At Explorers Adventure School, we recognize each child has their own unique learning style and interests, so our low ratios allow our teachers to get to know each child and incorporate activities into the curriculum that draw each child into the learning environment! It has also been proven that children learn best through play, so our daily schedule and curriculum allow for enough choice in activities and lots of movement to keep their young minds and bodies eager to learn. We designed our program to offer multiple opportunities for each child to grow socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically at their own pace.
Children visit three classrooms each day, themed for different pathways of learning at an advanced level.
This room gets really messy, as we take part in fun experiments, art activities and lots of hands on play with different materials!
This room has an emphasis on literacy, math and pre-engineering. Here you’ll find students constructing mini cities in our large block plan/transportation zone, working on a math activity or hanging out with “Mat Man”- our alphabet superhero.
This room is designed like a small town with a grocery store, kitchen, house and rotating community helper dress up based on the current curriculum. We do a lot of free play in here, really unleashing imaginations, working on social skills and practicing other learning concepts in a fun way!
All children in the Explorers program participate in dedicated indoor gross motor time during each school day. We have two spaces this takes place: an open gym space for relays, yoga, games, parachute, ball sports and other fun cooperative gross motor activities and a preschool gymnastics zone. By incorporating gymnastics into our program, our children are provided another opportunity to develop gross motor skills, fine motor skills, trust and perseverance.
Benefits of Gymnastics for Preschoolers:
FITNESS – Experiencing fun association with fitness activities early in life can create life-long positive fitness habits.
FOCUS – Learning how to concentrate on a task and achieving goals.
BALANCE – Walking beams can transfer later to riding a bike.
STRENGTH – Climbing on bars and ropes develops muscle strength.
FLEXIBILITY – Improved range of motion through stretching and holding body positions.
COORDINATION – Hand-eye coordination improves writing ability while eye-tracking improves reading readiness.
THE SPORT OF ALL SPORTS – Gymnastics prepares kids for ALL sports.
We care a lot about safety in our gymnastics zone. All of our equipment is preschool-sized, even our mini bars and mini foam pit! It’s a great space for our students to have indoor playtime when outdoor time is rained out too! We spend about 30 minutes on our gross motor lesson plans each day; the perfect amount of time to get our wiggles out, work on our coordination and other skills (like handwriting drills, believe it or not!) and then get back in the classroom. For a longer, more focused gymnastics, tumbling or parkour class, join one of our extend-your-day options!