The Jump Start on Development Program is for students ages 3 & 4. In accordance with the Orchard Park School District students must turn 3 years of age by December 1st of the current school year.
Both the Jump Start on Development and Pre-K programs introduce school readiness activities for students through a multi-sensory and intellectual curriculum. Both programs have a natural balance of free play, teacher guided group activity, and our (distinctive) structured theme activity.
Specifically, the Jump Start on Development program is designed to provide our youngest learners with the foundation they will need as they begin their academic journey. The curriculum is a progressive one which meets age appropriate challenges as the children mature and are ready for more involved learning opportunities. Nurturing and experienced teachers engage students in playful, hands-on activities to promote growth and development in the following areas:
Academic: Language arts activities are explored by listening to and creating stories, cooking from recipies, and literature connection activities. Science and math activities are introduced through simple experiments, exploring the seasons, the environment, and oneself, and creating sensory,textual projects.