Where Voices are Valued & Compassion Is Cultivated
Bright futures begin with solid foundations. At Ivybrook Academy, we take
a progressive approach to PreSchool that encourages critical thinking,
highlights creativity, and fosters a love for learning. By recognizing
the strengths and needs of each child, we allow their individual uniqueness to shine.
Ivybrook Academy provides an emergent curriculum where both short and long-term,
in-depth investigations and explorations emerge from careful observations
of the children. Topics of study and experiences are designed to reflect
and support the children’s interests and needs. Children are born
with a natural curiosity about the world, and we cultivate that curiosity
through meaningful social interactions with peers and adults. We believe
that children are individuals whose strengths and gifts should be valued
There Is No Limit to What They Can Achieve
Our PreSchool honors and elevates children’s voices through a multi-sensory,
discovery-based approach to early childhood education. We believe that
children’s interests should be respected as they learn to ask questions,
find answers, and share their discoveries. Our educators recognize each
child's individual leaning style and create lesson plans and objectives
tailored to each child. Using the physical environment as a rich resource
for exploration, inquiry, and thought, we provide children with the resources
and encouragement to explore the world around them.
We Take a Different Approach Ivybrook Academy offers a balanced curriculum
that combines a progressive approach to early childhood education that
also draws from the following customized learning approaches:
- Montessori – Incorporates self-direction into the educational experience
to strengthen children’s ability to consider options and make responsible choices.
- Reggio Emilia – A child-led approach to curriculum that uses observations
of each child to create individual learning plans.
- Collaborative Learning – Small group activities to encourage collaboration
- Discovery Program – Focused on creative expression, library studies,
and music and movement.
Our educators create intentional environments that allow children to express
their interests and construct knowledge. Emphasis is placed on a continuous
cycle of learning and reflecting and documented by our teaching staff.