The curriculum at Preschool of the Arts is dynamic and ever-changing. Our curriculum will continue to grow and change along with the most up-to-date research on early childhood education. We combine the best curriculum elements from approaches such as Reggio Emilia, Emergent Curriculum, Creative Curriculum and Project-Based Learning creating communities of inquiry in a positive, nurturing environment.
Our daily curriculum is based on allowing the children to discover topics through exploring, asking questions, researching, discovering, proposing ideas, and making choices in order to build a better understanding of the world in which we live.
The curriculum has inspired us to
...let children take the lead, ...believe that children are strong and capable learners,
...focus on each child in relation to other children, the family, the teacher, and the community,
...foster children’s intellectual development through a focus on representation using a variety of different avenues: words, movement, drawing, painting, building, sculpture, dramatic play, photography, and music,
...design and use physical space to encourage encounters, communication, and relationships with every space having an identity and purpose,
...incorporate character education to build values in everyday decisions and interactions.
In addition to the daily curriculum, Preschool of the Arts is partnered with several community-based enrichment programs to provide children with additional learning experiences.
The following enrichment programs are currently available:
* Sign language offered through Sign and Doodle
* Fire safety offered through Kannapolis Fire Department
* Dance and Gymnastics with Ms. Nora Levin through Next Step Dance Studio
* Building Healthy Lifestyles in the Future through UNC-Charlotte