Little Dude Ranch Academy uses the Frog Street Curriculum® for Early Childhood which is approved by the Palm Beach County Early Leaning Coalition, the Children’s Service’s Council, and our Accreditation Agency.
The Frog Street Curriculum® programs are based on early brain research. It provides intentional age-appropriate instruction that is aligned to both federal and state standards. The comprehensive, research-based programs integrate instruction across developmental domains and early learning disciplines. Teachers and students excel when they are equipped and motivated with the latest best practices in early childhood education.
We also conduct individual child observational assessments in all areas of development and learning utilizing Teaching Strategies Gold to continuously monitor your child's development and re-direct learning.
We use Teaching Strategies to assess every child on an on-going basis and track your individual child’s development. Teaching Strategies® partners with early childhood educators by providing innovative, effective resources that empower and inspire them as they teach and care for our youngest learners during the critical, formative years from birth through third grade. We are committed to advancing the field of early childhood education through high-quality, integrated resources; responsive, ongoing support; and research-based, research-proven solutions that enable every early childhood educator to open doors to lifelong learning.
The 38 research-based objectives define the path teachers take with the children in their classroom. They inform every aspect of teaching, include predictors of school success, and are aligned with state early learning guidelines. The objectives for development and learning span from birth through third grade and enable teachers to see children’s development and learning along a progression across the whole of the early childhood years.
The objectives cover 10 areas of development and learning, including broad developmental areas, content areas, and English language acquisition. Many objectives also include dimensions that guide teachers’ thinking about various aspects of that objective and help clarify what it addresses.
Our team of staff includes a full-time Curriculum Director who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, specializing in Preschool through 3rd Grade. She brings over 20 years of teaching experience including teacher mentoring and coaching.