From the Director:
Color Me Brilliant Preschool Academy curriculum has been designed to not only meet, but to exceed the Colorado Core Knowledge Â® Sequence and Standards for preschool. Most students from Color Me Brilliant Preschool Academy will enter kindergarten far above the level of their peers and, in my experience, most will also be reading! Early reading skills are emphasised throughout the curriculum. Besides continually teaching letter names and sounds through Zoo PhonicsÂ®, we expose students to Concepts about Print knowledge; letters vs words, parts of the books and, reading for meaning. Through shared reading and guided reading we devolop beginning reading comprehension through predicting, story retells, sequencing of events and connections to the text. The Color Me Brilliant Preschool Academy curriculum maintains high expectations for children while incorporating social development, character development, lots of creativity, love, and fun! Having taught kindergarten for the past 11 years, I saw first-hand the importance that a quality home or center preschool program can make in a childâ€™s life. Not only did I, and my colleagues, observe year after year that our highest, happiest, and most confident kindergarten students were those who usually came from a quality preschool program, but this success that we witnessed was tracked though out their elementary school years. I observed over and over again how important even 1 or 2 days of preschool socialization and skill development is for young children. I am a full believer of giving children as much as you can in their first 5 years. Studies all show that during ages 0-5 years as language is developing, our brains absorb a vast amount of information, so why not expose them to all that we can? Preschool truly does help children to excel in their future years, especially when theyâ€™ve attended a program that allows them to learn, think, explore and play at their instructional and developmental level. The curricular programs that have been chosen for Color Me Brilliant Preschool Academy have been so chosen due to their tried and true effectiveness. The teaching strategies used are engaging for students and are incredibly successful for student learning and retention. Lessons taught, based on the Core KnowledgeÂ® sequence and philosophy, build upon knowledge that has been previously acquired in life or prior lessons. Student individual progress is continually assessed in order to proficiently develop lesson plans which meet each studentâ€™s developmental and academic needs.