What does a SMLLL day look like?
In our Kindergarten program, we offer academic and social opportunities for our children. We focus on literacy and numeracy during our mind block and social activities for our body block. Outdoor curiosity and play, along with a lunch break splits our day up. Our social program includes, but is not limited to, mindfulness, movement and yoga, dance, creative arts, music and games. Our ideal day at The SMLLL Academy is a combination of thinking, learning, creating, exploring and playing…and just being children.
How will I know my child is thriving?
As a parent, you will just know and see this, it is inevitable. Having conversations with our children everyday about what they are learning and doing is very important. We encourage you to ask and question your child about their daily experiences. We also provide feedback and assessment upon inquiry.
How will my child adjust to this new environment?
Nobody adjusts better than our kids! Children are capable. We understand that each child has different needs and that is why we spend so much time getting to know your child and making sure he/she is comfortable in our environment. We will work with your child to make sure transition is as smooth as possible.
Is food provided?
The SMLLL Academy Kindergarten Program and Preschool Program does not prepare meals. Families are required to bring a lunch and water bottle as they would in a school setting. We provide light snacks. We also celebrate birthdays and special events and parents are more than welcome to bring something in.
Is potty-training a requirement for the Preschool Program?
We strongly recommend that your child is potty-trained.
Will my child be able to transition into the Kindergarten program or another school structure in the future?
The SMLLL Academy focuses on teaching children to be confident, independent and critical thinkers. We foster problem-solving skills and flexibility and are positive that the skills will enable them to handle such a transition well.