Our preschool program prepares young children with language, pre-literacy, and foundational knowledge that will help them acquire academic competence in later years. With these skills, our students do not only leave us prepared to enter kindergarten but are also equipped to succeed on the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI) published by NCS Pearson. Many schools use this test for admission, diagnostic evaluation, or program placement purposes.
The development of this program centered on Dr. Mel Levine's neurodevelopmental framework which consists of eight constructs that are essential for optimal learning: attention, language, memory, gross and fine motor skills, visual-spatial ordering, temporal-sequential ordering, social thinking, and higher-order thinking. We evaluate student competence in all of these areas and plan targeted interventions to remediate the identified deficits and promote adequate brain function.
Our curriculum has been designed with a combination of weekly themes, the integration of multiple-intelligences from "Project Spectrum: Early Learning Activities" by the collaborative work between Tufts University and Harvard University, and the STEM curriculum which promotes knowledge and competence in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. In addition, we offer enrichment activities like: culinary, arts and crafts, music, book club, and Spanish lessons from our adopted Spanish Champs Preschool curriculum.
Upon initial student evaluation, an intervention program is customized with most or all of the following components based on the identified needs of the child: