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Star Academy has an Academic
approach to Preschool/K Curriculum (as opposed to Play-based, Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia approach).
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Academic-based preschools and Kindergartens are the most structured of the different types, and have a strong emphasis on math and reading readiness skills. These programs aim to expose children to what early-elementary school is like. While time is still allotted to free play, much of the day is built around explicit lessons guided by the teacher. Classrooms often resemble play-based ones (with different stations set up around the room), but at an Academic program the teacher leads students through the stations directly, and ties these activities to a whole-class lesson or theme.
Preschool/K Curriculum at schools on OurKids.net
Academic - 43%
Play-based - 20%
Montessori - 29%
Waldorf - 2%
Reggio emilia - 6%
What Star Academy says: Following solid research, Star Academy recognizes the importance of teaching strong literacy skills at an early age. Through imaginative free play, language-based lessons, the Arts, independent and guided hands-on activities, students develop language and cognitive abilities that render social intelligence, creative thinking, self-regulation, reading, writing, and problem-solving skills. Star Academy’s Kindergarten it is filled with lessons, music, singing, dancing, improvisations, chatter, and of course, laughter.
Academic and social expectations are formally taught to ensure that students quickly become part of a respectful and caring community, eager to learn and expand their independence and knowledge in a safe and trusting environment.