PHILOSOPHY

We believe children are:

  • Capable, competent, rich and powerful in ideas and abilities

  • Both uniquely individual and yet similar to others, in thinking and development

  • Active organizers of experience and thoughts

  • Interested in learning primarily through meaningful human relationships

  • Constantly constructing and re-constructing their own theories and
    understandings of how the world works

 

Dunkin Academy Preschools are based on the child development model which incorporates the theories of Jean Piaget, Montessori, Erikson, and others. Learning through play is viewed as the cornerstone of the curriculum. Adults provide protection, security, stimulation, support, limits, and affection. Children are respected as individuals within a child-oriented rather than teacher-directed program.

 

At Dunkin Academy, children are given the opportunity to explore materials and participate in a variety of experiences. Children are free to choose from age appropriate activities including art, music, language development, pre-math skills, science and nature, and dramatic play. Children develop self-esteem, independence, and problem solving skills as they make choices and assist in planning the environment and the activities.

 

We recognize that children develop at different rates and have different interests, with this in mind, small group size and appropriate teacher-child ratios allow for meeting the individual needs of each child.

 

CURRICULUM

While there are many well-respected curricula in circulation, we believe it is imperative to design a scope and sequence with lesson planning geared towards a specific set of students. "Big-box" curriculum kits do not accomplish this goal.

 

Dunkin Academy uses an original and one-of-a-kind curriculum that has been researched, developed, and refined by a team of certified Texas teachers for over thirty years since Dunkin Academy's creation.  We are extremely knowledgeable on what it takes for a child to succeed in the Texas school system, and we pride ourselves in providing the best Kindergarten preparation for your child.

INFANTS

  • Children begin learning routine through their own personal, unique schedule

  • Development of cognitive, social, and motor skills, with basic needs being met first and foremost

  • Children are guided through sensory, verbal, repetition, and play exercises to set them up for future success

EARLY FOUNDATIONS PROGRAM

  • Dunkin Academy's Early Foundations Program is our unique curriculum designed specifically for children ages 18 months to 3 years old. 

  • Focus on healthy social, cognitive, physical, and linguistic stimulation to develop each child into the unique individual they were born to be

  • Curriculum includes basic math and language arts skills

PRE-KINDERGARTEN

  • We offer programs for Pre-K 3, 4, and 5, with each curriculum building upon the last

  • Emphasizes language, literacy, phonics, writing, reading readiness, and math foundations

  • Includes our unique Curriculum Enrichment program, with weekly lessons in Spanish, Art, Music, and Creative Drama

  • Pre-K 4 and 5 begin hands-on experiences in the sciences

All programs include a daily Bible story and prayer.

Dunkin Academy - Teaching FUN-damentals!