The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is used as a core curriculum for all our classes. The curriculum is research and evidence based and includes, but not limited to, directed activities, free choice/self-initiated learning activities, outdoor physical development, thematic activities, instructional materials and special guests.
The curriculum includes goals in all areas of development:
- Social/emotional: To help children achieve a sense of self, take responsibility for themselves and others, behave in a prosocial way by showing empathy and getting along with their peers and authority.
- Physical: To help children develop gross motor and fine motor skills through activities indoors and outdoors;
- Cognitive: to help children become confident learners by providing the experiences and materials to allow them to think, explore, question and solve problems, and
- Language: to help children communicate, and to make sense of written language and print through the alphabet, writing letters and words.
The curriculum is predictable yet flexible and responsive to the individual’s needs and interest of the children.
Creative Time Expo is part of our curriculum. With this program, we will be “traveling” to different countries and learning about new cultures and artists. Development of the whole child is a team effort, with instructions and experience in the classroom being supported and reinforced at home; you can continue the learning experience at home by talking with your child about class activities.
Forever Kids Academy offers a program that is hands-on with a stimulating environment; toddlers rapidly acquire a foundation of basic skills and capacities during the first two years. Motors skills develop, early language begins, trades of complex thinking appear and social and emotional developments occur by interacting with peers and adults.
Forever Kids Academy offer structured education program that introduce them to basic concepts in language, art, math, science and social studies. This program provides a balance of child initiated and teacher directed activities each day. We have specifically designed learning centers for individual and group projects that encourage children to make discoveries about themselves. This program promotes emergent literacy and numeric knowledge by offering help through observation and individualization, our activities help to improve physical and mental health, and encourage family involvement.
The VPK program is a three hour instructional program offered through the State of Florida. Children must be four years of age by September 1. This program is the continuation of the Pre-K program which challenges the child to continue to develop in each area academically, socially and emotionally.
School Age Program
The School Age Program is attended by kindergarten and elementary school children. We offer a safe and stimulating environment. The students spend their afternoons finishing homework, computers, arts and crafts, physical fitness, park days, and exciting games.
Formal assessments are administered two to three times a year. In September an initial assessment is done. This is to allow us to know what level your child is at and our goals and expectations for the school year. If needed, another assessment will be performed in January to help monitor the growth and development of your child. In May an end of year assessment is performed to acknowledged the growth and learning that was achieved during the school year.
Informal assessments are conducted daily by your child’s teacher to monitors their growth and development not only academically but socially and emotionally as well. Each child will develop their portfolio throughout the school year, which will demonstrate their growth and development anecdotally and through pictures and artwork. Of course, your child’s teacher will inform you daily as to their daily activity and behavior. Please remember we are always here for you and your family.
Winter, Spring and Summer camp is available during the season for 5-12 years old.
Extracurricular Activities: Forever Kids Academy offers activities such as: Soccer, Ballet, Fun and Fit, Gymnastics and Karate. Please note there is a separate fee for these activities.