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Kindergarten and First Grade


Our teaching team strives to weave the Reggio Emilia approach to Early Childhood Education throughout our content areas for this full-day program. The Reggio approach is known for its small-group work, integrated projects, and hands-on learning, often with natural and recycled materials.


The school is built on a foundation of great educational thinkers and the philosophy of the world-class Reggio Emilia schools in Reggio, Italy. Such programming is based on the belief that children and young people are powerful learners who think reflectively and who collaborate with one another as they ask good questions, explore their worlds, build problem-solving skills and develop creative skills for the twenty-first-century careers.


In such a learning environment, the individual strengths and needs of students of all ages will become well known by the staff, enabling them to support and guide each child's unique learning patterns and passions.


TerraNichol Academy of the Arts offers a hands-on exploratory kindergarten and first-grade program. Students engage in math, science, literacy, and social skills through creative, meaningful activities. Learning takes on a more organic approach as teachers build off of each student's interests and needs. While respecting the expectations set by the Department of Education curriculum is introduced with a creative, fun, and developmentally appropriate approach. The activities are centered around a common theme creating a cross-curriculum approach to learning. Students also have the opportunity to expand knowledge of arts and music through our unique enrichment classes including art appreciation and music appreciation, Zumba, creative movement, Spanish, yoga, gymnastics, drama, and culinary arts.  We feel it is essential to have small workgroups. Our classroom ratio for Kindergarten/First Grade is 1:15.


TerraNichol Academy Of the arts offers a hands-on exploratory kindergarten and first grade.




The Kindergarten and First Grade Program runs daily from

8:30 a.m-1:00 p.m Monday-Friday Part Day Program

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m Monday-Friday Full Day Program


For further information regarding kindergarten and first 

grade standards visit the Florida Department of Education at




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