Within this learning environment, our faculty will
develop a deep understanding of each student's
individual strengths and needs, allowing them to provide tailored guidance and support that caters to each child's distinct learning patterns and interests.
Our educational team is dedicated to consistently implementing the Reggio Emilia approach throughout our curriculum. We place great emphasis on the principles of this approach, including small-group work, integrated projects, and hands-on learning with natural and recycled materials. Our School is founded on the educational philosophies of renowned theorists, as well as the principles of the esteemed Reggio Emilia schools in Italy. We believe that children and young people possess a natural ability to learn and develop critical thinking, collaboration, problem-solving, and creative skills that are essential for success in the 21st century. As a result, we work tirelessly to incorporate the Reggio Emilia approach into every aspect of our teaching and learning environment.
At TerraNichol Academy of The Arts Preschool, we recognize the importance of documenting a child's unique educational experience, which is a central aspect of the Reggio Emilia approach to early education. This documentation enables teachers to monitor a child's development and ensure that the curriculum aligns with their individual needs. It also provides a valuable reference point for children to reflect on their growth and progress.
We understand that parents play an important role in their child's education, and that's why we offer various forms of documentation, such as videos and pictures, to capture special moments as their child grows and thrives. We also maintain a weekly blog that provides a detailed overview of their child's activities and progress, which is particularly useful for busy parents who want to stay informed and engaged in their child's educational journey. Our goal is to facilitate effective collaboration between parents and teachers, as we believe this is essential for promoting a child's overall growth and success.
At TerraNichol Academy of the Arts, we provide an immersive junior kindergarten program that emphasizes hands-on learning. Our students engage in math, science, literacy, and social skills through creative and meaningful activities that are tailored to their interests and needs. While adhering to the curriculum standards set by the Department of Education, we approach teaching with a fun, developmentally appropriate, and creative perspective. Our activities are centered around a common theme, which promotes a cross-curricular approach to learning. Additionally, we offer unique enrichment classes such as art appreciation, music appreciation, creative movement, Spanish, yoga, gymnastics, martial arts, drama, and culinary arts to enhance our students' knowledge of arts and music.
We recognize the importance of small work groups to provide personalized attention and foster a collaborative learning environment.