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A Plus Prep School

6509 Independence Parkway
Plano, TX 75023

Phone:
(972) 618-1688

Website:

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A+ Prep School is proud to provide each child with a stimulating learning environment designed to teach questioning and investigation skills along with an extensive, solid educational foundation. A+ provides a play-based, hands-on curriculum for children ages 18 months to 6 years, as well as provide after school and summer camp for school-age children.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

We believe that children are the best taught in a continual stimulating environment. We teach children a curriculum that is designed to enhance their critical and logical thinking skills. We want our children to understand the dynamics of their environment in a way that teaches them to question and investigate the dynamics of a single lesson taught within the classroom. By doing this we are creating a strong, solid educational foundation for future academics.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Chinese & Spanish Language Learning

From the Director:

Play-Based, Hands-On Curriculum Age-Appropriate Learning Objectives

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Each Teacher that we have at our school has experience in Early Childhood Education that gives them the ability to understand each child idividually. Our Teachers understand that every child is different and they must mold themselves around the dynamics of each student within their classroom.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The mission of the A+ Music Academy is to provide outstanding music instruction in a personalized learning environment and to establish a foundation for life-long growth in music while enhancing the quality of our community's musical life."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

Preschool Daily Schedule
7:30am-9:00am Arrival/Free Time activities

9:00am-9:30am Breakfast/Morning Circle Time
Calendar/ Theme of the Week Discussion

9:30am-11:15am Group Rotations Begin
Phonics/ Sight Words/ Reading Comprehension
Art/ Math/ Science-Sensory & Discovery

11:15am-11:45am Large Motor Activities & Exercise

11:45am-12:00pm Spanish / Social Studies

12:00pm-12:30pm Lunch/ Clean Up

12:30pm-1:00pm Quiet Story Time/ Restroom

1:00pm-3:00pm Nap

3:00pm-3:30pm Chinese / Table Play

3:30pm-4:00pm Movement & Music Activities

4:00pm-4:15pm Snack

4:15pm-5:15pm Centers / Art

5:15pm-6:00pm Outside Play/ Inside Free Play

6:00pm-6:30pm Closing Activities

6:30pm All children should be picked up

*Optional Extra Curricular Activities available in the afternoons-Ballet, Gymnastics, Soccer, Piano, Computer, etc.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Family Friendly Practices and Policies

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on