curriculum

Curriculum

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If you have an infant 6 weeks to 12 months, they will be monitored constantly for comfort and cleanliness. Diapers will be changed quickly and will immediately be disposed of outside the nursery so every room stays clean and pleasant. Our childcare providers are warm and gentle.  They understand that the first years of your baby’s life are critical to the later academic, social, and developmental success he or she will achieve.  Your child will never be allowed to play in a swing for too long, and will be encouraged to interact using all five senses. Our caregivers always keep track of each infant’s personal containers for wipes, diapers, and so on, and they disinfect all the toys and nursery equipment every day. Expect lots of cuddling and personal interaction.

For children 13 months to 24 months, it’s time for potty training! And our team is willing to work with you and your child through potty training and all the other important learning stages. Teachers are experienced and engage children in music, color, shapes and hand-eye coordination exercises.  Your child will love their introduction to short vowels and consonants!

Two and Three year-olds begin the reading basics.  Here is where you will see the Classical Education style really come into play. Children learn to recognize short vowels and consonants and their sounds. They learn to blend the sounds of a consonant and vowel, learn the sounds of one-vowel and two-vowel words, and learn special phonic sounds. Your young one will gain computer skills such as eye-hand coordination, keyboard use of direction keys plus letters and numbers, and he or she will play computer games that help build memory skills. Language and listening skills will develop quickly as your child enjoys learning color words, shapes, animals, transportation, countries, community helpers, health, safety, good manners, and even science! You’ll find your child counting 1 through 20 and grasping number concepts 1 to ten. Two and three year-olds also become adept at reciting Bible memory verses and singing the choruses to hymns.  Your child will enjoy lessons on Creation, Noah, the young Samuel, Daniel, the Boyhood of Jesus, Zacchaeus, and the Good Samaritan. Don’t forget about Music and Art—they’re a fun way to learn!

Four and Five-year-olds begin Pre K! We continue with the Classical Education style and utilize the A Beka Curriculum. Your child will learn to break down long words into sounds, learn new words by combining or changing the sounds in words, and learn letter/ sound relationships. Children learn to build a sight word vocabulary which leads to greater reading comprehension skills and a much faster reading rate with improved accuracy. Kids have fun with computer software geared to children. Computer games and programs will enhance recognition of letters and numbers, improve word structure and spelling, and encourage art development. Your child will learn how to print letters in upper and lower case, and his or her language and listening skills will further improve with color words, shapes, animals, transportation, community helpers, and lessons in health, safety, good manners, and science. Number concepts 1 through 20 are taught, as is counting to 100. Basic addition, 1+1 through 1+9 is introduced, too. Children learn money (coins and bills) plus the days of the week and the entire calendar. We explore the Bible through Hymns, memory verses, and lessons such as Creation, Noah, Samuel, Daniel, the Boyhood of Jesus, Zacchaeus, and the Good Samaritan. Music and Art continue so your child can express themselves in their own unique way!

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Jessica Collins
"Knox started at Summit Preparatory Academy in September 2013. He was 18 months at the time, transitioning from a home-based...
Summit Preparatory Academy
2014-04-18T19:45:48+00:00
"Knox started at Summit Preparatory Academy in September 2013. He was 18 months at the time, transitioning from a home-based daycare.  As we were approaching the two-year mark, we felt it was time for a more structured, learning based environment. We could not be happier with this decision! Knox is so happy at Summit, and his attitude and communication skills prove it. He leaves everyday singing and dancing the whole way home! He has developed so much from Day One. Thank you to the Faculty and Staff of Summit Preparatory Academy for providing unmatchable care. We are so grateful, and look forward to spending the next few years with you!"
Heather Allen
"Speaking of trust, from the top down, the faculty and teachers here are top notch. I have two children and...
Summit Preparatory Academy
2014-04-18T19:45:22+00:00
"Speaking of trust, from the top down, the faculty and teachers here are top notch. I have two children and we are coming up on our third year here, they have become more of a family at this point. We see many of the teachers outside of school at community functions and church and many of them I consider friends. The Summit is involved in SO MANY community activities that the children are also able to participate in. You can bet every holiday they will have something fun going on. I think my favorite was when my daughter got to be an angel in the White House Christmas parade. In the Spring Elizabeth started the week of the child. They had picnics, ice cream treats, bounce houses, gymnastics and soccer! They offer gymnastics year round and soccer in the spring as well. My oldest child is in both and absolutely loves the sports and the coaches."
The Madewell Family
"When we started looking for a preschool for our son Chase in 2012 I did a lot of research on...
Summit Preparatory Academy
2014-04-23T15:55:41+00:00
"When we started looking for a preschool for our son Chase in 2012 I did a lot of research on local daycares and preschools.  My mother started keeping him when he was 2 months old and he had never stayed with anyone else so leaving him with complete strangers was going to be an adjustment for him and us as well.  He was the only child in our family at the time so we knew he needed to be around other kids for the social interaction and teaching from someone other than us.  I really wanted him to be in a Christian based teaching environment and The Summit does just that.  I love the fact that he is learning what he needs for Kindergarten but he is also learning life lessons, Bible verses and stories."
Heather Allen
"Summit Prep is everything any parent could ever want in a school. I’m not even sure where to start in...
Summit Preparatory Academy
2014-04-23T15:58:55+00:00
"Summit Prep is everything any parent could ever want in a school. I’m not even sure where to start in this testimonial, they have exceeded my expectations in every way imaginable. It oozes awesome from the moment you pull in the parking lot. The attention to detail can be seen in everything from how nice the building is to how clean the facilities are. You can’t get in the front door without an access card, the added sense of security for that feature alone adds so much trust in this place when you drop your children off."
Heather Allen
"If you are looking for a place where your child can grow in the Lord, learn everything they need to...
Summit Preparatory Academy
2014-04-23T15:59:27+00:00
"If you are looking for a place where your child can grow in the Lord, learn everything they need to know for Kindergarten and have structure in a loving environment, this is the place for you. My daughter is four and is READING. Yes! Reading! And has stopped me in my tracks when quoting scripture and applying it to her every day life. She gets it, and she’s so little. Her teachers and the Summit have been a huge blessing in our lives. It just wouldn’t be the same without them. They will set your children up for success."
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