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COA STAR Curriculum

At COA, we are committed to continuously developing new and innovative programs so that every child has access to the most current and relevant curriculum available. Our primary mission is to add healthy doses of love and understanding as we prepare the young children in our care for higher learning.

While our curriculum is structured, its flexible framework encourages children to make choices, and our teachers support the learning created by those choices. This approach allows children to develop confidence and a sense of security, while experimenting with new ideas.

Through exploration and discovery, each child receives ample opportunity to develop his or her natural curiosity and creativity. With the guidance of caring teachers, these "learning" moments help cultivate lasting understanding and are key to transforming discoveries into a lifelong love of learning and academic success.

Active Learning. The Central Element
Active learning means children have hands-on experiences with people, objects, events and ideas. They make choices according to their interests and teachers support these choices. Knowledge is constructed through interactions with the world and the people around them. Children take the first step by making choices and following through on their plans and decisions.

This carefully designed learning environment strengthens initiative and self-reliance in young people while supporting clearly defined and unique learning areas. Following a daily routine allows children to engage individually or in groups.

By using daily anecdotal record keeping (authentic assessments), teachers have the necessary tools to evaluate each child's growth and prepare activities to engage and empower decision-making thought, and nurture problem-solving abilities.
Our proprietary STAR Curriculum supports a dynamic teaching philosophy following four simple guidelines:
Unique learning areas designed to stimulate.
Structured daily routines allowing children to freely explore.
Anecdotal record keeping allowing children to grow & develop at their own pace.
Empower children to explore and self-manage through positive learning choices.