We have taken two major new concepts in education and adapted them to fit our curriculum. One is focused on behavior management and one on learning.
Conscious Discipline is a collection of skills taught to children to help decrease the incidences of power struggles, aggression, yelling, and behaviors related to frustration. By teaching a child how to self-regulate their behaviors, classroom management is easier for the teachers and all of the students.
The skills are taught in the classroom and implemented in times of conflict. Based on problem-solving, the seven principles of Conscious Discipline are:
These skills can also be empowering at home, within a family.
The Reggio Emilia Approach
Small World Pre-School has based its curriculum on the Italian Reggio Emilia approach to learning. The basic principle is that young children are curious. Instead of teaching lessons that require memorization, the classes are flexible and enhance and encourage ongoing learning and curiosity.
Additional Program Information
For our Infants & Toddlers, Pre-School, Pre-Kindergarten, and ABC students, we provide breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. School Age children may receive breakfast and an afternoon snack. Bus transportation is provided for before- and after-school care. Our Arkansas Better Chance, or ABC program, provides children with risk factors with the educational and caring environment they deserve.