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Fulton Academy

1623 Laurence Dr
Rockwall, TX 75032

Phone:
(972) 772-4445

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"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.• Joy in learning
• Ability to learn (all systems are "go")
• Interest in learning (a broad range of subject areas)
• Self-image and sense of confidence
• Ability to socialize and communicate successfully
• Journey toward the acquisition of life skills• Parents are the child's first and most important teachers.
• A child's most important need is to be loved and respected by his/her family.
• Children have their own unique individuality, which needs to be recognized and respected.
• The most critical time for learning is from birth to age six when their brain is “being wired�.
• Children love learning when they feel successful in their learning.
• Children's ability to learn can be enhanced with the proper developmental steps.
• Children have a natural desire to learn, explore and discover.
• Children's learning must be time appropriate, including stopping instruction before mentally, physically or psychologically fatigued.
• Children need good basic neurological organization in order to succeed in learning.
• Physical coordination reflects mental coordination; i.e., a well-coordinated body facilitates the ability to learn.
• 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.
• 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.
• Science is a natural and high interest format for introducing children to the world while fostering skill development.
• In order to generate a love of learning, the child's early learning experiences must be….
· Fun
· Creative
· Stimulating
· Ability appropriate
· Supported
· Fulfilling
· Generate feelings of success
• Our desire is to be a gateway into the world and to teach each child so that he/she:
· Builds a positive self-image and sense of confidence
· Develops thinking and problem-solving skills
· Acquires practical life skills
· Learns positive social and interactive skills
· Respects the similarities and differences between children"
Excerpted from the preschool's website