Dreamers Academy in early stage combines curriculums to acquire learning strategies that are best suited to the individual needs of our children. Our curriculum has been tailored to the needs and strengths of our children, taking the best of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum and challenging children at all levels. Dreamers Academy children will be provided with experience that will support them in reaching developmental goals at the appropriate time.
Our aim and vision is simple, exposed our children to a wealth of learning opportunities and experiences within a welcoming, positive and motivating learning environment. We strive and create a friendly, safe, communicative, vibrant and stimulating classrooms where activities and resources are varied and appropriate.
Dreamers Academy meets all EYFS requirements for safeguarding and welfare. Children learn best when they are healthy, safe, and secure, when their individual needs are met, and when they have positive relationships with the adults caring for them.
We recognize and encourage parents’ roles as co-educators and promote an open, informative, and supportive relationship with parents, starting from a parent’s first contact with the school. We ensure regular communication through written and verbal feedback, as well as welcoming parents into the classrooms, whenever possible to immerse themselves in the learning taking place.
Dreamers Academy's Mission is to cultivate the intellectual, spiritual, social, emotional and ethical promise of our children by offering a stimulating and nurturing environment.
Through our play-based education, children learn to expand their knowledge and imagination, hone their relationship skills, develop problem-solving abilities, and acquire the independence and self-confidence that they need to explore the world around them.
Crèche: (6 months to 2 years) Play basic, and See and Touch
The underlying purpose of our Creche program is to provide a stimulating environment for individual learning and brain development, guide children in exploration, provide opportunities for exposure to new materials and experiences and support children in helping them become capable and balanced in their activities.
In nursery, learning is play-based and joyful. Highly qualified teachers and teacher’s assistants in each Nursery section guide our youngest children through their first steps at Dreamers Academy, encouraging play, exploration, pre-academic readiness, and social skills.
Within guided free play, teachers are intentional about the skills they want to nurture in the children and they take every opportunity to observe individual needs so that they can tailor their teaching to suit each child.
In addition to the basic learning requirements, i.e. Math and English our youngest learners take all the lower school “specials”—French, art, music, physical education, and science.
To begin their Language arts journey, they keep journals where they practice “drawing, kid writing”—writing what they hear in order to begin to make connections between words and writing. mathematics is everywhere. The question of the day, for example, may ask students to look at paintings from different cultures and choose which one makes them the happiest. They then talk about which paintings were chosen the most and which the least.
The unit on Social Justice teaches nursery children to ask questions and discussions.
Learning through play remains key for Pre-K students. Equally important, they learn about being a good friend. Imaginative play and learning are linked, and students build early literacy through reading independently and individually with teachers.
Acting out stories and journal writing help students to stretch their early reading skills. Dress-ups, nature walks, singing, and participating in conversations with classmates and teachers encourage students to observe, listen, and synthesize new information.
Special classes in art, music, physical education, science, and Spanish enrich the day. Weekly visits to the Lower School library help foster an early love of books.
In Kindergarten, there is lots of play balanced with a focus on preparing students for first grade and beyond. Students’ early literacy flourishes as they master sound/symbol associations, write in their journals, read stories, and recite poetry. Math fluency develops as students learn to recognize numerals, explore spatial awareness through the use of manipulatives, create addition and subtraction sentences, and investigate the world of measurement. Teachers individualize instruction to meet the needs of each child. For example, children who come to Kindergarten reading are encouraged to grow their skills with a program designed for challenge.Each Kindergarten classroom is staffed with full-time, highly qualified teachers. Students meet regularly with specialists in art, computers, math, music, science, physical education, and library.
Classes are small, allowing teachers to individualize challenging work for their students. The result of this education is that students would have developed the confidence to speak up for themselves, as well as the skills to articulate their thoughts insightfully and effectively.