We currently utilize our proprietary curriculum- Alpha Core which is research based and aligns with the GELDS.
Alpha Core Curriculum surrounds these areas of development- cognitive, social, language, fine and gross motor skills. It was developed on the framework and research of Piaget, Maslow, Erikson, Smilansky, Vygotsky, and Gardner, prominent psychologists. Alpha Core Curriculum incorporates the following components in its curriculum, and each is important for the development of the child. In fact, the US Department of Education stated that, children who entered Kindergarten with a firm foundation in reading will be more apt to learn than those who didn’t receive such a foundation. (www.ed.gov)
- How Children Develop & Learn.
- The Learning Environment.
- What Children Learn.
- The Teacher’s Role.
- The Family’s Role.
GELDS - Georgia Early Learning Development Standards
We ensure that we cater to the various learning styles, individual needs of our students as well as their interest and that is why the GELDS informs our interaction with the children. The GELDS is underpinned by five Learning Domains; approaches to play and learning, physical development and motor skills, communication, language and literacy, social and emotional development and cognitive development. Alpha Preparatory Academy adheres to these standards thus ensuring that our children are developmentally ready.