5 Half Days – From 8 am to 12 pm
3 Full Days – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
2 Full Days – Tuesday and Thursday
Part-time options are not available for infants and toddlers under 24 months of age. Priority is given to parents needing full time enrollment. Part-time enrollment may be limited or restricted at any time based on demand for full-time. If you are required to move to full time to retain your child’s space, you will receive a two week minimum notice.
Learning Beyond is a highly innovative, 100% digital curriculum that provides our teachers with a robust library of activities and lessons in a developmental progression. Most importantly, Learning Beyond is consistent with our core value of purposeful play as we fundamentally believe play is the vehicle for learning for young children. Through play, children practice and refine their skills, have fun (a necessary component in learning), and try new things. As a result, children learn more quickly through repeated and scaffolded activities that are built upon past experiences. By contrast, rote instructional teaching methods can frustrate young children and are not developmentally appropriate. Children prefer real experiences as provided by Learning Beyond.
Learning Beyond’s developmentally appropriate activities are aligned with Alabama’s early learning standards. The standards are integrated into each activity with an intentional focus on physical development, social-emotional skills, early mathematics, language, and literacy and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics).
Our teachers are facilitators in your child’s individualized learning journey. Their intentional and targeted activities through Learning Beyond are planned to build upon your child’s existing competencies. Developmental skills are broken down into smaller steps to challenge them, but also build confidence through practice. Through trial and error, questioning, and exploration, your child will develop the skills necessary to become a successful, life-long learner.
Children are born ready to learn. At Aim Academy, we recognize the relationships they form with their teachers and caregivers are critical to their development. Our teachers are highly focused on developing secure, trusting, and predictable relationships with your child. We understand these relationships form the foundation for your child’s learning and development.
In Early School, your child’s day is designed to meet their specific needs. Our teachers facilitate personal care routines throughout the day including meals, naps, and diapering or potty training. As your child progresses to the older classrooms, these routines become more structured, but remain consistent and predictable. Our classrooms and outdoor play areas are highly specialized and specifically designed to accommodate the needs of infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds.
As children in Early School are developing rapidly, our teacher-led activities are specifically tailored to each child’s stage of development and include weekly activities in the following four domains:
- Language and Literacy
- Physical Development
- Music and Movement
During their first 12 to 18 months, infants learn and grow quickly. Quality relationships are critical during this time. Our teachers use Learning Beyond to play and engage with your infant through warm, nurturing, and attentive experiences that support exploration and provide choices. By focusing on both nonverbal and verbal cues, our teachers will ensure your child is comfortable and their needs are met. Throughout the day, our teachers narrate their own actions and the actions of other children in their class. During transitions, our teachers actively communicate their intentions in positive and warm tones. Through these experiences, your child is constantly exposed to descriptive and complex language to support their early language development.