Uno Dos Tres Academy uses a thematic approach to design the curriculum. We adjust themes, classroom materials and make necessary classroom arrangement monthly to enhance student’s interests. Classroom schedules include self-directed play, child-centered activities, and teacher-lead activities.
We focus largely on auditory and vocabulary skills in all our classrooms. Children have opportunities to learn cooperative language skills through story time, labeling materials, openly expressing their feelings, and communicating with peers and staff. Teachers incorporate Spanish into daily activities and routines. We understand that children learn on their own pace, therefore; our teachers foster each child’s individual needs.
Every child can stretch their imagination! Children at UDT can express their feelings and ideas by freely exploring mixed media. You will find in your child’s classroom, paint, crayons, markers, scissors, rulers, recyclable materials, playdough, and an assortment of tools for creative arts.
Most children learn best when left to play on their own. Therefore, we follow a child-centered approach when developing our daily classroom schedule. Your child will be able to act out various occupations, learn about the community, self-identity, and the world around them. Don’t be surprised if one week your little one is exploring our solar system, then she is a local fire fighter.
We foster eye-hand coordination and perceptual skills with the use of manipulatives. Building blocks, Lego’s, pegs, geometric shapes, Lincoln logs, and a variety of classroom manipulatives assist with fine-tuning fine motor development.
Music and Movement
Spanish music and songs are tied into the curriculum. Teachers create time to introduce new songs, instruments, and rhythm. Music and movement give children the opportunity to expand their vocabulary, both in English and Spanish.
We value the diversity and culture of every child, teacher, and family in our preschool. We learn about each other’s culture, traditions and holidays through music, games, pictures, and listening to each other. Each child has a chance to be, “Chico/a de la Semana.” This is a great opportunity for every child to share about their family! You are also welcomed to come and share!
Our teachers teach math in a practical manner when children are ready and can learn on their own level. You will notice that math is a simple concept when introduced in a preschool setting!
Our children are introduced to science and nature by exploring their environment. They learn about the world in which we live through a variety of experiences. Our teachers explain science in an age-appropriate manner, bringing the outside world indoors. You will see us planting gardens, bringing little creatures into the classroom as pets, and carrying out investigations using mixed media.