our students to become well-educated, responsible citizen.

     The children will learn autonomy and social skills, reading and storytelling,
mathematical reasoning, movement, work habits, emerging literacy, scientific reasoning,
music and art, phonological awareness and orientation and time and space. Each of our
classrooms has its own name.  The preschool classrooms are the Tigers, Elephants,
Giraffes, Jaguars, Geckos and Frogs.  A child’s age, developmental level and the teaching
style they will most respond to will determine their classroom placement.                  

    When you enroll you will be given a questionnaire to complete.  The information you
provide will better help us understand your child’s learning style and level.
We utilize the Doors to Discovery and the DLM Express curriculum both approved by the
State of Florida.   We enriched the curriculum by adding our own self designed elements
which we perfected through the years.  It is rich in literacy, math and science.  Kindergarten
teachers tell us and scores from the Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener (FLKRS)
which is administered approximately 30 days after the beginning of kindergarten continue to
show that are children are advanced in their knowledge upon reaching their kindergarten
classrooms.  

    Each year, we will continue to make sure that our curriculum rises to the level that
challenges your children so that they are offered all opportunities to learn as much as their
minds can absorb while loving to learn.
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