Curriculum

THE HIGHSCOPE MODEL

The HighScope model is an open framework of educational ideas and practices based on the natural development of young children. HighScope views children as active learners, who learn best from activities that they plan, carry out, and reflect upon.

There are five essential components to active learning in the classroom that should be a part of the daily routine: choice, language, adult support, manipulation, and materials.

Teachers arrange interest areas in the learning environment; maintain a daily routine that permits children to learn actively; and join in the children’s activities, asking questions that extend children’s plans and help them think through what they do.

They encourage children to engage in a variety of key developmental indicators that are helpful when they set up their classrooms and plan activities. Teachers extend mathematical components of HighScope by using the Numbers Plus Mathematics curriculum.

The activities have ideas for extending math learning for number sense and operation, measurement, geometry, algebra, and data analysis.
It is also critical that Perea children have experiences with reading and writing.

To that end, our teachers employ the HighScope Growing Readers  curriculum to increase children’s literacy skills.

Children are encouraged to solve conflicts peacefully with their peers. Conflict Resolution is a six step process that teaches children to solve problems with their peers and express their feelings without using their hands.

HighScope Wheel of Learning

THE HIGHSCOPE MODEL

The HighScope model is an open framework of educational ideas and practices based on the natural development of young children. HighScope views children as active learners, who learn best from activities that they plan, carry out, and reflect upon.

There are five essential components to active learning in the classroom that should be a part of the daily routine: choice, language, adult support, manipulation, and materials.

Teachers arrange interest areas in the learning environment; maintain a daily routine that permits children to learn actively; and join in the children’s activities, asking questions that extend children’s plans and help them think through what they do.

They encourage children to engage in a variety of key developmental indicators that are helpful when they set up their classrooms and plan activities. Teachers extend mathematical components of HighScope by using the Numbers Plus Mathematics curriculum.

The activities have ideas for extending math learning for number sense and operation, measurement, geometry, algebra, and data analysis.
It is also critical that Perea children have experiences with reading and writing.

To that end, our teachers employ the HighScope Growing Readers  curriculum to increase children’s literacy skills.

Children are encouraged to solve conflicts peacefully with their peers. Conflict Resolution is a six step process that teaches children to solve problems with their peers and express their feelings without using their hands.

HighScope Wheel of Learning

Active Learning Initiative

Key Developmental Indicators

Because we are a faith-based school we also have Chapel each Wednesday that is based on the ABeka Bible Curriculum. Chapel is a chance for children to participate in their own spiritual education. Chapel is yet another example of an active learning environment filled with music and movement.

Our teaching staff comes from a highly selective pool of qualified applicants.

We require all teachers to have a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or related field and each teacher undergoes intensive training to become a HighScope teacher. 

Our student/teacher ratio is limited to 8/1 with two teachers working as a team in each classroom.

Perea strives to provide a well-rounded variety of special programs exposing our children to visual arts, music, dance, theatre, sporting events, cooking, gardening, and nature/wildlife activities.

Other Resources We Use
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Handwriting Without Tears
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Phonemic Awareness
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Discover Me
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Settle Your Glitter
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Technology in each classroom
Because we are a faith-based school we also have Chapel each Wednesday that is based on the ABeka Bible Curriculum. Chapel is a chance for children to participate in their own spiritual education. Chapel is yet another example of an active learning environment filled with music and movement.

Our teaching staff comes from a highly selective pool of qualified applicants.

We require all teachers to have a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or related field and each teacher undergoes intensive training to become a HighScope teacher. 

Our student/teacher ratio is limited to 8/1 with two teachers working as a team in each classroom.

Perea strives to provide a well-rounded variety of special programs exposing our children to visual arts, music, dance, theatre, sporting events, cooking, gardening, and nature/wildlife activities.

Other Resources We Use
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Handwriting Without Tears
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Phonemic Awareness
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Discover Me
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Settle Your Glitter
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Technology in each classroom
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Perea Preschool
A Ministry of Church Health

1250 Vollintine Ave.
Memphis, TN 38107
901-726-4300 (Office)
901-726-4303 (Fax)

Perea Preschool

Perea Preschool provides an active learning environment where children become self-confident, creative and socially well-adjusted. This environment prepares children for academic success through readiness, health and safety, and spiritual awareness.

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