Monarch's Preschool serves children one year old through pre-Kindergarten. Our Preschool programs are firmly committed to:
- Developing and guiding children to the realization of their God-given potential.
- Providing a well-balanced educational experience that addresses the whole child.
- Emphasizing social and emotional development within a larger context of cognitive, language, creative and spiritual development.
- Integrating a curriculum that encourages each child to become an independent learner.
- Establishing a foundation for future learning through a hands-on, learning-by-doing, play-based approach.
- Incorporating features of the Forest School concept to enhance and expand learning through the experience and appreciation of nature and the outdoors.
The early childhood or preschool years are especially critical in establishing foundations for future growth and development. Monarch’s nurturing and experienced teachers provide a Christian environment that is safe, loving and consistent for young children. A child needs a wide variety of opportunities and experiences to develop as whole person. Our philosophy of education revolves around hands-on learning through play, spontaneous discussions, and enriching activities. We balance these organic explorations with planned group and individual activities that introduce pre-academic skills in preparation for further studies.
Young children construct knowledge based on their real-life experiences; they learn by doing. Children increase their knowledge of the world through repeated interactions with people and materials. We provide children with a developmentally appropriate climate focusing on exploration, discovery and social interaction that varies with the differing needs and abilities of each age group. Our classrooms are designed to encourage children’s active exploration with peers, adults, and their environment.
Our Preschool curriculum includes art, music, language development, literacy, science, early math skills, small and large motor activities, and dramatic play. Our children develop into well-rounded and original thinkers, willing to take risks and able to give and accept constructive guidance.
A typical daily routine includes direct instruction as well as opportunities for children to choose their own activities. Children work individually, in small groups, and as part of a large group. Monarch Learning Academy’s curriculum framework is based on Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences and the Florida Department of Education’s Pre–Kindergarten Education Standards.