"Education is the most powerful weapon which   you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela
​Our Curriculum

Our curriculum is how we guide and nurture each child's development.  It is designed to offer experiences that help children learn about themselves and the world around them.


Our curriculum includes:


  • Planned activities.

  • Materials and equipment.

  • Interactions between children and providers and among children.

Our curriculum focuses on the following areas of child development:


  • Cognitive/intellectual - numbers and shapes, counting, patterns and measurement, sense of space, knowledge and experience with the world, art, movement, and dramatic play.

  • Language/literacy - communication (listening, understanding and speaking), knowing about letters, word sounds and patterns, knowing about print and books.

  • Social - cooperation, positive social relationships, respect for others, knowledge about families and communities.  Emotional - self control and knowledge about feelings.

  • Physical - gross motor skills, fine motor skills, active play, as well as health and safety.

  • Cultural - awareness and appreciation of their own and others' cultures.

  • Approaches to learning - initiative and curiosity, engagement and persistence, as well as reasoning and problem solving.


Our curriculum is based on our observations of the needs, strengths, and interests of the individual children in care.  It builds new experiences and expectations based on children's previously learned knowledge and skills. Our teachers will be intentional in the methods used to support children's learning.


Our curriculum will be designed to be modified to support children with disabilities and children whose home language is not English.



Infants & Toddlers

Our infants and toddlers are provided with love, nurturing, stimulation, and a variety of activities to promote cognitive and physical development.  The Haynes Academy uses Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum to help teachers understand developmentally appropriate practices and how to create daily routines and meaningful experiences that respond to the infants and toddler’s strengths, interests, and needs. Included in their daily routine are story time, songs and music, excercise, as well as proper rest. Our experienced staff possess the ability to adapt to individual needs in order to enrich the learning of each child in a safe, secure environment.

Two,​ Three , &  Four-Year Old Preschool Classes

The Haynes Academy also uses Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum to instruct our  preschool age students. The Creative Curriculum balances both teacher-directed and child-initiated learning, with an emphasis on responding to children's learning styles and building on their strengths and interests. This research-based preschool curricula applies the latest theory and research on best practices in teaching and learning and the content standards. The Creative Curriculum for Preschool clearly defines the teacher's vital role in connecting content, teaching, and learning for preschool children. It features goals and objectives such as:


  • Phonics

  • Handwriting

  • Language Development

  • Numerical Concepts

  • Self-help Skills

  • Listening Skills

  • Social Skills

  • Character Building 


This is a strong pre-readiness program that will successfully prepare your child for their first year of kindergarten.

Before & After School Care

This program is designed for our school-age children from kindergarten through the 6th grade. Each afternoon, the school-age children will have scheduled time for homework, outdoor play, games, computer instruction, arts & crafts, and other educational and stimulating activities. 

An afternoon snack is always provided.