Zion Christian Academy's Christian Childcare Programs provide a strong foundation for your child to build their confidence through their own unique learning experiences. Our goal is to instill a strong Academic and Biblical foundation to prepare your child for success. ZCA believes that every child is unique and learns differently, therefore; we believe in utilizing quality curriculum to fulfill your child’s educational needs.
Infant & Toddler Curriculum:
Developmental milestones are key in the learning process for Infants. Zion Christian Academy applies the Frogstreet Infant Curriculum which is designed around the latest early brain research and includes 264 domain-based activity cards specifically designed for little one’s ages 0-18 months. Each domain includes activities for four age ranges: · 0-3 months · 3-6 months · 6-12 months, and 12-18 months. The program is designed to equip children to foster essential growth and build a strong learning foundation. Teachers lovingly approach their lesson plans with each child in mind, and allows them to explore the world that God created.
The most fertile time in life for developing language is between birth and age three (3). The Frog Street Curriculum helps build a language-rich environment with a library of colorful board books and high-interest photo cards. Social and Emotional Development is one of the most important aspects of learning here at Zion Christian Academy. Frog Street curriculum helps little ones develop a foundation of important life skills by:
- developing trust
- forming healthy attachments
- developing impulse control
- enhancing social interactions
Preschool & Pre-K Curriculum:
Zion Christian Academy believes in individualized, supportive, and effective learning and The Creative Curriculum enforces those beliefs. The philosophy of The Creative Curriculum® is that young children learn best by doing. The Creative Curriculum® is built on theories of development in young children, that all children learn through active exploration of their environment and therefore the environment plays a critical role in learning. The goal of the Creative Curriculum is to help children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive and enthusiastic learners by actively exploring their environment.
The curriculum identifies goals in all areas of development: Social/Emotional, Cognitive, Physical and Language. The planned activities for the children, the organization of the environment, the selection of toys and materials, planning the daily schedule and interacting with the children, are all designed to accomplish the goals and objectives of the curriculum and give your child a successful year in school. The Creative Curriculum shows teachers how to integrate learning in literacy, math, science, social studies, the arts, and technology throughout the day. It also gives the teacher a wide range of teaching strategies-- from child-initiated learning to teacher-directed approaches-- to best respond to children's learning styles, strengths, and interests.
Parents receive a Daily Activity Sheet reflecting every area of learning and for every age group. Parent Teacher conferences are scheduled for each academic year, and children have fun filled themed Summer Camp for the months of June & July.