Meaningful Hands Signing Academy starts with toddlers and is offered through PreK. Sign language has been shown to help kids communicate sooner, building their vocabulary and leading to less frustration. Teachers are able to increase interactions and use it to teach letters/numbers more easily through body movement, teach language, social emotional skills, and manage conflicts. This program uses the award winning Signing Time Curriculum as well as the ASL vocabulary for babies, toddlers, and adults introduced through songs, stories, flash cards, and FUN!
Jemima’s Playhouse is an all-in-one music and language, interactive, children’s program that starts with toddlers and is offered through PreK. Children are taught music, foreign language, and civics through original songs, books, and characters. This innovative cultural enrichment program is a great mix of culture blended with entertainment and education through the practice of music, arts, foreign language and IMAGINATION!
Music and movement can have a dramatic effect on babies, toddlers, and older children as well. Some studies indicate that early music instruction positively impacts language and literacy development; others point to improved pattern recognition skills which are the basis for mathematical learning; still others reveal the social and emotional benefits of being involved in music.
Welcome to the STEM Safari Program! This program is offered to our PreK classes. Books, STEM, and animals, Oh my! Explore the world of STEM through your favorite children’s books. Each week, we will enjoy story time, followed by a STEM project. Discover how we encounter Science, Technology, Engineering and Math every single day. Plus, each month we will have an animal visitor thanks to our friends from the Kansas City Zoo!
The Reading Tree is a literacy enrichment program that provides bi-monthly literacy support via book readings/ storytelling & related activities. We also offer a book exchange library. An outside reading teacher can increase children’s interest in books, strengthen pre-literacy skills, & expand vocabulary. We support early childhood providers & the children they teach. This interactive program incorporates elements of math, science, social, skills, art, & more. All Preschool classrooms will participate in The Reading Tree Program.