Welcome to Accotink Academy
Thank you for your interest in Accotink Academy Preschool! We welcome you to learn more about our school and our program by looking through our website, calling our office to speak with one of our administrators, and by scheduling a virtual tour to view our facility.
Registration for the 2023-24 school year begins February 15th, 2023 and will be ongoing until the program fills.
To begin the process of registering for the upcoming school year, please submit a registration form by clicking the REGISTER NOW link and creating an account with Brightwheel. Once submitted, the office will review your application and be in touch with next steps.
Thank you for your interest in our program and we look forward to serving your family during out 58th year in the Springfield Community!
The foundation for every child’s full development, (i.e. physical, social, emotional, creative and cognitive development), unfolds before us each day. Our program is based upon the premise that each child has his or her own developmental calendar. Our teachers, therefore, recognize the needs of each child and direct their teaching practices and classroom curriculum to make learning a rewarding experience for each individual student.
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WELCOME TO ACCOTINK ACADEMY
Accotink Academy Preschool is a privately owned, independent preschool designed to teach developmentally appropriate skills that are necessary for every child to succeed at a higher level of learning. We are a balanced environment that nurtures the whole child to create the confidence and positive self-image necessary to address and excel within each new experience and challange!
ABOUT ACCOTINK ACADEMY PRESCHOOL
Accotink Academy Preschool was established in 1964. Today, more than 50 years later, we continue to proudly serve children ages 2 and nine months, through age 6.
Our program is based upon the premise that each child has his/her own developmental calendar. Our teachers, therefore, recognize the needs of each child and direct their teaching practices to make learning a rewarding experience for every student.
We are a high-quality early childhood program, which provides a safe and nurturing environment while promoting the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of young children. At Accotink Academy Preschool you and your child will experience:
▪ frequent, positive, warm interactions among teachers and
▪ planned learning activities appropriate to children’s age and
development, such as block building, painting, reading stories,
dress-up, and active outdoor play
▪ specially trained teachers and staff
▪ ongoing professional development for all staff members
▪ respect for cultural diversity
▪ a healthy and safe environment for adults and children
▪ inclusive environments
▪ regular two-way communication with parents who are welcome
visitors at all times
▪ effective administration
▪ ongoing, systematic evaluation
Children come to preschool with a love and trust that is normally shared only with the parent. That love and trust must be fostered and protected in any setting that becomes a substitute for the home. Our purpose at Accotink Academy is to do just that.
We welcome you to come and tour our program at your convenience to see first hand all the exciting activities in which the children are engaged.
In addition to the regular singing taught by the classroom teacher, there is a special music teacher who enables the children to delve deeper into different aspects of music, i.e., introduction of many musical instruments, learning to sing in different volume levels and varied tempos. The children learn to hear the beat of the song and move their bodies to that beat through marching, clapping and use of rhythm instruments.
Kindergarten classes learn to play a limited number of notes on the soprano recorder and perform simple songs.
At the preschool level, tumbling and creative movement are taught at a basic level for gross motor development. The children learn routines, creative movement and directional concepts. The children are asked to wear sneakers to school on the day that they have this special class.
Children in the 3 and 5-day classes participate in the drama program. The children are introduced to acting out familiar stories and characters. These opportunities stimulate their imagination and creativity while building self-confidence.
Conversational Spanish is taught to students enrolled in all of the five day a week classes (5-day, Jr. Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs). Spanish lessons are designed to familiarize the children with the sounds of another language. While we do not expect our students to become proficient in Spanish through this limited program, we hope that it will help lay the foundation for the future learning of other languages by teaching them to perceive sounds that are normally unfamiliar to them.