Our Programs

Arise Academy believes in a structured curriculum for your child. A strong educational foundation is vital to your child’s long-term success. Getting routines and structure in their early years establishes the ability for a child to be self-driven and focused learners.

Infants 6 Weeks – 24 Months

Since the infant room is usually the parent’s first experience with childcare, we strive to be a comforting presence in parent’s lives. We strive to help the babies reach their developmental milestones, including rolling, sitting, crawling, standing, and eventually, walking. The classroom provides a warm, nurturing environment where each baby is special and babies are encouraged to explore and develop new skills at their own pace. Equipment and toys are safe and age appropriate. The room arrangements satisfy individual needs by allowing space for eating, sleeping, and playing. The infant room schedule allows flexibility to meet each child’s needs as well as leaving room for some planned activities. It also facilitates the infant’s curiosity and promotes self-learning, which aids mastery of the skills necessary for problem resolution.

6 Weeks – 12 Months Activities Include:

  • A lot of floor time to work on motor development
  • Work on fine and gross motor skills through play and feeding
  • Older infants learn to drink out of cups
  • Older infants work on self-feeding
  • Sensory development

13 – 18 Months Activities Include:

  • Work on Sign language vocabulary daily
  • Become familiar with shapes and colors
  • Finger painting
  • Learn body parts: head, shoulders, knees and toes
  • work on sensory with projects: Ex: play with ice, color with whip cream etc.

12-24 Months Activities Include:

  • Learn to be familiar with their letters and shapes
  • Work on a letter each day with a corresponding art project
  • Count to 10
  • Work on new sign language words weekly
  • Work on fine motor skills with planned activities

Two and Three’s

Two and three year-olds learn through repetition and through small and large group play settings. Not only is your child learning to do activities on their own at this age, but they learn social skills as well. Caregivers spend a good deal of time teaching the children to vocalize their needs and wants. At the age of three, children start communicating more intensely. Along with a Creative Curriculum, three year-olds also start Character Education.

2 Year Old Activities Include:

  • Coloring, painting, gluing, working puzzles and building with blocks, to help your child refine fine motor skills
  • Recognizing and sound out letters of the alphabet
  • Recognize each shape and color in English and Spanish
  • Daily weather recognition
  • Days of the week
  • Months of the year
  • Count to 20 in English and to 10 in Spanish
  • Work on time management

3 Year Old Activities Include:

  • Recognize and sound out each letter of the alphabet
  • Use new sounds and words;
  • Connect letters with sounds;
  • Use letters representing sounds as they practice writing letters;
  • Recognize shapes and colors in both English and Spanish
  • Work on a letter each day with a corresponding art project
  • Give a daily weather report
  • Learn their days of the week, months of the year and seasons/ holidays
  • Count to 50
  • Phonetic awareness is promoted through books, songs and activities.
  • Teachers model correct grammar and sentence structure.
  • Begin adding and subtracting
  • Begin writing letter, numbers, first and last names
  • Toys, games and writing materials help develop finer muscles and motor skills
  • Encourage manners and positive attitudes.

Four and Five Year Olds

Our program features a daily routine of themes that children learn about throughout the school year. Our program includes 540 instructional hours approved by the Early Learning Coalition, with an overriding goal to prepare students for Kindergarten.

  • Letter writing
  • Recognition of classmate name
  • Storytelling
  • Story development anticipation
  • Print concepts
  • Letter writing and early spelling through phonics
  • Writing
  • Other literacy opportunities within classroom learning centers
  • Recognize sight words
  • Begin to sound out words
  • Use letters representing sounds as they practice writing words
  • Follow multi-step directions
  • Basic math skills: start adding and subtracting
  • Count to 100
  • History: learn our presidents and presidential facts.
  • Students’ creativity and imaginative expression develop, as they continue with art, dramatic play and role-playing.
  • Encourage manners and positive attitudes.