Curriculum

Curriculum overview:

Family partnerships are an essential part of our high-quality early childhood program. When our teachers and families work together, children’s development and learning are fully supported. We have fused different approaches to technology and research to provide a rich learning experience.

Our CurriculumAt Princeton Academy, our focus is building bridges between home and school. We utilize an eclectic approach centered on the child’s emerging interests with the Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers, Preschool and After School Children. For more than a decade, the Creative Curriculum has helped teachers understand developmentally appropriate practices, how to create daily routines and foster meaningful experiences that respond to children’s strengths, interests, and needs.

The curriculum is designed to focus on responsive care while incorporating objectives that enable teachers to identify what matters most to individual children. Teachers are provided with resources to plan, support their ideas and implement every aspect of caring for and teaching from birth to 5. The creative curriculum explains the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that matter most to the continuing development and learning of children. It’s a tool to help teachers observe children effectively and reflect on methods to continue supporting development.

Our Teaching Strategies Tool is coming soon……… to offer a wealth of family-focused resources that are completely devoted to helping early childhood teachers build connections between a child’s two most important worlds: school and home. Our supportive family connection solutions make it much easier to effectively involve and engage families.

Infants

6+ Weeks

Whether your child is six weeks or six months old, we’ll support his development and take care of his daily needs the same way you do. We’ll constantly communicate with you about all of the important parts of his day such as diapering, feeding, and sleep, not to mention letting you know about the exciting new learning he experiences every day. Combining all this with abiding by state-mandated teacher-to-child ratios yields the kind of infant child-care environment where children learn best and flourish.

Toddler

12+ months

Your child’s first years of life are a critical time that can determine success in school, relationships and life. As your child begins asserting their independence, it can be exciting and rewarding to watch. That is why all our learning centers abide by state-mandated teacher-to-child ratios, and include materials and manipulatives that encourage active exploration and hands-on learning activities to help your child gain independence while promoting confidence in their learning abilities.

Early Preschool

2-3 years

Our Early Preschool Curriculum is designed to prepare your child as he begins an educational voyage that will eventually lead to Kindergarten and beyond. Our Early Preschool teachers can customize the Curriculum’s  different learning activities to meet the diverse interests and needs of each group of children. Activities are designed to teach language and communication, cognitive skills, creativity, gross and fine motor skills, and personal and social skills.

Preschool

3-4 years

At Princeton Academy, learning becomes meaningful to Preschoolers when engaging experiences are based on their interests and prior knowledge. Our Preschool Curriculum combines Kindergarten readiness activities with the best early childhood standards from across the nation. We also structure the day to offer plenty of outdoor activity time, providing an opportunity for your child to learn while exercising her body as well as her mind.

Pre-K Readiness Program

4-5 years

 The combined curricula focus on writing, math, science and social development. We make sure that all children receive the attention they need to confidently tackle these learning opportunities – that ultimately will prepare them for Kindergarten – by adhering to state-mandated teacher-to-student ratios.

Before & After School

5-12 years

Our before- and after-school program provides the perfect combination of recreation and education for a well-balanced experience. Your child will end each day excited about the broad range of engaging activities that allow him to develop his interests and skills. Want your child to complete her homework before you pick her up? No problem. We work with you to outline your after-school expectations — whether they include homework or playtime.