Preschool and Pre-K: Ages 3-5 Years
A child’s preschool learning experience can shape his or her academic career. We recognize the need for a strong foundation in academics and physical, social, and emotional development. Our goal at Lionheart Children’s Academy is to work in partnership with parents to set children on the path to a life-long love of learning. Our preschool program is designed to provide developmentally appropriate activities that build children’s skill sets, their confidence, and self-esteem, resulting in kindergarten readiness. Our “whole child” approach gives children the best possible start in learning and in life.
The Lionheart Preschool and Pre-K Program Experience Includes:
- HighScope Curriculum® for Preschool and Pre-K
- First Look Faith-Based Curriculum
- Daily Connect application to view your child’s activity and communicate with teachers
- Kindergarten Readiness program
- Individual electronic portfolio that showcases your child’s learning
- Emphasis on STEM learning
- Holistic approach that supports children in all areas of development
Goals and Objectives
responsibility for self and others; positive social behavior
gross and fine motor skill sets
learning, problem-solving, logical thinking
listening and speaking; reading and writing
character development, Bible knowledge, and trust in God
We Use the HighScope Curriculum®
The HighScope Preschool and Pre-K Curriculum is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum carefully designed to provide a rich academic foundation and foster child creativity, confidence, and independence. The curriculum includes defined teaching practices that create engaging classrooms where all children can thrive.
The HighScope Approach
We believe that education is the most effective when children are interested, engaged, supported, and encouraged. Our goal is to support children in becoming independent, responsible, and confident problem solvers and decision makers that are ready for school and ready for life.
HighScope Curriculum Content Areas
Learning is focused on eight content areas: Approaches to Learning, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Health, Language, Literacy and Communication, Cognitive Development, Creative Arts, Math, Science and Technology, and Social Studies.
Key Developmental Indicators
The framework for understanding and supporting children’s learning from ages 3-5 years is based on 58 key developmental indicators (KDIs), which are aligned with national and state early learning standards.
The HighScope Difference
Our curriculum not only focuses on your child’s academic success, but also promotes the fundamental skills needed for success in life--independence, curiosity, decision-making, cooperation, persistence, creativity, and problem-solving.
First Look Faith-Based Curriculum
We support children’s spiritual development with our First Look Curriculum, which is based on 3 foundational principles: God made me, God loves me, and Jesus wants to be my friend forever. Our faith-based curriculum is taught through integration of small and large group lessons.