Framework For Their Future®
The Legacy Academy Curriculum, Framework for Their Future®, was designed by a team of child development and childcare experts and copyrighted for the exclusive use of Legacy Academy for children. This framework is grounded in current early childhood and recent brain development research. Enroll Today >>
Framework For Their Future®
The Legacy Academy uniquely designed curriculum,
Framework For Their Future ® provides a developmentally appropriate
program that is challenging, stimulating and meets the needs of infants
through school-age children. Interesting themes, combined with learning
objectives called Key Experiences, help our teachers plan learning
experiences in art, music, language, fine and gross motor, emergent math
and literacy, movement and drama. Our curriculum has a strong
literature component. We believe that children become readers by being
read to and that children become writers by having many opportunities to
express their thoughts and feelings through print. Visit our classrooms
and you will see charts, posters, sentence strips, writing centers, and
the children’s own language displayed to support our goal of a
print-rich environment. Books, teacher-made and child-created, are
available throughout Legacy classrooms.
Framework For Their Future ® is also based on the premise that children learn through active learning-direct interaction with materials and interaction with the adults who facilitate children’s learning. Manipulatives, puzzles, games and art materials stimulate "hands-on" learning and concrete learning experiences. We also know that children do not learn skills in isolation. Shapes, colors, numbers, letters and phonemic awareness are woven throughout the day, every day, to give children a strong readiness foundation. When we learn colors, we learn fuchsia and vermillion-children love different and interesting words. When we learn shapes, we go past the circle and square and look for octagons, hexagons and pentagons within the school environment. We are always looking for fun and interesting ways to stimulate children’s learning.
At Legacy Academy we feel we can make a difference in the lives of children and their teachers, and that we are responsible for the "whole" child. Our curriculum includes experiences with real works of art and classical music. We encourage our children to learn about Renoir and Picasso, and to hear and move to the works of the great musical masters. Among those masters, we make sure that Mother Goose has a special place. The imagery, language, and the rhythm and rhyme of nursery rhymes are perfect reading readiness skill builders. A Character Building focus rounds out each monthly plan. Our children are never too young to learn about honesty, patience, or friendship.
Brain Power activities are also incorporated within the daily routine to help all our children, especially infants, make those brain building connections. Activities that Challenge and Activities that Strengthen are designed to individualize our program so that all our children can grow and develop at their own unique learning rates.
The Legacy Academy Program
- Our schools are NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited, or in process of becoming accredited, a unique identifier of a high quality program.
- The Legacy Academy experience empowers the child to be the best they can be while promoting nutrition and health to our early learners.
- Our program encompasses a community connection providing an invaluable service and partnership not seen by most other franchises. These activities contribute to and enhance the healthy development of the family unit and the community as a whole.
- Legacy Academy establishes relationships with and uses the resources of the greater community in order to support the achievement of our program goals.
- We offer cutting edge technology in a unique and custom designed state of the art facility.
- Our Key experiences, known in High Scope as Key Indicators are woven into our balanced curriculum which includes character building activities that are brain considerate. For example; Exploring Objects, Space, Music, Communication and Language, Early Quantity and Number (we have a Math and Science curriculum), Creative Representation, Social Relations (we have a Social Studies curriculum), Sense of Self, Time and Movement
- With a thorough system in place for assessment, we utilize Ages and Stages Questionnaire.
- For parents that need a quality care litmus test, our program assures parents that our standards are research based, approved, referenced and implemented by leading professionals in the field and is a proven indicator for later school success.
- Our curriculum is based on the latest early education research using inquiry based learning opportunities with multi-sensory experiences throughout. Hands on learning that is brain considerate moves toward meta-cognitive awareness and ensures that children become conscious of their thoughts, actions and decisions.
- Legacy Academy implements a carefully designed daily schedule to include a curriculum consistent with its goals for children based on the components of High Scope. That is, the principles are that of children engaged in Active Learning through experiences, materials, events and ideas, rather than through direct teaching or sequenced exercises.
- Our children learn best by pursuing their personal interests and where choices are encouraged regarding materials. Throughout the day, students ask and answer, solve problems and interact with classmates and adults, while engaging in key experiences to foster developmentally important skills and abilities.
- Our curriculum is carefully designed to promote independence, confidence, knowledge and skills to be life ready.
- Our teachers participate as partners in activities rather than as managers in order to emphasize positive interaction strategies. Space and materials have been carefully selected and arranged to support this active learning as well as proper storage of learning equipment to promote participation by the children.
- Interest Areas are organized around specific kinds of play which in tandem with lesson plans promote adult-child interactions where within a strong daily routine, plan, do and review as well as small and large group time are intrinsic to the schedule.
- Our curriculum promotes learning and development in each of the following domains: social, emotional, physical, language and cognitive while focusing on the whole child.