About Handprints Academy
At Handprints Academy we provide our students with opportunities for hands on learning. We believe the more a child explores the more they learn and develop a love of learning. Within our curriculum we strive to incorporate and teach children moral values, social, emotional and self-help skills throught daily activities.
Handprints Academy teaches "Life Skills" such as:
Working together to achieve a common goal.
Sharing and building upon each other's ideas.
Guiding and leading others
Communicate in a variety of ways to teach others and share ideas.
Creating / Brainstorming new ideas.
Prediction, experimentation, and thinking skills to answer.
We are dedicated to providing environments and experiences that promote healthy physical, social, emotional and cognitive development for children of all ages.
We believe children’s early experiences should be planned based on the best available knowledge of how children learn and grow.
Learning requires active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work and to learn about the world we live in.
We primarily teach the hands-on active learning with real and like-real objects. The most important goal is to help the children become enthusiastic learners. This means encouraging children to be active and creative explorers who are not afraid to try out their ideas and to think their own thoughts. Our goal is to help children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive learners. We’re teaching them how to learn, not just now, but all through their lives. We’re allowing them to learn at their own pace and in the ways that are best for them. We’re giving them good habits and attitudes, particularly a positive sense of themselves, which will make a difference throughout their lives.
Our curriculum identifies goals in all areas of development:
To help children feel comfortable in school, trust their environment, make friends and feel part of the group while exploring and celebrating their individuality, culture and uniqueness.
To help children experience pride and self-confidence, develop independence and self control and have a positive attitude toward life.
To help children become confident learners by letting them try out new ideas and experience success and by letting them acquire learning skills such as the ability to solve problems, ask questions and use words to describe their ideas, observations and feelings.
To help children increase their large and small muscle skills and feel confident about what their bodies can do. The activities we plan for children, the way we organize the environment, select toys and materials, plan the daily schedule and talk with children, are all designed to accomplish the goals of our curriculum.
Different themes will be introduced along with all the components of developmentally appropriate skills. The teachers will introduce, discuss and connect all processes of learning. Meanwhile the children will have the opportunity to practice these skills.
Do you have an Elementary child and need a Spring & Summer Camp Program?
We promote children’s creative work and display it at the child’s viewpoint.
The teacher’s job is to encourage the child and guide them to develop the necessary skills for each activity.
Camps are available!
Students Ages 6-12 years
Each week the students will attend 2 educational and fun field trips.
Spanish Immersion Classrooms!
The primary objective of an Early Childhood Spanish Immersion Language Program is to implement cultural and linguistic education which is a developmentally appropriate, where children develop their first language and learn a second language through a rigorous academic program. Together, native English speakers and Spanish speakers engage in rich educational experiences to achieve Bilingual Literacy and Language Proficiency.
Our Early Childhood Spanish Immersion Language Program offers unique opportunities for participating students to:
Develop two languages
Form a positive self-image
Augment a better understanding and respect for other cultures, and to engage in a dynamic and challenging academic curriculum.