Primary 3 yrs to 6 yrs


As students progress into Pre-K and Kindergarten, the classroom becomes a larger setting filled with even more materials, rich in variety. Each classroom is equipped with specifically designed materials to enhance intuitive problem solving skills and creative thinking in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, science, geography, cultural studies, practical life, and sensorial development.    

Parent FAQ: Why ACA?

 
The director Ms. Gupta is extremely competent, conscientious and detail oriented, and from what I've seen, she takes an individual interest in each student.
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  The integration of mixed aged groups play a critical role in the development of children. Older students act more mature as they enhance their leadership skills and become role models to the inquisitive younger students, who use their curiosity to master their skills and eventually become the leaders of the class. The multi-aged grouping provides opportunities for peer teaching, sharing, and natural social development.  

Practical Life

This will enhance the development of task organization and cognitive order through care of self, environment, and refinement of physical movement and coordination. Daily living tasks include pouring juice, polishing shoes, sewing, folding laundry, sweeping etc. This promotes a strong and realistic sense of independence and self-reliance.

Language and Reading

This includes whole language and phonetic instruction; listening, speaking, and presentation skills; vocabulary enrichment; handwriting; creative writing; sound/symbol relationships; spelling and grammar studies; word study; reading skills; study and reference skills. The library and computer lab will be a great resource.

Sensorial

The expansion of the child’s senses will develop as they interact with the wide array of  advanced Montessori materials of  different heights, lengths, weights, color shapes, and textures. Problem solving skills are challenged with more concentrated activities.

Mathematics and Computers

This includes quantity/symbol relationship, place value, operations, word problems, concepts of fractions, concepts of geometry, measurement, concepts of time and money, graphing and tables, probability, fundamentals of algebra, and practical applications of mathematics in everyday life. The computer curriculum is more hands-on in Kindergarten. They will begin building keyboarding and computer application skills.

Cultural Studies   (Geography, History, Science Music, Art and Spanish)

The goal is to develop a global perspective. Consequently, the study of History, Geography, and World Cultures will serve as the cornerstone of this subject. Topics include: Physical geography; formation of the Earth; the emergence of the oceans and atmosphere; the world’s rivers, lakes, deserts, mountain ranges; continents of the world; as well as customs, housing, diet, arts, history, and music.  In science, the primary focus is on the study of life and the structure of the universe. Topics include: Zoology, Botany, Earth Science, Physical Science, Environmental Education, and application. Spanish will continue through Kindergarten.
 

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