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 social, cognitive, communicative and adaptive 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 assistance and do somersaults. At this age your child begins mastering motor skills that allow him to build block towers, draw circles and crosses and use safety scissors.
Social development refers to your child's ability to make and maintain relationships.
Your child cooperates with others during early childhood and begins to develop conflict resolution skills. She enjoys attention and may show off, while still showing empathy for others. At this age your child enjoys group games and begins to understand the concept of playing fairly. She can tell the difference between fantasy and reality, but enjoys imaginative play with friends.
Adaptive skills refer to the skills used for daily living, such as dressing, eating, toileting and washing.
During early childhood your child learns to dress and undress himself without assistance, use utensils for eating and can pour some liquid without assistance. Your child also becomes able to use buttons and snaps and can take care of toileting independently.
Cognitive development includes skills pertaining to learning and thinking.
During early childhood your child develops the ability to sort objects and can organize materials by size or color. His attention span increases and he seeks information through questions, such as "how?" and "when?"By the end of early childhood, he can count to 10, knows his colors and can read his name. He knows the difference between fact and fiction, making him capable of understanding the difference between the truth and a lie, according to the Child Development Institute.
Communicative development includes your child's skills to understand the spoken word and express herself verbally.
During early childhood your child goes from speaking in short sentences to speaking in sentences of more than five words. Your child, once understandable only to those closest to her, now speaks clearly enough that even strangers understand her words. She talks about experiences, shares personal information and understands positional concepts such as up and down. At this age, it becomes possible to carry on a back-and-forth conversation.
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