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Abacus Curriculum

Abacus Curriculum Learning Centers

Abacus believes that educational excellence is achieved through a systematically organized environment where the teacher creates intentional learning opportunities that offer hands on experiences. Children are offered structured learning centers, small and large group activities, and individualized experiences on a daily basis. Through observation and assessment teachers will develop an educational plan based on individual strengths and challenges.

A brief description of our learning centers are listed below: Abacus also offers extra curricular programming throughout the year at each center. Extra-curricular programming requires separate registration, and is separate from our tuition costs.

Check with your Abacus Learning Center to discover what is available for your child.  

 

History and Current Events

History and Current Events:

Children are provided with experiences throughout each week to discuss and explore people, the environment around them, and past and current events. Activities and group discussions focus on characteristics of people, how people affect the environment and the community around us.

 

 
 
Gross Motor Skills

Gross Motor:

Abacus has a large gym that is utilized by each class two times per day. Teachers incorporate structured games and activities during gym time, as well as time for children to lead their own play in the gym. Additionally, children are offered time each day for outside play on our specially designed, age-appropriate playgrounds. In the classroom, teachers also plan opportunities for exercise, dance and movement to rhymes, fingerplays and music. 

  

Fine Motor Skills

Fine Motor:

Opportunities to practice fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination are incorporated into art, language, math, science, discovery and many other areas of classroom learning each day. Children are encouraged to manipulate objects such as writing utensils, puzzles, scissors, peg boards, sorting objects, and many other materials to increase small muscle strength and control. 

 

Mathematics

Mathematics:

Children are offered activities and materials on a developmentally appropriate level to encourage basic math skills and concepts. Teachers will plan opportunities for exploration with sorting objects, designing and following patterns, recognizing shapes, counting, number recognition, graphing, and simple arithmetic. Math concepts are incorporated through specific activities, and as a part of natural exploration with materials throughout the classroom. 

 

Language Development

Language Development:

Language is developed through everyday experiences and conversations with adults and peers. Teachers provide a print rich environment along with materials and activities to foster increased vocabulary, phonological awareness, knowledge of print, letters and words, comprehension, and enjoyment of books and literacy. Activities that stimulate language and literacy development include rhyme play, songs, finger plays, story telling, read alouds, informal conversations, drawing and writing, and exposure to a variety of print and text. 

 

 

Art and Creative Exploration

Art and Creative Exploration:

Teachers provide a variety of materials that encourage children to creatively express their thoughts, feelings, and ideas. Teachers also provide structured and unstructured opportunities for children to explore and create with materials each day. Art and creative exploration experiences help children to develop independence, cooperative skills, listening skills, small muscle control, coordination, spatial awareness, pattern recognition, cause and effect, persistence, increased vocabulary, understanding of symbols, and writing skills.

 

 

Science and Discovery

Science and Discovery:

Children are provided with materials and guidance to explore physical science, life science, and the earth and our environment. Teachers encourage children to explore and manipulate materials, try out new things, ask questions, and seek answers. Science and discovery concepts include exploration of objects and their physical properties, exploration of living things and their life cycles and habitats, making observations and predictions, comparing and classifying objects, measuring objects, using descriptive vocabulary, and applying prior knowledge and experiences to new content.

 

 

Dramatic Play

Music and Movement:

Dramatic play involves role-play, the use of props, make-believe, peer and adult interaction, and verbal communication. Classrooms include dress-up materials, a variety of pretend foods, empty food containers, dishes, kitchen equipment, multi-cultural dolls and doll clothes, housekeeping items, telephones, purses and wallets, writing materials, printed materials, puppets and much more. Dramatic play areas are changed periodically to reflect the interests of the children in the classroom, and the learning concepts for each week. Participation in dramatic play encourages problem solving, respect for materials, cooperative play, resiliency, recognition and understanding of emotions, small muscle control, coordination, writing skills, math skills, the use of symbols, vocabulary and literacy skills, and awareness of people and how they live.

 

 

Music and Movement

Music and Movement:

Dramatic play involves role-play, the use of props, make-believe, peer and adult interaction, and verbal communication. Classrooms include dress-up materials, a variety of pretend foods, empty food containers, dishes, kitchen equipment, multi-cultural dolls and doll clothes, housekeeping items, telephones, purses and wallets, writing materials, printed materials, puppets and much more. Dramatic play areas are changed periodically to reflect the interests of the children in the classroom, and the learning concepts for each week. Participation in dramatic play encourages problem solving, respect for materials, cooperative play, resiliency, recognition and understanding of emotions, small muscle control, coordination, writing skills, math skills, the use of symbols, vocabulary and literacy skills, and awareness of people and how they live.

Abacus also offers extra curricular programming throughout the year at each center.

Extra-curricular programming requires separate registration, and is separate from our tuition costs.

Check with your Abacus Learning Center to discover what is available for your child.

 

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Carmel
317-581-1222
Fort Wayne 260-432-8737
Indianapolis 317-876-3081
Westfield 317-867-3536

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