English/Language Arts

Building an early love of literacy is a critical focus of EEA’s mission. In addition to engaging in read-alouds, our explorers will participate as the stories are brought to life using interactive story boards, puppets, visual arts, and the performing arts.
Additionally, EEA incorporates dialogic reading, a strategy, proven to promote oral language skills as it allows students to respond to story prompts by elaborating on the story. In order for students to become active readers, they need to be provided the opportunity to be actively engaged in the storytelling process. Children learn to read by DOING, rather than WATCHING.
Our curriculum incorporates a balance of fiction and non-fiction texts. Non-fiction texts 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 and become familiar with the various genres.
The following sample content areas will be taught in conjunction with our themes at a developmentally appropriate rate and may vary for each child:
  • Letter recognition (Uppercase & Lowercase letters)
  • Phonics (letter sounds)
  • Word building
  • Beginning/middle/end sounds
  • Blending sounds
  • Sight words
  • Nursery Rhymes
  • Fairy tales
  • Rhyming words
  • Letter formation
  • Reading comprehension
  • Story-telling
  • Sequencing events
  • Genres

Mathematics

Our mathematicians need no calculators! Employing a balance of formal instruction and center-based instruction, our explorers build early foundational skills that will foster development in problem solving, reasoning, and communicating mathematical processes.
The following sample content areas will be taught in conjunction with our themes at a developmentally appropriate rate and may vary for each child.
  • Number identification
  • Extending Patterns
  • Counting (one-one correspondence)
  • Arranging numbers in chronological order
  • Base ten
  • Basic addition
  • Sorting
  • Comparing number values (greater than/less than)
  • Arranging objects in order from smallest-largest, largest-smallest
  • Graphing
  • Measuring (baking, cooking)

Science

Our explorers will put on their safety goggles and lab coats fully prepared to take on the role of a scientist. A focus on inquiry learning and using the basic elements of the scientific method to solve a problem will be integrated in the classroom.
The sample content areas below will be taught in conjunction with our themes at a developmentally appropriate rate and may vary for each child.
  • The Seasons
  • Weather
  • The Five Senses
  • Basic introduction of the scientific method
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Living Things:
    • Animal/plant classification
    • Animal/plant characteristics (animal sounds, animal/plant parts)
    • Animal Habitats
    • Life Cycles
    • Insects/Bugs
  • Engineering:
    • Pulley systems
    • Gears
    • Motions
    • Fluids
    • Magnetism

Social Studies

EEA believes that our explorers are each valuable members of our learning community. Each explorer will participate in engaging lessons that build character and help foster a deep sense of love and respect for the smaller community and the world at large. EEA incorporates age appropriate lessons that empower our explorers to address global issues such as helping those who are less fortunate, and caring for the environment. This will help create a classroom community built on empathy, empowerment, and unity.
The sample content areas below will be taught in conjunction with our themes at a developmentally appropriate rate and may vary for each child.
  • Character building (With a focus on teaching respect, honesty, and empathy)
  • Identifying and describing various emotions
  • Community building
  • Identifying the roles of various community members
  • Caring for our environment
  • World geography

Preschool Sample Day Schedule

In addition to the scheduled activities below, students will receive 10-15 minutes of daily individualized lessons with an adult that corresponds to the child’s My Learning Plan (MLP)
Please Note:
AM Half Day Students: Schedule from 8:30-11:30 AM
PM Half Day Students: Schedule from 1:30-4:30 PM
ACTIVITY TIME
Arrival 8:15 - 8:30
Breakfast 8:30 - 8:45
Morning Greeting, Circle Time 8:45 - 9:00
Math/Science-Whole Group Lesson 9:00 - 9:30
Rotating Centers 9:30 - 10:00
English/Language Arts-Whole Group Lesson 10:00-10:30
Rotating Centers 10:30-11:00
Independent Choice 11:00-11:30
Lunch 11:30-12:00
Nap 12:00-1:30
Afternoon Greeting, Circe Time 1:30-2:00
Afternoon Snack 2:00-2:15
Recess 2:15-2:45
Rotating Centers 2:45-3:15
English/Language Arts-Whole Group Lesson 3:15-3:30
Rotating Centers 3:30-4:00
Math-Whole Group Lesson 4:00-4:15
Dismissal 4:15-4:30

Schedule of Operations

The school day operates from
8:30AM to 4:30PM each day, Monday-Friday.

Half-Day Programs Available
AM Half Day: 8:30-11:30 AM
PM Half Day: 1:30-4:30 PM

Morning and afternoon care is available beginning at 6:30 AM and ending at 6:30 PM.
The 2016-2017 school year will operate beginning in early 2016 to December 31st, 2016 and will be closed on the following holidays:
Memorial Day:
May 30th, 2016
Independence Day:
July 4th, 2016
Labor Day:
September 5th, 2016
Thanksgiving:
November 25 - 26, 2016
Winter Break:
December 23 - 26, 2016