"Fulton Academy is a coeducational, accredited, diverse, preparatory school that provides a challenging educational program emphasizing the total development of each student by meeting the needs of each child's learning style and fostering a love of learning and a genuine respect for others.â€¢ Joy in learning
â€¢ Ability to learn (all systems are "go")
â€¢ Interest in learning (a broad range of subject areas)
â€¢ Self-image and sense of confidence
â€¢ Ability to socialize and communicate successfully
â€¢ Journey toward the acquisition of life skillsâ€¢ Parents are the child's first and most important teachers.
â€¢ A child's most important need is to be loved and respected by his/her family.
â€¢ Children have their own unique individuality, which needs to be recognized and respected.
â€¢ The most critical time for learning is from birth to age six when their brain is â€œbeing wiredâ€?.
â€¢ Children love learning when they feel successful in their learning.
â€¢ Children's ability to learn can be enhanced with the proper developmental steps.
â€¢ Children have a natural desire to learn, explore and discover.
â€¢ Children's learning must be time appropriate, including stopping instruction before mentally, physically or psychologically fatigued.
â€¢ Children need good basic neurological organization in order to succeed in learning.
â€¢ Physical coordination reflects mental coordination; i.e., a well-coordinated body facilitates the ability to learn.
â€¢ By becoming knowledgeable in the neurological and developmental aspects of growth, one can recognize, understand and provide appropriate stimulation to support the child's total development.
â€¢ An effective learning environment for young children is multi-sensory and interdisciplinary, so that the learning is related to and becomes a part of life.
â€¢ Science is a natural and high interest format for introducing children to the world while fostering skill development.
â€¢ In order to generate a love of learning, the child's early learning experiences must beâ€¦.
Â· Ability appropriate
Â· Generate feelings of success
â€¢ Our desire is to be a gateway into the world and to teach each child so that he/she:
Â· Builds a positive self-image and sense of confidence
Â· Develops thinking and problem-solving skills
Â· Acquires practical life skills
Â· Learns positive social and interactive skills
Â· Respects the similarities and differences between children"
Excerpted from the preschool's website