For our 3 and 4 year old children

Acorn Program

What environment the little ones are in. What do the little ones do all day.

Created for the Independence Seekers

In the Acorn Program, we welcome children from 3 years old through 4 years old. The children at this age are increasingly independent. Our teachers focus on help the children to develop the abilities to help themselves, recognize/regulate emotions, interact with other children and follow instructions and proper social behaviors. Just as other classrooms, the teachers in this classroom follow indicator-based HighScope Curriculum.  The children will gain broader understanding of the world, further develop the language and pre-math skills, explore nature and express their creativity. We also value and respect parents as their children’s first teachers. We partner with parents in learning everything we can about their infants and toddlers to better care for their needs and plan for their development. We document, track and communicate closely to the parents about the children’s development and progress. As a result, our programs create a strong three-way bond between child, parent, and caregiver.

Our Classroom

Collective Learning Zone

The children read books, sing songs, dance, learn words and pre-math materials with the teachers. This is also the place for the young speakers to show and tell!

Free Play Zone

The children develop their social skills in the free play zone. It is the perfect place for pretend play and make friends!

Active Zone

The little ones stretch, walk, crawl and jump. They learn to balance and coordinate through the gross-motor activities.

Project Zone

The little ones exercise their creativity in various forms of art projects and building manipulatives. They also sort, count, make patterns, explore science experiments and experience more sensory materials.


The energetic children love the outdoor time! We may do circle time in our playground. The children may plant, dig in dirt, ride tricycles and explore what their wiggly body can do!


We adopt HighScope Curriculum in our school. Ongoing child and program assessment is an underlying component of the HighScope Curriculum. Objective observations of children allow teachers to intentionally plan to build on individual and group interests and scaffold development by supporting what children know while gently extending their learning. Below are the Key Developmental Indicators. The curriculum focuses on these six content areas: 

Approaches to Learning

Children demonstrate initiative. They make plans, engage in the interested activities, solve problems encountered in play, utilize resources and reflect on their experiences.

Social and Emotional Development

Children have positive self-identity and senses of competence. They recognize and regulate their emotions, show empathy, participate in the community of the classroom, build relationships with other children and adults. Children also develop moral direction.

Physical Development and Health

Children develop gross-motor and fine-motor skills. They are aware of their bodies and hot to navigate them in space. They carry out personal care routines and engage in healthy practices.

Communication, Language and Literacy

Children express themselves using a variety of words and phrases. They identify alphabetic names and the sounds. Children read for pleasure and information. They also write for many different purposes. Children use English and their home languages.


Children use number words, symbols, shapes, units, patterns and spatial relationships. They count things, and combine/separate quantities of objects. They also use information about quantity to draw conclusions, make decisions and solve problems.

Creative Arts

Children express and represent what they observe, think, imagine, and feel through forms of art, music, movement and pretend play. They appreciate the creative arts.

Science & Technology

Children observe process, classify materials, experiment their ideas, predict the outcomes, and draw conclusions. They communicate their ideas of how things work, gather knowledge of the physical world and use tools and technology.

Sample Activity – Walking on Eggs Experiment

Desired Results: Children observe the materials and process in the environment. Action: The teacher first asks the children what would happen if they walked on eggs. A couple of cartons eggs are laid out to make a walkway. The teacher re-reads the children guesses and have the children walk on the eggs. At the end of the experiment, the children are encouraged to talk about our findings.

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Social Studies

Children understand that people have diverse characteristics, interests and abilities. They recognized community roles, geographic features, history, and the importance of taking care of environment. Children also participate in making decisions in the classroom.

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