We see what you see in your child. At Action Day Primary Plus, we tailor our age-appropriate, semi-structured curriculum from birth through 8th grade to enhance unique learning styles. We also balance education with plenty of time for play and self-discovery to put your child on a proven path to a happy and enriching school experience.
At Action Day, we believe that students as young at 18 months old should have the opportunity to be introduced to activities that promote enjoyment and confidence through movement. As such, we have a weekend sports programs available for children as young as 2 years old, and “Tiny Tot” dance classes available for children as young as 18 months old. These activities encourage the young child’s sense of balance and self, while improving their strength and gross motor skills. Ask your Director for more information regarding these programs today!
Our infant programs are very special because we provide your child with a consistent Primary Caregiver who is responsible for his or her care each day. The Primary Caregiver carries out the daily schedule in a consistent, gentle, and timely way so that your child and caregiver have maximum interaction and build a close relationship. Each classroom provides developmentally-appropriate materials and equipment for each age group to help encourage their small and large motor development, as well as their social and emotional development. Daily activities are planned around a weekly theme. Fun activities like a multi-child buggy ride (weather permitting) are also part of the curriculum.
We maintain a philosophy that encourages what we call “semi-structured program” to allow for specific growth and individual freedom. The teachers set out specific goals for each day and the children are “led to” not “made to” take part in these activities. Our Preschool program includes a separate curriculum for children as they move through the preschool years in the following areas:
Developing Social Awareness and a Positive Self-Concept
Teachers encourage children to participate as part of a group, learn to accept consequences for his or her behavior, develop increasing self-control and positive self-image. Children learn to enjoy being at school.
Language Development and Reading Readiness
Children experience the job of listening to stories and then acting out simple dramas. Young children learn to express themselves orally and expand the vocabulary they use on a daily basis. By the time children complete Preschool, most will recognize the verbal spelling of their own name, upper and lower case letters, sounds associating with letters, and have the ability to write their own name.
Math Readiness and Science
Teachers introduce math concepts through simple geometric shapes and counting. At the end of the preschool period, children count in sequence to 30, sort by size, shape, and color, and show interest in the clock and the time. Children begin to think of uses for numbers.
At the beginning of the preschool year the child is learning to walk with coordination, and kick objects, perform simple fingerplays and communicate pottying needs. As the child ends his or her preschool years he or she will learn how to lace their shoes, skip, and swing by themselves.
Fine Motor Skill Development
Teachers present the children with opportunities to work with scissors, pencils, crayons, small pegs and beads for stringing. Children explore a wide variety of manipulative and art materials. These prewriting experiences in the preschool prepare the children for later success.