programs

 

While all of our programs are age-appropriate, we pay special attention on preparing your child for success in his or her current and future school years by identifying individual areas for development so your child can realize his or her academic, social, physical and cognitive potentials.


Keeping a sustainable, safe, organized, and supervised environment, our programs are designed based on routine and schedule.  Daily, weekly and monthly themes are planned and introduced to the children.  Beginning with a structured day, children are exposed to various academic, physical, educational, and fine arts activates that are designed to develop their intellectual and cognitive skills.


My Explorations - 2.5 to 3 years

My Explorations program provides opportunities for your child to interact with others in small groups and cooperate with other children and teachers in a loving and caring environment.   Children listen to stories, experience educational activities, explore Montessori and Reggio curriculum, and participate in other daily learning and physical events.


Through balanced and structured educational themes children are provided physical education, communication, language (English, French and Spanish), social and emotional development.  Our loving and caring teachers support your child’s development of cognitive skills, creativity and physical strength.


On the Road to Education - 3 to 4 years

At 3 to 4 years old, a child is very interested in learning.   The On the Road to Education program fulfills your child’s early need for literacy and reasoning skills.  Fundamental literacy skills are emphasized so children are ready to move on to elementary.


Our curriculum offers fascinating experiences in different developmental areas such as practical life, sensorial, physical education, reasoning, socio-cultural and imagination.


With the guidance from our knowledgeable and experienced teachers, children accomplish their physical, emotional and intellectual needs, develop control over their behavior, as well as grow self-esteem and cultural identity.


Ready for School - 4 to 5 years

While our unique multi-disciplinary programming is continued in a fun, safe, and attractive environment, our focus in the Ready for School program is to prepare your child for her or his future school years.


Through educational, socio-cultural and physical activities both as an individual and in a group setting, the Ready for School program responds to the interest and developmental objectives of each individual child.  Children learn more about themselves, and the world around them, and develop their natural abilities and decision making skills.


Intellectual proficiency is the focus at this stage, so children can develop a solid academic framework.


Transition - 5 to 6 years

Saying goodbye to a warm and loving environment, teachers and friends can be challenging for children.  Our Transition program helps graduating children have a smooth and exciting move to elementary school.  Children are exposed to a larger scale of physical and educational activities promoting independence, critical thinking and problem solving.


In a positive and friendly way, our professional teachers support your child’s sense of responsibility by caring for and helping younger children in their developmental journey.


Science and Technology

During the twentieth, and early twenty-first century, science and technology played an increasingly important role in the lives of people in the world.  It still does.  Science and technology support much of our day-to-day necessities including clean water, food, and the places in which we live and work.  The impact of science and technology on our lives will continue to grow day-by-day. As a result, science and technology education has become one of the most important objectives throughout the world.


Technology develops and uses materials, tools, and processes for solving human problems and helps to satisfy human needs and wishes. Many of the products of technology help humans achieve tasks that would otherwise be very difficult or impossible to succeed.


There is a mutual connection between science and technology.  Science often uses tools and processes developed by technology, and conversely, technology often uses principles, laws, theories, and processes developed by science.


Through a comprehensive program, and  while keeping in mind the age appropriateness,  the primary goal of FAMC’s science and technology program is to help children to understand the relationship between the nature and human-designed worlds.  The FAMC science and technology program helps children to develop the skills and knowledge they need to connect to nature responsibly, and is base on the following three goals:

  • to relate science and technology to society and the environment;  
  • to develop the skills, strategies, and habits of mind required for scientific inquiry and technological problem solving; and
  • to understand the basic concepts of science and technology



Social Studies, History and Geography

Social studies, History and Geography provide children with a sense of identity, time, and place.  This program is designed to allow children to follow a concept of structured thinking, being able to recognize and assess information in order to make practical judgments, build collaborative and cooperative relationships in their future work place, and technology as a tool to collect and analyze information, solve problems, and communicate.


The social studies curriculum at FAMC helps children to have an understanding of identity: who they are, where they came from, where they belong, and how they contribute to the society in which they live.  This program is age and appropriate and is designed to ensure that children use the concepts of social studies suitable to their understanding.  Students will work towards developing:

  • An understanding of a responsible person;
  • An understanding of the diversity;
  • An understanding of interconnections between natural and human environment;
  • A groundwork for future studies in geography, history, economics, law, and politics.


The history program at FAMC helps children to have an understanding of time: who we are, who came before us, and why we care.  This curriculum is age appropriate and designed to ensure that children use the concepts of social studies suitable to their understanding.  Children will work towards developing:

  • An understanding of historical events, societies that lived before them, and developments that have happened in time
  • How people from diverse groups have interacted and how they have changed over time;
  • Historical literacy skills by analyzing and interpreting evidence from primary and secondary sources.


The geography program at FAMC helps children to have an understanding of place: what is where, why there, and why we care.  This program is age  appropriate as well.  Children  will work towards developing:

  • An understanding of the characteristics and spatial (occupying space) diversity of natural and human environments and communities, in their environment;
  • Understanding the connections between natural and human environments and communities;
  • Skills in using various types of maps, globes, and graphs;
  • An appreciation and respect for both natural and human environments and communities in addition to responsibility toward the Earth.



Fine Arts

To watch a child totally engaged in an arts activity is to recognize that the brain is on, driven by the artistic and emotional necessity to express, create sense, and represent what matters.


FAMC’s arts program recognizes that education in arts is essential to children’s intellectual, social, physical, and emotional development and well-being. Participation in the arts such as dance, drama, music, and visual arts play an important role in helping students to achieve their potential and to participate fully in their community and in society as a whole. The arts program at FAMC offers children to experience art and learn in different ways.  Consequently, children will have opportunities to think and feel as they explore, problem solve, express, interpret, and assess the process and the results.


FAMC’s  arts program provides a natural vehicle through which children can explore and express themselves developing self-motivation and confidence, imagination, and creativity. Study of the arts at FAMC also provides children with opportunities to differentiate between both instruction and learning environments.



Health and Physical Education

 

The health and physical education program at FAMC is designed to provide a balanced approach.  This program not only provides opportunity to children to develop an understanding of what they need in order to make a commitment to lifelong healthy and active living but also develop their social skills and emotional well-being.


Research has shown a connection between increased levels of physical activity and better academic achievement, better concentration, better classroom behavior, and more focused learning. Other benefits include improvements in psychological well-being, physical capacity, self-concept, and the ability to cope with stress.  With FAMC’s health and physical education program, children will learn the skills needed to be successful in life as active, socially responsible citizens.


In order to keep this balance, FAMC applies the following principals:

  • Physical and emotional safety is essential for effective learning in health and physical education.
  • A collaborative approach between school and parents can make the health and physical education programs most effective.
  • Physical activity is the key element for student learning.

 

A balanced, integrated, and connected to real life program in health and physical education is essential for learning. 


Summer Camp

Integrating FAMC's health and physical education program with academic programs, FAMC takes children's learning into a different level.   Children have an opportunity to explore what they have learned in theory into practical setting and hands on activities while participating in educational and fun field-trips.