WFA Programs and Curriculum
Our program is divided into 6 classes. The program of each of these classes is specifically designed for the age group it develops. The curriculum is customized to the children in each class. The age of the children in each class is an approximation as children will generally spend the entire school year (August to May) in the same class. Class specific information is located in the Family Guide.
WFA utilizes the Creative Curriculum System developed by Teaching Strategies. This curriculum is research based and award-winning. The Creative Curriculum features exploration and discovery as a way of learning, enabling children to develop confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills.
The Creative Curriculum is based on 38 objectives for development and learning. These are fully aligned with federal and state early learning standards and integrated into each and every one of the comprehensive collection of resources that make up the system. Further, the system lends itself to individualizing curriculum to meet the needs of each child.
You can find more information on the Teaching Strategies Website at www.teachingstrategies.com.
WFA offers a summer day camp for school age children (ages 5-12, who have completed Kindergarten), off site in the heart of New Town St. Charles. Click here to learn more about Camp Glory.
We offer full and part time options. Full Time is Monday-Friday. Part Time is a Monday, Wednesday, Friday enrollment or a Tuesday,Thursday enrollment. We do not offer half days. Part Time days are set and cannot be changed. Families who wish to add days should notify the director and she will inform them of the availability. Families who wish to decrease their number of days or terminate their child's enrollment must give the center a minimum of a 4 week notice.
Children are enrolled in a classroom based on thier age and their development meeting necessary benchmarks for the class. Once a child is placed in a class, they generally remain in that class for the duration of the school year. Families will be notified 4 weeks prior to their child changing classes. During that time, they will gradually spend some time in their new class to assure a positive transition.