Oak Grove gives my children the opportunity to learn through play
At Curriculum Night, parents learned about various psychologists and studies that support the curriculum used at Oak Grove Academy. I think it’s so important to use research based ideas when working with young children. They are so impressionable at this age so best practices will go a long way. I also found the Curriculum Night useful because it gave parents an opportunity to see what concepts and objectives students are learning at Oak Grove on a regular basis.
I love that Oak Grove gives my children the opportunity to learn through play. The children are given time to explore different concepts during center time, such as building blocks or playing with dolls. While this may seem just like play to adults, my kids are learning things that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives, such as spatial sense and social emotional skills. My kids are also more confident by being given choices and independent time while playing.
I was very excited when parents were asked to bring in containers for the kids to play with. I know this has led to so much exploration from the kids.
I also like that the students are given a lot of time outside. Much of this time is spent playing independently where the children are exploring nature, developing their motor skills, and practicing how to respond in social situations. Sometimes the teachers also talk to the students about what they see in nature and have even incorporated this into art activities.