The Audubon School provides enrichment programs in addition to the daily lesson plans and Curriculum. These programs are completely voluntary. These programs are included in the weekly tuition paid to the center. See below for a comprehensive list of The Audubon School Enrichment Programs
We are implementing a reading program that will allow your children to develop a passion for independent and family reading. Our children will soon be offered Spanish daily with the goal of elementary familiarity and fluency by the completion of our program.
Our new technology library will provide an engaging hand on experience with the latest technology along with curriculum that is coupled with creative enrichment programs that will prepare our students for kindergarten success.
We are also very excited about our new Master Chefs In-Training Program which utilizes
cooking to promote development and learning. Cooking is not only a fun, engaging activity for children, but one that has been used for years as an important teaching and development tool for all ages.
MON & WED
10:30 am -Creative Arts
3:00 pm - Master Chef In-Training
10:15 Am - Creative Dance
EVERY OTHER FRIDAY
4:00 pm - Tinker Lab
TBD - Junior Master Gardener
MOVEMENT & MUSIC
MASTER CHEF IN-TRAININg
JUNIOR MASTER GARDENER PROGRAM
Focused foreign language exposure will lend to the fluency of our children in the Spanish language. This enrichment in addition to the immersion of our preschoolers afford our children the knowledge of basic Spanish upon graduation from our program.
This program involves each child’s exposure to art and art history. We expose our children to various genre of art expression and use of a variety of medium.
Master Chef In-Training
Our Master Chef program inspires children’s curiosity, thinking, and problem solving, offering new opportunities to make predictions and observations. Additionally, cooking offers authentic opportunities for our students to understand and apply their knowledge of measuring, one-to-one correspondence, numbers, and counting. As they follow a recipe, our students organize ingredients, follow a sequence, and carry out multiple directions.
Chopping, squeezing, spreading, and mixing are all cooking skills that help develop a child’s small muscle control and eye-hand coordination. It’s impossible to separate hands-on cooking activities from physical development for young children.
With its own vocabulary, cooking is a great opportunity for language development. Take advantage of opportunities for children to match pictures to words and articulate questions inspired by their new experiences.
Master Chef Program provides hands-on cooking activities that help our students develop pride and confidence in their skills and abilities. The act of following a recipe encourages self-direction and independence, while also teaching children to follow directions and use thinking skills to problem solve.
At The Audubon School we firmly believe in integrating technology into our students daily
activities and curriculum.
Our library has the following cutting edge technology:
(-) Touch screen computers which are integrated into daily activities and curriculum
(-) iPad's loaded with digital and audio books, as well as specific applications that support the
weekly activities and curriculum themes
(-) Projectors to stream audio/video content to support curriculum
(-) Listening Center Playing the Audio Book of the week to supplement the weekly curriculum.
We will also have dedicated space in our literacy lounge for local authors whose children's book reflects Arkansas culture
We will implement a reading program that allows our students to develop a passion for independent and family reading.
The lounge has a strong focus on emergent literacy, paired with age-appropriate books and magazines throughout the year. Each book will be hand-selected based on the illustrations, the vocabulary that is introduced, its focus on the current theme and its unique ability to engage the children
Our students will enjoy our spacious book nook, which will allow them to relax and read the Top
10 children's book on the NY Times Best Sellers List. Each month we will select the top 10 children's books from the New York Times Best Sellers list to place in our technology library in both physical and digital format.
Local Authors Corner- in an effort to highlight the importance of supporting local, we will be supplementing our children’s reading with children’s books from local authors. Each month we will add to this collection and highlight the author in our monthly newsletter.
Drama & Music Mobile Studio
Drama and music have always been used as a tool to enhance learning, build self-esteem, reduce stress, and support personal expression. Our mobile drama and music studio will enable our children to access the full benefits of acting and music as it relates to child development. It is essential that we provide our children with the developmental benefits and unique learning opportunities that come from exposure to the various types and forms of music and personal expression.
Drama & Music Moblie Studio
Drama & Music Moblie Studio
Participants in the Creative Dance Program will receive training in dance technique, which develops flexibility, coordination, strength, physical awareness, and body control. Students will learn through movement the basics of rhythm, participate in problem solving, create innovative compositions, and develop excellent performance skills.
KCK's Creative Dance program introduces children to ballet, tap, and hip-hop techniques, while allowing them to express themselves through creative movement.
This program is offered to our students ages 3-4, with the the primary goal of fostering a love of movement. The creative component is quite large. Several fun or special activities happen in each class. For example, a scarf dance or a bean bag balance game can facilitate the dancer’s own physical expression. Taking part in dancing out a narrative helps children to understand that dancing is expression. It is a means of communicating feelings and actions. Children will also be exposed to vocabulary that will be elaborated as they continue throughout the Pre-K program. The class meets for 30 mins weekly and is taught by our resident Dance instructor who has been a dance for over 12 year and dance instructor for over 4years.
Junior Master Gardener Program
The Junior Master Gardener program centers around the construction of an on-site vegetable garden, which becomes an outdoor classroom where the children build, dig, plant, water, rake, and yes, play.
The program combines daily lessons with garden work to teach children about healthy eating, the origins of food, environmental stewardship, and academic studies. Subjects range from math and science to social studies, history, literature, physical activity, and nutrition.Every center's needs and physical environment are different.
The program's goals are to increase children's nutritional and environmental awareness, increase their real-life and self-help skills, and increase their academic readiness for kindergarten.
Kids are natural tinkerers. They experiment, explore, test, and play, and they learn a great deal about problem-solving through questions and hands-on experiments. They don't see lines between disciplines; rather, they notice interesting materials and ideas that are worth exploring.
Our program focusing on playful experiments that encourage tinkering, curiosity, and creative. For student 2 years and up, Tinker Lab gives them hands-on activities that explore art, science, and more.
Our "Mad Scientist" program is designed to capture the imagination and interest of our young students and to inspire them.
We make it our mission to spark imaginative learning! Mad Scientist delivers exciting hands-on and interactive programs that bring the wonders of science to our preschool students, aged 3 to 5.