In PEAK students are exposed to fundamental academic skills in reading, writing, math and science through discovery and creative hands-on activities. We work hard to provide our students with stimulating learning experiences. We model classroom behavior, work with students to understand their feelings and create opportunities to interact positively with peers. Our program believes in a center based appropach to teaching. Our classrooms are organized into centers based on content and activities, providing students with the best structure for learning.
Please see below for a brief overview of our curriculum.
Weekly Focus: Letter, Number, Shape and Color
Monthly Theme: All About School, All About Me, Feelings & Emotions, Seasons, Transportation, Animal Habitats, Holidays, Dr. Seuss, etc.
Handwriting Without Tears: Multisesory step by step basic instruction. Music to teach pencil grip, letter sounds and formation.
Math/Science, Reading and Writing: Integrated throughout the daily schedule. Journal work introduced in the Spring.
PLAY: Set students up for a fun and positive school experience. Children work on their social and language skills. Academic materials and monthly themes are incporporated throughout various play opportunities.
The Creative Curriculum
Our program follows the developmentally appropriate goals and objectives used in The Creative Curriculum. These goals and objectives are divided up into four main categories including: social/emotional, physical, cognitive and the language stage.
Social/Emotional- Helps promote independence, self- confidence and self-control. Within this stage, children learn how to make friends, understand their feelings, how to have group interactions and how to follow rules.
Physical Stage- Increase children's fine and gross motor skills.
Cognitive Stage- Associated with thinking skills. Children learn how to solve problems, ask questions and think critically.
Language Stage- Deals with communication. Children learn how to communicate with others, listen and participate in conversations. In this stage, children begin to recognize letters and words and begin writing for a purpose.