Our Classes and Curriculum
The Village Academy North is an educational learning institution; we are not a daycare.
We utilize accredited preschool curricula that address the academic, emotional, social, and physical development of your child. For children ages 6 weeks through Toddlers we use Active Learning Curriculum and Learn Every Day; for children ages 2-3 we predominately use the Learn Every Day and the Letter People Curriculum; for children ages 3-5 we use Houghton Mifflin, The Letter People, Starfall and Opening the World of Learning (OWL). Furthermore, we supplement our early childhood curriculum with character development programs such as Pillars of Character and Character Counts.
We understand that for children to progress in their development of early literacy, math, and science skills they must first have self-regulation and other important social emotional skills. Our teachers provide a balance of child-directed and teacher-guided activities to foster children’s independence and boost their self-confidence and motivation for learning. Village Academy North is a traditional preschool; however we incorporate aspects of the Montessori teaching philosophy into our classrooms. We conduct many staff trainings across all 3 of our schools which provide opportunities for teachers from The Village Academy and Village Academy North to learn from our certified Montessori teachers from Palencia Montessori Academy.
Preschool Classes and Curriculum
Your child’s education and well-being is greatly affected by your participation and we respect that. Communication with our families is very important to us. Each classroom has a parent information board where we post for our families the most up-to-date information appropriate for your child’s classroom. Information that may be available includes a calendar of events, lesson plans, and lunch and snack schedule, and newsletters. Each Lead Teacher has a Village Academy North email address so that they can stay in communication with you. Teachers additionally provide daily reports for infant, toddlers, and preschool children so that you are aware of how your child ate, slept, toileted, and how their mood was. The teachers will share your child’s daily progress and will discuss ideas to reinforce the concepts from the classroom into what your child is learning at home.
Preschool classes are grouped by age and also by the child’s developmental level.
Class curriculum, depending on age group, includes:
- Early Literacy Skills
- Mathematical Reasoning / Numbers Sense
- Social Studies
- Music and Movement
- Fine Arts
- Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Health and Safety
- Sign Language
- Foreign Language
- Cultural Awareness