Your Child’s Home-Away-From Home
Nearly a Decade Providing Exceptional Quality Care
Operated; We Give
All The Love Of Home
Mother and daughter team, Patricia and Kallie Norman are joint directors and ever-present to oversee all aspects of the school’s operations. This dynamic duo ensures that every child who walks through their doors -and every family too- gets the love, attention, and care they deserve.
Expertise Stemming From
Experience in Early
With their many years of combined experience in education, the Normans have created a unique blend of teaching philosophies and curricula that allows teachers to focus on a personalized approach for every child.
Connect With The Academy’s Owners
Directly When You Need To
Patricia and Kallie are always available for direct messaging to address your questions and concerns. When they make themselves available to you, you can comfortably rely on their expertise and knowledge that your child is in good hands.
Your Child Grows
Through Art, Outdoor Play,
We include free time outside and art in our curriculum so that your child can solve problems creatively and learn to self-express. Friendships and daily interactions with their peers build your child’s socio-emotional toolkit.
Through these core values
we have an IMPACT on
the world around us!
A Green Certified center means adopting practices that help us care for the environment. Instead of bleach, we use Pure Green 24, a hospital-grade, plant-based disinfectant to keep our school free of dirt and germs. Water is a precious resource, so rain is collected in barrels to water the grass and garden in our yard. Also, a greywater recycling system is in place to process and clean hand-washing water, which will be used again to flush toilets.
Upon entering our Sensory Room, you will notice a large mosaic representing a large tree and nature around it. Small garage doors open up to the outside classroom and garden to let plenty of sunlight and fresh air in. Props, activities, and decorations change in the Sensory Room to match themes studied in the classroom.
The Reggio Emelia concept of 100 Languages speaks to the endless way a child can create. Art is used as a way of thinking, a channel for children to express how they understand the world around them tangibly. Through the process of making art, children develop fine motor and problem-solving skills.
Our Outdoor Classroom is dubbed “Chelsea’s Garden” to honor the late Chelsea Norman, a precious part of our family who passed away after an accident involving a drunk driver. Chelsea was an avid gardener and loved spending time outdoors. Chelsea’s spirit lives on in the garden area, where children can explore their natural surroundings and grow vegetables and herbs,
Conscious Discipline® is a system of behavior management strategies used in the classroom to facilitate socio-emotional learning. Our teachers use Conscious Discipline® to model kindness and compassion in all their interactions with the children.
Generation Mindful® is a system where caregivers and children work together to identify and reflect on feelings to create an awareness of how emotions affect a person. The Generation Mindful philosophy aligns well with our beliefs of teaching by example, teaching through play, and that every moment is an opportunity for learning.
Free play and teacher-led exercises indoors, in our yard, and the outdoor classroom, focuses on gross motor skills, such as running, jumping, spinning, and climbing. Fine motor skills are achieved by creating art, manipulating materials, and playing with loose parts.
We use the Experience Early Learning curriculum by Mother Goose Time. This curriculum applies the latest in child development theory and brain research to lesson plans and materials that cover literacy, math, music and movement, science, art, and socio-emotional learning. This curriculum also allows teachers to observe and assess your child to enhance their learning experience.
The Center For Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin developed a set of mindfulness-based practices, especially for preschoolers, called the Kindness Curriculum. It consists of 24 lessons using books, games, songs, movement, and meditation to promote self-awareness, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, kindness, and compassion in the classroom.