"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world".
- Nelson Mandela
Smartee Pants Preschool Academy and Daycare uses a theme based curriculum that aligns with the standards in the state of Louisiana. A theme based curriculum means that each subject skill area is connected to a specific theme or topic. The theme could vary from a week long to a month long theme depending on the topic. Each theme features a Math, Literacy, Science, S.S (when applies), and Social- Emotional component. Children of all ages benefit from the connections made across the curriculum. Curriculum and activities are planned by the educational director, Joan Forbes, and scaffolded down to the youngest group on a weekly basis.
Our long term program goals include helping children:
To become creative, independent thinkers;
To feel competent, productive and self- reliant, as well as fostering good self- esteem and a sense of self- worth;
To develop a sense of responsibility for their own mental and physical health;
To understand that they are a part of a diverse, multicultural global community and that their actions influence the quality of that community;
To foster the value that many kinds of intelligence- linguistic, logical/ mathematical, musical, physical, spatial, and personal- are valuable and important to our community; and,
To encourage the development of higher moral reasoning, helping children to develop into adults with an internalized code of ethics and principles
Smartee Pants Preschool Academy and Daycare's daily classroom practice and programming objectives will be designed to support the program's philosophy and the established long- term goals. A program's educational philosophy is supported not only through its curriculum, but also by the teachers, families, and parents involved in the program that provides role models for children. It is critical, then, for parents to choose a program with an educational philosophy that matches and supports their family values and their goals for their child.
We respect and believe in each child as a unique individual with the ability to construct knowledge about themselves, others, and the world around them through active learning.