The RCA Preschool (ages 3 and 4) utilizes exploration and discovery as a way of learning through the use of a creative curriculum, focusing on over 150 objectives that are used for development and learning This curriculum meets the needs of the whole child emotionally, spatially and spiritually. Exploration and discovery continue as our preschool students advance but at a higher level of difficulty. Our Preschool curriculum also utilizes application based learning as students explore learning in their own way. Students develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills while establishing relationships with peers and adults as they determine there is a world outside of their “bubble” and they are not always the center of attention.
RCA does not embrace the daycare setting, but instead uses structure and academics as our teachers present, on a daily basis, knowledge-building and daily practice resources to address the “what”, “why”, and “how” that all young children are prone to ask. Daily opportunities are offered for individualized instruction which enables the teachers to meet the needs of every type of learner. All important areas of learning are addressed, including reading, technology and the Arts, and all are incorporated throughout the day and week. Verbal and linguistic skills, gross and fine motor skills are emphasized as are logic and mathematics, along with social and interpersonal relationships in the curriculum.
RCA's focus is our STREAM curriculum which is based on National Standards. Included in this curriculum is (S) Science, (T) Technology, (R) Relationships/Reading/Writing, (E) Engineering, (A) the Arts and (M) Mathematics.