Laying A Strong Foundation For School

Where Your Child Will Feel Secure, Supported, And Loved

More Personal Attention With Two Teachers To Every Classroom

Your child will develop all-important socio-emotional skills and self-help skills at this age. Fostering the practice of these skills depends mainly on personal attention, making the time for crucial teachable moments, and building on what they have learned and already understand. Seamlessly blending continuous regular learning opportunities takes time, patience, and one-on-one attention. We maintain a lower than average child to teacher ratio to give your child this personal attention every day. Co-teaching: two teachers to every classroom sets your child up for greater success in school and life. Your child has the advantage of additional time being lovingly watched over and guided by not one, but two trusted teachers who are experts in their field.

Conscious Discipline: A Comprehensive Socio-Emotional Program

The socio-emotional curriculum, Conscious Discipline, developed by Dr. Becky Bailey, is research-based and hinges on developmentally appropriate practices. Conscious Discipline techniques teach safety, connection, and problem-solving. Using this program, your child will learn how to recognize and manage their emotions, as well as the essential life skills of kindness and empathy. Children learn classroom responsibility through age-appropriate classroom jobs in this comprehensive social-emotional classroom management program.

Daily Schedule includes:

  • Fine Motor Practice
  • Outdoor Play
  • Snack
  • Circle Time
  • Centers and Art
  • Music and Movement
  • Story Time

The Hands-On, Thematic-Based Pinnacle Curriculum™

Pinnacle Early Childhood Curriculum™, based on the works of Piaget, Gardner, and Erikson, provides hands-on, center-based activities designed to develop emerging skills. This curriculum was written by early childhood experts and provides a thorough research-based early education. This curriculum is designed to complement the teachers’ knowledge of early childhood development. Fun, manipulative, and interactive activities are central to your child’s learning through the Pinnacle Curriculum. Children develop a passionate love for learning while they grow, play, and have fun.

Weekly Themes And Personalized Lesson Plans

Pinnacle Curriculum follows weekly themes and a daily activity format that matches the ever-changing needs of each rapidly developing child. Each child benefits from personalized lesson plans that are specific to their educational and emotional needs, interests, and activity level. Such lessons are incorporated into small and large group time activities, along with center-based activities. The personalized activities, aligned with the age-specific themes of the Pinnacle Curriculum, ensure we meet learning objectives for each child based on the latest research and absolute best practices.

Activities That Help Your Child Learn And Grow

At Apple Creek Preschool, we see every activity as an opportunity to help the children learn and grow. Storytelling and listening, along with respect for books, help children develop pre-reading skills. The math/manipulative area focuses on building fine motor control, spatial awareness, hand-eye coordination, and problem-solving skills. Science is a multi-sensory area encouraging children with hands-on activities. Blocks further math concepts of spatial awareness and proportion, along with allowing children to build fine motor control.

Exploring Imagination, Art, And Creativity

At this age, messy, hands-on painting and art projects allow children to learn through using their senses while providing a much-needed creative outlet for their curious minds. We lovingly guide them towards more structured activities that require more hand-eye coordination and planning, at a pace that is comfortable for them. Self-expression is further encouraged through imagination-driven activities, such as dress-up and dramatic play. We make time for such artistic pursuits and creative play throughout the day. Your child develops self-esteem while growing socially, emotionally, and physically.

Warm, Nurturing Environment With Plenty Of Love And Hugs

Our teaching team boasts a genuine love of education. They get excited about each child’s triumphs and act as coaches in challenging moments and in the face of any setbacks. Your child is welcomed into a caring atmosphere that models and teaches the kind of respect and cooperation that leaves an indelible imprint on how they relate to the world. Teachers offer loving support, cuddles, and plenty of hugs along the way, as we know that the power of touch plays a vital role in your child’s overall health and personal development.

Consistency, Reliability, and Teacher Tenure

Our teaching team not only displays a genuine love for teaching, they also provide a consistent education experience, as many of them have been with our school for 8 years or more. Hand-selected and highly-qualified, our teachers’ in-class expertise, and a minimum of four higher education courses ensure the best possible experience for your child. Education is at the core of Apple Creek Preschool!

PARENT TEsTIMONIALS

"he LOVES it there. And they love him! "
I couldn't be happier with my son's education at Apple Creek. Not only has he learned far more than I expected, he LOVES it there. And they love him! This is my vote for the best preschool in Frisco.
Veronika L.
"I love that my daughter is learning through play and exploring"
My daughter loves Apple Creek. We don't ever have to fight to wake her up and get ready, she gets excited to go! I love that my daughter is learning through play and exploring. The teachers and directors are happy to answer any questions and give guidance, which I am very thankful for.
Brittany R.
"Within 6 months of joining we could see great confidence and learning in him"
My son was a tiny 2 year old when he joined this school. Within 6 months of joining we could see great confidence and learning in him. Exhaustive lesson plans and impeccable implementation. Parents of future students, please note this is a different mode of learning compared to Montessori. Also, the most conscientious and diligent group of caretakers, teachers and heads of school I have ever come across. More Power to Karen Barron and team. Thank you ACP family.
Soumya P.

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