Infants thrive on using their senses to explore. Our program and classroom environment invites our infant explorers to use their senses to understand the world. Our infants will have the chance to explore cause and effect relationships as they play with their squeak toys, push-pull toys, peek-a-boo, etc. Our infants are working on building secure attachments with adults and each other as they engage in play, songs, and story telling.
Our curriculum incorporates a balance of fiction and non-fiction texts to help our explorers learn about our world through literacy while building content level vocabulary. Fictional texts foster creativity and encourage our students to build loving relationships with characters. Our explorers use open ended materials to represent their thoughts and promote their creativity. Problem solving and building positive relationships with each other are also a critical focus in these classrooms.
Explorers are utilizing the materials available to deepen their understanding of the world. They are engaging in more complex and repetitive play scenarios, rhyme telling, story telling, finger plays, and songs. Explorers will engage in active, hands on learning experiences to ensure that literacy, math, and science activities are meaningful and provide them with the opportunity to master the content. These active learning experiences will delve into a variety of topics, such as: letter recognition, pre-writing and writing activities, phonics, geometry, counting, comparing values, identifying numbers, number correspondence, predicting, experimenting, drawing conclusions, and character development etc.
Early Explorers Academy (EEA) is an early learning center that aims to create a balanced learning environment for our explorers and promotes critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
My Learning Plan
Student progress will be documented daily through the use of a My Learning Plan (MLP) that will be sent home daily after completing an individual session with the teacher. Beginning at the age of 2, your child will receive 10-15 minutes of individualized instruction with a teacher.
We believe that this is an important time for our explorers to learn how to appropriately interact with one another. Rather than taking responsive or reactive measures, extra time and planning is implemented in an attempt to implement preventative measures of undesired behavior.