Our afternoon Modular Programs take place on either a Monday, Wednesday or Friday afternoon between the hours of 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. These programs are ideal for children aged 3 years to 5 years of age. Please check out our website for more information and to access our application form.
What is Alpha-Mania?
For early readers (ages 3-5) it is crucial that learning to read is fun and exciting. That’s why each Alpha-Mania session is theme-based. Children embark on an exciting learning adventure, pretending they are, for example, in space, on a pirate ship, or exploring the rainforest. The themes and activities relate directly to the “Letter of the Day”, so children learn while engrossed in games, crafts, stories, and songs.
Based on thorough research, and refined by years of experience, Alpha-Mania exposes children to the sounds within words and provides an opportunity to explore and play with those sounds. They also practice proper pencil grip and efficient letter formation, which gives them a head start in reading, writing, and language. Practicing these skills early on make children feel more prepared and confident when entering a classroom setting. That confidence translates into a more positive academic experience.
What is Mini Masters?
Created by an expert team of educators and artists, and inspired by the fearless sense of fun and endless source of inner creativity that all children possess. Mini Masters is ideal for young minds seeking new ways to express themselves.
Child development is dramatically enhanced when children are given unique artistic opportunities. Mini Masters allows children to delve into the minds and techniques of the world’s great artists – from Henri Matisse to Georgia O’Keefe. Children are introduced to the idea that behind every painting, drawing, and sculpture, stands a great artist. Once inspired by the artist of the day, our “Mini Masters” create their own dynamic pieces of art.
What is Handwriting Without Tears®?
The Handwriting Without Tears® curriculum draws from years of innovation and research to provide developmentally appropriate, multisensory tools and strategies when teaching young children to write. The program follows research that demonstrates children learn more effectively by actively doing, with materials that address all styles of learning.
We help children develop their writing skills through explicit, multisensory, play-based instruction. Children move, touch, feel, and manipulate real objects as they learn the habits and skills essential for writing. We use music to speak to children and promote movement and memory. Other multisensory lessons use Voices, Letter Stories, Door Tracing, Air Writing, and Mystery Letter Games to teach letter formation and placement on lines. The result truly is handwriting without tears!