to the Academy of Creative Thinking Inc. I would like to thank you for visiting our website and for considering the Academy as your preschool of choice.
Children are born learners. They have an innate desire to hear, smell, touch, taste, and see things. They are naturally curious and like to create things. In our age of uncertainty, there are few places that provide a strong sense of community and care for the children. At the Academy of Creative Thinking students, faculty, and parents will find just such a place. We invite you to experience such a place as you come to know the Academy of Creative Thinking through the process of applying for admission
I know that placing your child in a preschool is one of the most important decisions you will make. The atmosphere of the classroom, the attitudes of the teacher, and the aptitudes of the students all play a part in fostering creativity(Sawyers, Moran, and Tegano 1991). We at the Academy believe that by providing the proper environment we can encourage your child creativity and that through our guidance, enhance their creativity skills in the classroom.
Miller and Almond in their report titled Why Children Need to Play in School write that Young children work hard at play. They know what they want to do and work diligently to do it. Because their motivation comes from within, they learn the powerful lesson of pursuing their own ideas to a successful conclusion. At the Academy of Creative Thinking Inc. we aim to stimulate the creativity that lies within your child.
I am excited to have your child become part of our family. Your participation as a partner with us in your childs early learning experience is critical to his/her growth. We not only see creativity in music, art, and poetry but also in the wonders of reading, science, social studies, math, and more.
I, along with the teachers and staff,look forward to serving you and your child. Please know that we always welcome questions, comments, and communication. You are welcome to visit the Academy at any time during school hours.
Our program curriculum utilizes the Seven (7) Domains of Learning which address the physical, social, emotional, and academic needs of children.
Personal and Social Developments
Language and Literacy
Physical Developmental and Health
At the Academy of Creative Thinking we prepare students by developing their inherent ability to the fullest extent in an environment that fosters academic excellence, creativity and character development. Our faculty members perform at the highest professional standards, are treated with respect, and continue to develop as life-long learners. We service our community by striving for excellence in integrity, quality and customer service.
The vision of the Academy of Creative Thinking Inc. is to work in partnership with families and the community to develop the physical, social, emotional, and academic needs of our children. Guided by our belief in a caring, supportive, multicultural environment, our teachers will provide the children with a broad range of educational opportunities to prepare them for success in school.
Children learn best as active participants in co-operative, play-based experiences.
Children learn best with a developmentally appropriate curriculum, child-centered teaching practices and strong support services.
Children learn best when their self-esteem is enhanced, they are encouraged to share diverse points of views and make choices.
Parents/caregivers are the child's primary teacher and share equally with the Academy in the child's education.
Children learn best in a setting that reflects the diversity of the community.
Clear communication between teachers, staff members and parents help to enhance the child's education.
Preschool experiences teach the child and family to become responsible partners in their community.
At the Academy of Creative Thinking "Every child is a unique person, with their own interests, learning style, growth timetable, and culture. When given the time, space, and opportunity to interact in a meaningful environment, a child can construct new ideas and link them to existing knowledge."
We know that each and every child learns differently. We also know that children learn by applying new knowledge and experiences to their existing knowledge. Our philosophy is to act as facilitators in a child's effort to learn and grow by allowing and sharing with them the time, resources, and experiences needed to construct knowledge.
Learning Environment - The learning environment will be challenging, developing each child's intellect to their greatest potential.
Security - Children will feel safe, secure, and accepted.
Self-Esteem and Development - Children will develop their self-worth and will be supported in terms of both their actual development and their potential.
Knowledge - Children will gain constructive knowledge through repeated experiences involving people and materials.
Responsibility - Children will develop responsibility for their immediate and personal environment.
Interest - The content of the curriculum will be relevant, engaging and meaningful to the children and be developed by both the teacher and the children.
Ability - Curriculum objectives will respect each child's individuality, and be realistic and attainable according to each child's intellectual, emotional and physical abilities.
Emotion - Children will develop and expand their ability to express, represent, and understand thoughts, feelings and experiences of self and others.
Critical Thinking - Children will develop and expand their ability to make decisions and solve problems.
Assessment -Children will be evaluated as they "authentically" engage in concrete, meaningful tasks that parallel the curriculum.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.Albert Einstein
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.Oscar Wilde
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.Nelson Mandela