Community Preschool


A community preschool incorporates the entire school as the children's classroom.   Children are not assigned to specific classrooms or teachers; they have the freedom to explore the school as their own classroom.


 By creating a community preschool, we create an environment in which students feel  valued as individuals, as well as connected to one another.  They will grow a confidence in their need to belong, be competent, experience independence, and take ownership in the school as a whole.

 Our school strives to build honor, and have a sense of place and memory throughout our traditions, and base our decisions on shared goals and directions.  Our academy is a community of teachers, students, and families.

 Our community helps students grow, learn, and collaborate through their self expectations, challenges, and goals. Everyone in our community preschool will benefit when it is learned, that as a community each person has concern for the rest of its members. 

Mission


Miss Kelly’s Academy is dedicated to providing children with an exploratory learning environment
that enriches their experience through a  reggio inspired philosophy.  Within this philosophy, we create a theme-based preschool around the children’s interest. Children’s choices and interest are part of our curriculum, and lead us onto our next theme.    We believe that all children learn through play and experience, and give all children the opportunities they need to feel successful and confident in a school setting at an early age.

We provide a learning approach that engages children in their play. Our school focuses on themes aimed at the children's interest while connecting their learning abilities to our unique and developmentally appropriate learning centers. Reggio Emilia teaches us that children “have a hundred languages”.  Because of this, our academy tries to unite and develop these languages; innovation, fantasy, art, singing, music, dance, independence, science, construction, creative expression, the natural world,  communication….These languages are used to help children build knowledge and understand the world around them.



Philosophy 


Miss Kelly's Academy focuses on the whole child and helps them achieve goals through individual encouragement, self-motivators, social and emotional competence, and positive reinforcement. We don’t lock our view on the children or their learning process as the world and its people are always changing.  We believe that children have an enormous potential and curiousity, and we encourage their self theories and explanations. 

Miss Kelly's Academy