Butterflies Academy preschool curriculum meets and exceeds the guidelines and standards of the California Early Childhood Curriculum Framework.
Butterflies Academy child care center has a play-based program driven by an emergent curriculum. Each day will offer experiences for developing the whole child according to the theories of Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, and John Dewey. Our child care is inspired by philosophies such as those of Loris Malaguzzi (Reggio Emilia) and Maria Montessori. We incorporate ideas from various teaching models (High Scope, Waldorf, and Project Based Study) as they fit into our philosophy and mission. In doing so, the children are continuously exposed to diverse ideas and applications, preparing them for a world that is ever-changing. Our program is inclusive and emphasizes kindness, conflict resolution, empathy and perspective.
"Educated Entertainment" best describes the philosophy of Butterflies Academy child care center. Children will learn through songs, games and manipulative materials. We consider the whole child, implementing social development as well as cognitive development into our classroom planning. Self-esteem will always remain a high priority at Butterflies Academy preschool. We will accomplish this goal through age-appropriate activities and toys and through the use of positive reinforcement.
The future of our families, communities, cultures, economics, and nation depends on our children’s learning more than anything else. Butterflies Academy child care center program is designed to foster a child’s curiosity and eagerness to learn. Our caring, experienced teachers are dedicated to providing a rich, nurturing environment that will prepare your child for Kindergarten and beyond. Butterflies Academy early childhood education program is designed though the California Department of Education and includes state and national Kindergarten readiness standards. Our child care program includes:
· Language and literacy
· Outside play and gross motor activities
· Dramatic play
· Sand and water play
· Science and nature
· Math and manipulative
· Creative arts and music
Our early childhood education program offers various learning centers and activities where children are exposed to social, physical, emotional, language and cognitive skills. Each child’s emotional-social development is vital to the care and educational components at Butterflies Academy child care center. Butterflies Academy child care center program help develop children’s self-regulation skills and social-emotional competence because school readiness goes beyond academic skills and includes social-emotional skills.
Butterflies Academy Preschool Program Covers Below Areas of Development:
Comprehensive and conceptual skills
• Association of words and meanings
• Speaking, language development
• Awareness of outside world and nature
• Number recognition and number concepts
• Developing creativity and spontaneous art expressions.
• Hand-eye coordination
• Participation and Rhythmical
Personal development and socialization
• Concentration and listening skills
The activities at Butterflies Academy child care center are well balanced in child-led and teacher-led opportunities and are filled with fun, exploration and investigation. As they play with guidance from our teachers, they will develop divergent ways of thinking, which is a preceptor for creating new ideas and solving problems. Each day offers opportunities for cognitive learning—developing constructive pathways for social success and academic learning. The children will gain knowledge and understanding of what they are learning. They will find joy as they master skills in language, reading, writing, math, and science through various process-oriented activities—individually, and in large, and small group participation. There is an emphasis on collaboration, community, life skills, and a value system based on respect. Your children will look forward to creating art, gardening, singing, dancing, exploring books, acting out familiar stories, listening to poetry, experimenting, “Journaling”, and so much more. This is how the learning happens!...and Butterflies Academy is where it happens!