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Curriculum

Zoo-phonics ® is the curriculum that we use for the basis of our language arts instruction.  Zoo-phonics ® is a method developed to make children strong readers and spellers using a "phono" (hearing), "oral" (speaking), "visual" (seeing), "kinesthetic" (moving), and tactile (touching) whole-brain approach.

Zoo-phonics ® uses animals drawn in the shapes of letters for ease of memory.  A related body movement is given for each letter.  This concrete approach cements the sounds to the shapes of the letters.  The program is a fun and kinesthetic approach to learning the alphabet, letter sounds, and much more!

Many public, private, and charter schools utilize the Zoo-phonics ® program.  Therefore, our academy graduates are well prepared.  The sequence of introduction is demonstrated below.

  1. “Recently (my son) attended his Kindergarten Open House and received the list of “things your children should be able to do prior to entering kindergarten.” I was shocked at how far advanced the curriculum at AppleTree has prepared him!”
    – Emma Powell, AppleTree Parent

  2. “AppleTree has not only provided an age-appropriate education with ample opportunity for challenge, but also a safe, caring, and compassionate community for which our daughter feels strongly a part of”
    – Jennifer Cole, AppleTree Parent

  3.  "The programs and dedication by the staff to teaching our children is apparent in how advanced by kids are compared to other kids their age that are not attending AppleTree" - An AppleTree Parent

  4. "The staff at AppleTree do a great job of making parents feel at ease while they are away at work... It's very reassuring to hear (the directors' and teachers') updates as it puts my heart at ease knowing that he is getting individualized attention.  The entire staff is so nice and have helped make the transition to daycare for us as first-time parents much easier than anticipated."

  5. "I absolutely loved our experience at AppleTree... My child has learned so much at AppleTree socially and educationally.  I am so grateful for the staff and center." - An AppleTree Parent

  6. "We have always felt like (AppleTree) is the best learning environment for our child all around." - An AppleTree Parent

  7. "Everything.  There is not one thing that makes AppleTree amazing.  It is the combination of everything the center has to offer.... There is no better day care than AppleTree!" - An AppleTree Parent

  8. "At AppleTree, I feel like my daughter is getting both the intellectual stimulus she needs and also the emotional connection." - An AppleTree Parent

  9. "When we arrive and when we leave, we get a personal greeting leaving us feeling like we are part of the AppleTree family.  We know our child is safe, comfortable, and learning every day he is at AppleTree." - An AppleTree Parent

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