Whole Child Development.
Here at All-Star Academy we focus on whole child development. We develop each child's mind, body, character, and spirit. We offer research-based & data-driven curriculum.
We utilize the Montessori method to teach early literacy through a phonic approach embedded in a rich language context and a sensorial foundation for mathematics education.
Child Development Classroom 2019
We inspire and develop the mind with The Creative Curriculum® and Accelerating Young Minds® (AYM) detailed performance reports.
The Creative Curriculum® is a research-based curriculum that features exploration and discovery as a way of learning. The brain only retains information it finds to be useful and interesting. This way of learning is known to enable children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills.
Accelerating Young Minds® Program presents data-driven detailed performance reports that include everything from cognitive development data to progress toward meeting State and Core Standards. Each report is delivered to teachers and parents in real time, and offers action plans that are simple to interpret. This is extremely useful because when a child's cognitive strengths and deficiencies are identified, you can pinpoint why a child is having difficulty reading, conceptualizing math, or composing sentences or paragraphs. Affording our teachers the opportunity to develop underdeveloped areas.
Student Data Report Example
The Five Domains of Development : Our Foundation
There are five domains of early childhood development.
The successful completion of developmental milestones helps your child reach her full potential. You may track your child's physical development at well-child check-ups, but physical development covers only one domain of the five major domains of early childhood development. Your child's physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and communicative development determines future success as much as physical development.
Physical development includes mastering movement, balance and fine and gross motor skills.
During early childhood, your child's balance improves. He can walk on a line or small balance beam and balance on one foot. Your child also develops the skill to throw and catch a ball, walk up and down stairs without monitoring and can do somersaults.
Social development refers to your child's ability to make and maintain relationships.
A social skill is any competence facilitating interaction and communication with others where social rules and relations are created, communicated, and changed in verbal and nonverbal ways. Social skills include cooperation with others and beginning to develop conflict resolution skills.
Emotional skills refer to the skills used to recognize and control emotions and behaviors.
Emotional skills include the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for children to recognize and control their emotions and behaviors; establish and maintain positive relationships; make responsible decisions and solve challenging situations; and set and achieve positive goals.
Cognitive development includes skills pertaining to learning and thinking.
Cognitive skills are the core skills your brain uses to think, read, learn, remember, reason, and pay attention. Working together, they take incoming information and move it into the bank of knowledge you use every day at school, at work, and in life.
Communicative development includes your child's skills to understand the spoken word and express herself verbally.
Learning to communicate effectively is not a simple task. To become competent communicators, children benefit from language-rich environments. The richness of the language environment in children's homes is linked to children's language and literacy skills. Likewise, the school environment can be a powerful force in helping children learn to communicate.
Cognitive Ability Advancement Training is a cutting-edge, clinically driven and verified, cognitive ability development program. Your child will first take the Woodcock Johnson Test of Cognitive Abilities administered by an outside clinician (included in tuition). The test results will provide your child's predicted achievement and intellectual ability scores. Your child will subsequently be guided to perform various drills, or "games" on the trampoline. These drills will advance your child's cognitive development in the areas they need it most and, accordingly, raise your child's intellectual abilities and predicted achievement. This program alone raises your child's intellectual abilities and predicted achievement; we are thrilled to combine it with research and data-based curriculum.
Cognitive Ability Advancement Training