Our Premium Programs provide an enhanced curriculum as subjects are taught through integrated project and individualized, child-focused experiences. The curriculum in each of the programs is presented to the students using quality, research-based inquiry methods. Learning is enhanced through advanced language, phonemic awareness, alphabet knowledge, and science and math projects.
Premium Program teachers are degreed or credentialed in Early Childhood Education and participate in monthly professional development trainings and conferences. Student progress is assessed through ASQ Screenings, Assessment Checklists and COR, PALS, and TEMA testing. All Minnieland premium program curricula meets or exceeds Virginia Foundation Blocks for Early Learning and Virginia Standards of Learning.
Toddlers have a natural desire to explore and discover. Our Toddler Explorer program embraces this concept. Our experienced and credentialed teachers observe and support the children in their care as they investigate materials in the classroom exploration centers. Learning is guided by the emerging interest of the child. Click here to learn more.
Preschoolers have a natural desire to explore and discover. Our Preschool Explorer program embraces this concept. Our experienced and credentialed teachers observe and support the children in their care as they investigate materials in the classroom exploration centers. Learning is guided by the emerging interest of the child. Click here to learn more.
Morning Discovery Preschool is a literacy program for young children that include experiences in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Research shows that children that progress well in literacy are the children that have experiences rich in literature, language and writing. Minnieland’s Literacy program is aligned with Virginia’s Foundation Blocks for Early Learning by the Virginia Department of Education. Click here to learn more.
Our Preschool Readiness Enrichment Program (PREP) is a precursor to Minnieland Academy Junior Kindergarten. The purpose of PREP is to educate children in a consistent manner and recognize that our youngest citizens will be prepared for their future educational experiences when it is delivered in a loving, well-designed context. Click here to learn more.
Minnieland Academy’s Montessori program is designed to assist young children develop the fullness of their individual potential in a warm and nurturing environment. This program allows children to learn at their own pace, ensuring the students become confident learners in an environment where they are unafraid to challenge themselves. This experience lays a strong foundation for the students’ future academic years as they transition into public or private schools. Click here to learn more.
With the support of in-depth learning experiences, degreed teachers and supportive, specially designed environments, children are well prepared for their educational journey. Minnieland’s premier Junior Kindergarten program gives our students what they need to be comfortable, confident and prepared for school. Click here to learn more.
Minnieland Academy's Private Kindergarten Program prepares children academically and socially for a smooth transition into First Grade. Our curriculum includes inquiry and project-based instruction in all subjects with a strong focus in literacy development. This innovative program incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) into a traditional kindergarten classroom. Click here to learn more.