At Munchkin Academy, we use our own theme-based curriculum, which follows the Kansas Early Learning Standards, and was previously sold and used across the country, while integrating the accredited curriculum that is currently used in local school districts for social-emotional development (Second Step).
All activities are designed to adequately nurture the emotional and intellectual growth of our kids. Through stimulating activities and hands-on learning opportunities, young children are free to develop into bright young minds. While academics are important, it is proven through years of research that children at this age learn best through play. Because of this, we keep direct instruction short each day (during circle time and small groups), leaving the rest of the day to developmentally appropriate centers and structured play! Activities in centers are switched weekly to accommodate the current week's theme. At Munchkin Academy we have the following centers:
Science & Math
While half of the session is spent moving freely between centers, the rest of the time is spent in circle time, arts and crafts, music and movement, gross motor group, small groups for social-emotional development and literacy, as well as recess, yoga, and snack time!