ELA’s Creative Curriculum places focus on all aspects of a child’s growth and development. We believe children display a natural interest of the world around them and are searching for stimulating activities.
We recognize that children learn in different ways; some learn from large group settings by observing, while others learn more from small group, hands-on projects. Our integrated approach to observing and evaluating each child allows us to offer to these children more individual projects and to foster development of each student.
Learning starts from the moment children arrive at ELA.
Our program is designed in such a way that each classroom will allow for active exploration and child-initiated activities. Each day, children participate in a wide variety of innovation and play based activities that are age appropriate. We believe that through play, children experience the joy of discovery and learning for themselves. Our teachers provide guidance and support as they work to enhance children’s play within the classroom. Teachers plan a wide range of curriculum-based activities to be explored during the day.
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Please explore the following pages for more detailed information about the different aspects of our program:
At ELA: a brief, one-page overview featuring some of the highlights of our program.
Classroom Description: the underlying ideas behind what we do and why we do it.
Curriculum: our pedagogical practices and a sampling of the materials we use.
Extra-Curricular Activities: we believe that learning involves more than ABC's and 123's, so our program includes
many additional, specialized activities.
Why Choose E.L.A.?
“We started when our daughter was 2.5 years old. From the time we toured the school – we realized this is a very special place. The space is warm, clean, welcoming, and definitely a home away from home for Unna. The program is well prepared and back to school material very clear explained what will be covered during the year. We were happy from the start to transitions of our daughter to a new classroom. We knew we found the right school when at the end of a full day, she is all smiles, excited about what she learned or where they went, and truly does not want to leave.”
- Elea W- Mother, Pre-K