MILL PLAIN CHILDREN'S ACADEMY
15301 SE Mill Plain, Vancouver WA
AS YOUR CHILD TURNS 5
The emphasis is on countinuing emotional, physical and cognitive growth wile also developing social skills. Children are introduced to the idea of structured group learning for a portion of the day. Preschoolers learn letters, numbers, shapes, colors and skills such as using scissors and glue.
Our goal is to create a positive learning experience and to prepare children for a positive future. We use the "play at learning" theory as our base. With respectful guidance and a familiar schedule, we negotiate this playful world with the goal of building self-esteem, free expression and pre-social interaction.
The curriculum is based on open learning centers from which the children can choose activities. The curriculum includes:
CHILDREN FROM 30 MONTHS TO FIVE YEARS
The Team gives much thought to each child's readiness to "graduate" from one class to the next. We would like to expand the "window of time" during which children move up and focus more on issues of readiness than on chronology.
Gross Motor Skills:
Fine Motor Skills:
Responsibility for own actions
Appropriate response to questions and comments
Assertiveness (expressing feelings/emotions appropriately)
General knowledge and comprehension of:
* body parts * shapes * colors * numbers * letters * directional/positional concepts
* fostering creativitiy * science and discovery
Speech and Language:
Being read to
Exposure to Literature:
FOR YOU & YOUR PRESCHOOLER