curriculum + programs
Whether in the Green Room or the Blue Room, the Purple Room or the Pink Room, the Aqua Room or the Yellow Room, unique atmospheres of creative expression at the Hobe Sound Learning Center are as broad as the colors of the rainbow. (There’s a Rainbow Room, too.)
Each space caters to the child’s imagination as well as age group. The environments, tools and technologies of each space enhance our abilities to impart everything from manners and helping out to learning the alphabet, phonics and the basics of reading and writing.
The 4-year old VPK classrooms are using Connect4Learning curriculum. Using research-based and classroom-tested foundations in literacy, science, social-emotional, and mathematics learning, Connect4Learning® weaves together all four domains to ensure that each subject is addressed meaningfully and comprehensively with each child.
Starting Fall 2020 HSELC transitioned to Frog Street Pre-K a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that integrates instruction across developmental domains and early learning disciplines. This curriculum focuses on Social and Emotional Development through Conscious Discipline®; Language and Communication; Literacy; Mathematics Development; Scientific Reasoning; Perceptual, Motor and Physical Development for ages one to five. The curriculum also engages family with open-ended activities for families to do at home.
Frog Street Threes provides intentional instruction in key areas of development so children ages 36-48 months can effectively continue the path to kindergarten readiness. This curriculum has well-rounded activities developed around early brain development research, addressing all development domains. It includes social and emotional emphasis through Conscious Discipline®.
The Frog Street Toddler nurtures curiosity through exploration. It focuses on enhancing the simple joy of childhood while equipping parents to nurture curiosity through exploration. This program is specially created for children ages eighteen to thirty-six months. The activities center around five development domains; differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all learners. It is designed with intention and purpose to move children forward in their development
The center’s art program under the guidance and leadership of the Lighthouse Gallery, in Tequesta, engages children’s imagination in the world of art. The ArtReach program offers children weekly interactive art instruction and materials to inspire their creative spirit.
Conscious Discipline is a comprehensive classroom management program & social-emotional curriculum. It is based on current brain research, child development information & developmentally appropriate practices. Conscious Discipline® foundation is built on the premise of developing discipline within children rather than applying discipline to them.
Music Together® Class
This in-school curriculum raises the overall quality of a child’s education by touching crucial factors all at once: school readiness, family engagement, parent-child relationships, and teacher professional development. When Music Together is a part of the school day, music is not just fun – it is a powerful learning tool, too!
Small Group Instruction
Our certified educator works directly with VPK students in small groups based on their skill levels to provide extra learning opportunities. Small group instruction has been a key factor in our success with students who are struggling with School Readiness Skills.
Physical fitness has a direct impact on improved academic achievement. Students concentrate better when physical activities are included in their daily curriculum.
Whiz Kids is growing! Through multiple grants, we provided tablets to each student and laptops for each teacher. This enables teachers to guide children through learning technology skill sets & utilize interactive programming to be better prepared for kindergarten.
Parent Empowerment Workshops
These classes are “life changing” and help parents deepen their connection to their children and foster self-love, responsibility, resiliency and self-esteem. They provide young parents the tools they need to create a safe, peaceful & supportive environment in their home. We are enthusiastic about making these workshops available to all parents.
Bi-lingual educators and staff open the lines of communication and prepare students to be fully engaged, informed, and aids in their achieving a level of inclusiveness that enhances their lives.
Help-A-Child Scholarship Program
Scholarships provide families struggling with short-term financial hardships. With the assistance of Help-A-Child, children are able to attend the center without interruption, maintain a sense of normalcy and routine, while their families work through their temporary struggle.
Healthy Meals and Healthy Minds
Every day, we provide a healthy breakfast, a warm & nutritious lunch and wholesome snacks to all children attending our Center. All meals are prepared in our school kitchen by our culinary staff and meet the daily nutritional recommendations for children one-five years of age. Last year we served 70,584 free meals to our students.