We use a variety of curriculum here at The Learning Tree as mentioned in our introduction.
Our infants through Pre-K 4s use the Wee Learn curriculum. This curriculum helps the teacher build a program that allows children to grow and develop as Jesus did – in “wisdom and stature” and in “favor with God and men” (Luke 2:52). A child’s growth is best understood as a process, not an event. Development begins when a child is conceived and continues throughout life. Therefore, this offers a range of activities designed to meet the needs of infants and toddlers at their level of development along with growth continuum. It also offers guidance and activities in each unit to help each develop language, pre-reading, pre-writing, and other foundational shills appropriate to his or her stage of development. Teachers are encouraged to use the activities in this guide to plan activities which will meet the specific needs and interests of each child where they are.
The 4 year Pre-K also uses Handwriting Without Tears curriculum which suits a wide range of children and adapts to their changing needs as they grow. Even though it has much that’s new and different, it still meshes with what good, developmentally-focused teachers have always believed and done with their students. What is unique are the new activities, materials, and songs that develop important skills while still respecting the playful nature of the child. The Pre-k is a joyful time to grow and get ready for school.
We do pull from the A Beka curriculum in our Pre-K 4’s class. The purpose of the curriculum is to help the classroom teacher in a Christian school. It is based upon sound scholarship, common sense, and the Word of God.
“You are worthy, our Lord and God to receive glory and honor, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their beings.”
Revelations 4: 11