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, the visual and performing arts.
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)
  • Vocabulary building (colors, shapes)
  • Nursery rhymes
  • Fairy Tales
  • Rhyming words
  • Reading comprehension
  • Story retelling/Sequencing Events

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)
  • Sorting
  • Comparing number values (greater than/less than)
  • Arranging objects in order from smallest-largest, largest-smallest
  • 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
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Living Things:
    • Animal/plant classification
    • Animal/plant characteristics (animal sounds, animal/plant parts)
    • Animal Habitats
    • Life Cycles

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.
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 emotions
  • Community members
  • Caring for our environment

Toddler Sample Day Schedule

In addition to the scheduled activities below, beginning at age 2, 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
Art/Music 9:00 - 9:30
Rotating Centers (ELA & Social Studies) 9:30 - 10:00
Story Time 10:00 - 10:15
Rotating Centers (Math & Science) 10:30 - 11:00
Independent Choice 11:00 - 11:30
Lunch 11:30 - 12:00
Nap 12:00 - 2:00
Afternoon Circle Time 2:00 - 2:15
Afternoon Snack 2:15 - 2:30
Recess 2:30 - 3:00
Rotating Centers (ELA, Art, Dramatic Play) 3:00 - 3:30
Story Time 3:30 - 3:45
Rotating Centers (Math & Science) 3:45 - 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