Our academic curriculum is well-rounded, and follows PA State Standards.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
THE TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS AND STAFF AT The Academy, Early Education Center ARE UNITED IN THEIR BELIEF THAT ALL CHILDREN:
Have the power to learn
Are curious & creative
No two children have exactly the same skills or learning style. We utilize many different teaching styles and methods to reach each child throughout the day.
We believe in:
Teaching and Curriculum – The Academy, EEC’s program is aligned with Pennsylvania State Standards and constructed in such a way, so as to include all styles of learning. We believe play is a very important, essential aspect of learning for the young child. We incorporate many of our learning objectives with active play pieces.
Wellness – We feel a child’s wellness and health are the cornerstone to a successful learning environment. This piece of our program begins with healthily planned and prepared meals. The Academy utilizes as much fresh and in season fruit and vegetables as possible. We serve lean cuts of meat, whole grain components, and prepare all meals on-site.
Assessment – The Academy uses bi-monthly assessment tools in order to observe and record advancement in our program’s state-aligned curriculum. Parents are given observations and reports, and quarterly parent-teacher conferences will be arranged.
Families – The Academy families are families to us all ! We keep families up to date hourly with our Tadpoles parent application for cell phones or tablets. The teachers share pictures, videos, meals, nap times, diapers, and activities/curriculum daily. Your phone app will update every 30 minutes as teachers continue to add information. We encourage open communication between home and school – to provide the child with consistency in his/her young life.
Environment – We feel a positive, loving environment allows the young child to feel comfortable and confident to promote optimal learning. We greet families in the morning, encourage communication, and engage in friendly interactions between parents, staff, and children. Positive reinforcement is utilized heavily to encourage young children to engage in positive behaviors.