At Jourdan Academy we strive to provide a safe and developmentally appropriate environment . We teach to the needs of each individual child and provide them with opportunities to learn and grow based on their interests. We foster equal opportunity in learning and education for all children regardless of race, creed, sex, religion, national origin, or physical condition.
Jourdan Academy advocates open communication with families, for they ultimately play the most vital role in their child’s development. As much as we love to care for and guide your children, we believe that families should also be encouraged to be active participants in their children’s education. Parents and teachers share a common priority, providing the best that they possibly can for the child.
The curriculum at Jourdan Academy includes child-initiated and teacher-directed activities and experiences that support and enrich a child's development physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively. Jourdan Academy uses the Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Twos and the Creative Curriculum for Preschool as guides for planning the curriculum in each classroom.
Each classroom has weekly lesson plans. These plans contain a number of activities, designed to foster each child’s development, and the development of the group as a whole. Lesson plans may be changed in order to accommodate the children’s changing interests.
Each classroom is set-up in centers, which include blocks, dramatic play, books, gross motor, fine motor, and art. Self-selection or “free-play” is a daily part of the curriculum and means a child has the opportunity to choose which center or activity he/she participates in. This promotes creative expression and development of important social skills.
Outdoor play is important to a child’s physical development and is included in both the morning and afternoon schedule (weather permitting).
We are now enrolling for our 2018-2019 VPK program. Children must be 4 years old by September 1, 2018. Our program is from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Wrap around care is available. Please call or stop by for more information.