Curriculum & Learning

The Kindle School in the Heights, Inc. implements developmentally appropriate curriculum and learning programs that meet the needs of the whole child – intellectual, physical, social/emotional, and language development. Our Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten curriculums also align with Texas Pre-K Guidelines and foster Kindergarten readiness. All programs support STEAin the Early Childhood classroom and advocate learning through play.

The Kindle School in the Heights, Inc. implements the Frog Street Learning Curriculum throughout all of our school programs. The Frog Street Curriculum is designed to tap into a child’s nature and create a joyful experience from the first moments of the day until it is time to say goodbye. The Frog Street curriculum and program are aimed at one thing: “…igniting the minds of young children by fostering their academic, social, and emotional growth through purposeful lessons and material that intentionally produce a positive outcome.” Their comprehensive, research-based programs integrate instruction across developmental domains and early learning disciplines.

The Kindle School also incorporates ancillary focused-learning curriculums in our Older Two’s (31-36 months), Preschool and Pre-K classrooms:

  • Core Knowledge Language Arts Pre-K (CKLA Pre-K) program is implemented to teach skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. It also builds students’ knowledge and vocabulary in literature, history, geography, and science.
  • Learning Without Tears (LWTears) is an ideal language, writing, spelling, reading, and math program for young children to internalize information through hands-on repetition and practice.
    • LWTears Mat Man – From classroom personality to storybook hero, Mat Man is a favorite among young children. Mat Man introduces and teaches important readiness skills such as:
    • Body awareness
    • Drawing & pre-writing
    • Counting
    • Building
    • Socializing & sharing
    • LWTears: Language & Literacy – The program focuses on building rich vocabulary, while children also learn to identify letter symbols, both capital, and lowercase, by letter names. They learn how these “symbols” work together to form printed words, how printed words relate to spoken language, new words in spoken language, how to respond to simple questions, and how to have discussions and share ideas.
    • LWTears: Numbers & Math – With playful manipulatives, music, and rhymes, the Numbers & Math program teaches counting, comparisons, spatial awareness, patterning, sequencing, matching, sorting, problem-solving, and even geometry skills.

These selected curriculums assist in fostering Kindergarten readiness and future schooling for students.

The Kindle School is also a proud advocate of STEAM in the Early Childhood classroom. A refinement of STEM: STEAM is a way to take the benefits of STEM and complete the package by integrating these principles in and through the arts. STEAM takes STEM to the next level: it allows students to connect their learning in these critical areas together with art elements, design principles, and practices to provide a whole pallet of information at their disposal. STEAM removes limitations and replaces them with wonder, critique, inquiry, and innovation.