Advanced Curriculum: The Creative Curriculum,The Foundations for Success,The Early Literacy & Learning Model/Plus
Our program is based on the Creative Curriculum, complemented by our emphasis on literacy with the use of the “ELLM PLUS” Curricula for our prek-3 and prek-4 program as well as “Foundations for Success” Curricula for our infant and toddler programs. What makes our programs unique is the combination of the curriculums mentioned above along with our The Discovery Tree Academy® team best practices aligned with Florida Birth to Three Learning and Developmental Standards, the requirements of the Infant Toddler Environmental Rating Scale, Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, Sunshine State Standards, Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Standards, Florida School Readiness Performance Standards, and Head Start Performance Standards.
The Creative Curriculum
The Creative Curriculum is a research-based curriculum that offers a comprehensive collection of resources to build high-quality classroom environments and age appropriate activities. This curriculum addresses the following areas of development: social–emotional, physical, cognitive, language, emergent literacy, English language acquisition (English- and dual-language learners and effective teaching strategies for teachers) mathematics, science and technology, social studies and arts.
The Foundations for Success
The Foundations for Success Toddler model is the curriculum we use in our “Infant and Toddler” programs. It focuses on four foundational areas necessary for supporting infant and toddler development: relationships, movement, language and senses / perceptions.
The Early Literacy and Learning Model/Plus “ELLM PLUS” is a literacy-focused curriculum designed to expand children’s vocabularies and refine their understanding and comprehension of words they know and use. In our program, teachers engage children in daily whole-group and intentional small-group lessons from ELLM/Plus as well as learn by playing in learning centers based on the Creative Curriculum.
The right combination of a great environment and special selected educational materials, real life objects and age appropriate educational activities allows each child at The Discovery Tree Academy® to learn by using the senses and not just by memory. Our art project experiences intertwine visual arts with timeless arts of music, poetry and drama while our science projects always become an adventure while investigation is going on. All of these experiences ignite desire in our students to love learning.