Ensuring Your Child’s Social & Educational Development
Davis Preparatory Academy‘s highly qualified teachers and staff have made a pledge to deliver the highest level of education to all students. We pledge to maintain a safe, healthy, and clean learning environment for our students. We pledge to service our students by meeting their needs educationally as well as socially and stimulate their emotional growth. We pledge to maintain a teacher-to-student ratio, which will ensure learning growth and development daily.
We pledge to continue our educational growth by attending professional developments and educational courses to better meet the needs of our students. Davis Preparatory Academy is approved and licensed by The State of Michigan Child Care Licensing.
We pledge to make Davis Preparatory Academy the best Child Care on planet earth!
Davis Preparatory Academy recognizes that the potential for learning is enormous for our youngest learners. Therefore our mission is to offer appropriate high-quality instruction, foster self-esteem and socialization while strengthening home-school interaction, and providing a safe and nurturing environment that will prepare and empower students to become productive, responsible lifelong learners who will impact the lives of others.
Our vision is to develop and help our students to become outstanding in current and future aspirations. Our Academy will provide a diverse curriculum that encompasses reading, math, science, technology, foreign language, phonemic awareness, and social studies. It is our mission to educate “The Whole Child” and “Give Back to The Community”. We will enhance each child’s spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth. Train up a child… Proverbs 22:6
DAVIS PREPARATORY ACADEMY OFFERS A CURRICULUM THAT INCLUDES BOTH EDUCATIONAL AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES.
DPA’S CURRICULUM STATEMENT
Davis Preparatory Academy has a philosophy based on the interaction of the child and their unique experiences, guided and supported by staff, to ensure the fulfillment of each child’s individual potential. We are committed to recognizing and adapting to each child’s individual differences and learning styles. This is accomplished through the use of a productive, developmentally appropriate play-based curriculum. The curriculum is implemented through the use of hands-on activities, which are child-centered and facilitated by the teaching staff.
Davis Preparatory Academy utilizes the High Scope Preschool Curriculum. The staff has received training in the curriculum as well as ongoing training and various site visits to continue the Michigan Early Learning Expectations. The High Scope Curriculum also aligns with eight content areas, which are based on the dimensions of school readiness identified by the National Education Goals Panel.
High Scope’s curriculum content areas are:
While learning in these content areas prepares children for later schooling, High Scope takes the learning beyond traditional academic subjects by applying methods that promote independence, curiosity, decision making, cooperation, persistence, creativity, and problem-solving in young children.
KEY DEVELOPMENTAL INDICATORS (KDIS)
In High Scope Preschool Curriculum, learning in these eight areas is guided by 58 key developmental indicators (KDIs) that meet all state standards. Each KDI is linked to one of the dimensions of school readiness, and each is a statement that identifies an observable child behavior reflecting knowledge and skills in those areas.
The High Scope Preschool Curriculum integrates social-emotional learning content with other academic areas and allows children daily opportunities to practice skills such as emotional self-regulation and problem-solving. Teachers further support social development by helping children learn how to resolve interpersonal conflicts. Children's interests and choices are at the heart of High Scope programs. By making plans and following through on their intentions, children are taking the first step in the learning process and constructing their own knowledge through interactions with the world around them.