Content Areas

Las Vegas Preschool and Private School

Academic and Developmental Content Areas

The following areas of learning and development are incorporated within our approach:

  • Language & Literacy
    • We use a comprehensive, systematic approach to high-quality literacy instruction. Our students read, write, and talk about a wide variety of books in a range of genres and disciplines, while our teachers systematically assess and use data to improve literacy performance. We strive for authentic inquiry that challenges our students’ thinking and expands their intellectual curiosity.
  • Math
    • Our math curriculum is rigorous, coherent, engaging, and accessible to all learners. We blend direct instruction, structured investigation, open exploration, and large and small group activities. We tap into the intelligence and strengths of all students by presenting material that is as linguistically, visually, and kinesthetically rich as it is mathematically powerful. The focus is on developing students’ deep understandings of mathematical concepts, proficiency with key skills, and ability to solve complex and novel problems.
  • Science, Technology, and Social Studies
    • Research shows that attitudes about science, math, and technology start to form during the early schooling years. Grounded in a constructivist approach to teaching and learning, our science and technology curriculum allows children to explore complex concepts in a concrete and fun way.  Our social studies curriculum focuses on self, others, the community, attitudes, values, thinking and concept formation – in addition to concepts in history, geography, civics, and economics.
  • Personal / Social / Emotional Learning
    • Our social-emotional curriculum strengthens the building blocks of positive character development. Children enjoy the expression the activities encourage and the playfulness they provide as they learn about love, feelings and empathy, gentleness, self-control, respect, friendship, and conflict resolution. We also use a research-based program based in neuroscience where students learn to self-regulate behavior and mindfully engage in focused concentration required for academic success.
  • Creative Expression: Visual Arts & Performing Arts
    • We approach art as a way to express ideas and ponder the ideas of others. We thus promote expressive art, and emphasize the importance of process instead of product.
      • Art: Our program gives our students the opportunity to experiment with different techniques of arts.
      • Music: Music Intelligence is just as important as mathematical and language intelligence. Our students explore their innate musicality as they sing and dance to a variety of music styles as well as build community in their classroom.
        • We are excited to announce that have also partnered with Brandon University Professor Michael Cain to design a music room and program that centers on improvisation and collaboration, while incorporating technology such as iPads, mixers, and keyboards.
      • Dramatic Play: Play themes, experiences, and activities are developed from the emerging interests of the children and teachers. The children engage in these activities to develop an understanding of the world and their place in it.
  • Physical Development & Health Education
    • Healthy bodies are needed to fuel healthy minds that engage in active learning. Our nutrition and physical activity program is designed to stimulate all the senses of young children and to help our children form healthy habits. We use color, music and games to teach children that healthy eating and physical activity are fun.
  • Sustainability
    • Our sustainability program centers on children’s role in sustaining their bodies, relationships, classrooms, school, community, and world. Children’s ability to develop ideas around these concepts will lead to valuable and necessary impact, and highlight the importance of participating in order to create sustainable future.
      • Children are taught concepts of sustainability through planting, tending, growing, nurturing, and harvesting gardens.
      • Children learn to reduce waste and creatively reuse and repurpose items that are contributed by our families, students, staff, and community.

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