Welcome to the American Academy for Girls, Early Childhood Education (ECE) program.
AAG’s high quality and integrated early childhood program provides a safe and nurturing environment while promoting the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of young children. It is designed to foster our young students a lifelong love of learning. We strongly believe that all children should be given the opportunity to experience the very best possible start to their education. Through various developmentally appropriate activities we will help to ensure that your daughter enjoys her learning environment and continues to flourish during her school years in the future and beyond.
The Early Childhood Education Department consists of three divisions: Pre-KG, KG1, and KG2. English Language Arts, Math, Health Education, Social Studies, Science, Arabic and Islamic Religion are all the subjects taught in the department. The Common Core States Standards (CCSS) are used for English and Math. The American Educators Reach Out (AERO) standards are used for Science and Social Studies. Specialty teachers instruct the students in Library, Physical Education (PE), Art and Music.
Early Childhood Education Program Overview
The Kindergarten Program is a developmentally appropriate program that continues the process of hand-on, kinesthetic and inquiry learning through play, with an emphasis on early literacy and numeracy skills. We encourage children to become responsible class members, problem solvers, critical thinkers and cooperative learners. Our department nurtures the social and emotional needs of the children, as they learn to work and play together.
AAG incorporates language development vocabulary and early reading and writing skills into our daily program. Guided and shared reading experiences occur, and early writing skills develop through the use of age-appropriate print and books. The math program is inquiry-based and covers number sense, problem-solving, measurement and involves the use of a variety of manipulatives and games. Science and Social Studies units of study are taught through investigation and exploration. In sum, we actively encourage children to establish positive attitudes towards a healthy, active and safe way of learning.
English Language Arts curriculum follows Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) Storytown in KG1 and KG2.
Math curriculum follows HMH Go Math! in KG2 and HMH Math in KG1.