At Junior Academy we understand that choosing the best education for your preschool child is one of the most important decisions a parent has to make. For sixty years we have provided preschool children in the Pikes Peak area the building blocks they will need to achieve their greatest potential. We do this by providing a safe, loving environment where your child can develop intellectually, physically, socially, and emotionally. At the age of four your child is approaching an exciting milestone and adventure in kindergarten. Our new Advanced PreK program is designed to prepare children academically and socially for a smooth transition into kindergarten.
At Junior Academy your child’s cognitive skills will be enriched through a variety of challenging math, science, social studies and literacy activities. Our nationally acclaimed Open Court curriculum “Imagine It” will provide instruction in the five key areas of reading. Open Court is an outcome based curriculum which will allow you to better see your child’s progress. The Open Court curriculum is also aligned with the new Colorado Academic Standards now in place for preschool as well as K-12.
We also believe that the importance of learning a second language cannot be underestimated. Your child will be exposed to the sounds of the Spanish language through a variety of activities. The teachers will weave Spanish into your child’s favorite activities, stories, games and pretend play throughout the day. Also with the help of our private music teacher, Spanish will be woven into our music classes each day as well.
In addition to a strong academic curriculum, we also believe in the “big picture”. This means not just getting your child ready for kindergarten, but all that comes after their time in school. The social and character development is extremely important in the growth of the children. With the help of our loving and qualified staff your child will learn to negotiate social situations and develop their increasing independence. This will help to set the stage for a lifelong love of learning with the emotional and social skills they will need to succeed in school and beyond. We emphasize problem solving and conflict resolution as a positive discipline model for our children’s behavior.
We are a child approved program and believe every child can succeed!
Providing daycare, preschool and childcare in the greater Colorado Springs area since 1951!