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Why is Play part of the Davie Academy Program?

Children need caring and responsive relationships through which they learn, play, and develop.

In Davie Academy, learning is seized through play and inquiry-based activities based on the child’s age, development, and setting.

“Playing is learning” and this is the DAVIE ACADEMY way of introducing children to school in the early years.

Our Activities

Music

The integration of music is done on a daily basis. Children learn sounds, letters, shapes, days of the week, seasons and holidays for circle time routines as well as language acquisition and pronunciation skills. Music allows for children to enjoy learning while gaining memorization techniques based on patterns and notes within the music.
Infants - Children 5 years of age
Daily

Meals

Allowing children to have healthy daily meals does not only benefit the growth and development of the child but has an effect on the child's ability to learn. Children focus and develop better listening skills when they are eating healthy meals. Davie Academy serves daily lunches.
Toddlers - Children 5 years of Age
Daily

Lunch

Allowing children to have healthy daily meals does not only benefit the growth and development of the child but has an effect on the child's ability to learn. Children focus and develop better listening skills when they are eating healthy meals. Davie Academy serves daily lunches.
Toddlers - Children 5 years of Age
Daily

Movement

Movement is a vital part of development for young children. Allowing for children to dance, run, jump and crawl promotes gross motor development which in turn allows for children to gain life skills. Movement is encouraged during the instructional day with interactive lessons, as well as during outdoor activities which are scheduled in the morning and in the afternoon for each child.
Infants - Children 5 years of age
Daily

Literacy

Early literacy is crucial for reading and writing skills for young learners. Literacy impacts language skills and begins with print awareness and phonics.
Infants - Children Ages 5 Years Old
Daily

Art

The skills gained within activities which are creative and interactive begin with fine motor development, allowing children to practice their pincer grasp, decoding colors, shapes and textures, and much much more. Art is practiced, appreciated and promoted within each aspect of life within Davie Academy. Beginning with take-home weekly projects and shared collaborations, art is always a part of our curriculum.
Infants - Children 5 years of age
Daily