The Youth Academy recognizes that each child is a unique person with individual patterns and rates of growth. Developmentally appropriate practices will be based on the developmental needs of the children we serve.
The Youth Academy uses a developmentally appropriate curriculum. This curriculum is approved by the Tennessee Department of Human Services. Our curriculum is used in conjunction with an understanding about individual growth patterns, strengths, interests, and experiences to design the most appropriate learning environment. We provide for all areas of a child’s development [physically, emotionally, socially and cognitively] through an integrated approach. Appropriate practices are designed for the age group being served, taking into consideration the specific needs and differences of each child, including culture and language.
Experiences will match the child’s developing and emerging abilities; while at the same time provide challenge for continued growth and expansion of interests. Whether gently holding an infant, encouraging toddlers to share, or providing preschoolers with a variety of enriching activities, an educated, caring staff will support the healthy development of children six weeks to twelve years old.
- Programs Offered:
- Preschool – part day and full day
- Before and after school
- Tween – ages 12~14 years old
- Enrichment Programs:
- Reading readiness
- Tutoring – for children at risk
- Language – Spanish
- Tween summer vocational classes