The Academy's half-day Kindergarten enrichment program works in coordination with the curriculum of Windham Public Schools to address the cognitive, social, physical and emotional needs of the Kindergarten student.
Using a broad range of content that is relevant, engaging and meaningful to children, the program incorporates a variety of integrated learning experiences, materials, and equipment, and instructional strategies that accommodate the broad range of children's unique differences in prior experience, developmental levels and learning styles and compliments their learning in their public school program.
The program themes of the Academy’s full day program are used as a basis and outline to enrich and enhance the learning provided by the Windham Public School system. These themes include:
Reading and writing, including phonemic awareness, letter-sound identification, decoding, letter formation, sentence development and phonics.
Foundational elements for later studies in history and geography are pursued.
Introduction to the basic concepts of life science, plants, seasons, senses, and the scientific method.
International Language & Culture
Introduction to foreign language and culture study.
Basic concepts of problem solving, reasoning, communication, making connections, and designing and analyzing representations are introduced.
Exposure to a wide variety of art mediums with encouragement to use imagination, listening and observational skills and personal experiences as a basis for creating art.
Children will be supported and encouraged to express themselves through music and movement.
Exposure to a range of sports and activities to encourage physical fitness is presented.