The ABC Little School believes that all students well prepared for the future must be inquisitive and self-reliant with the ability to acquire knowledge independently by exercising sound judgment. Through the intrinsic relationship between the school and the home, the Academy gives the students a sense of the future in the direction toward academic success.
All children enrolled will participate in various activities such as: academics, arts and crafts, music lesson once a week and computer classes twice a week (included with tuition).
18-24 months (Studio City and Van Nuys campuses only)
We provide children at this age with nurturing environment fostering a sense of security for toddlers with their first school experience. We guide them through understanding the world around them through verbal communication, sensory activities, story telling and music exploration.
Basic introduction to colors, shapes and beginning numbers are taught through learning games, stories, dancing and singing. Our program includes art exploration introducing a variety of mediums such as pasting, collage, and finger painting. We provide manipulative activities to develop eye-hand coordination, small motor skills and problem-solving skills through play dough, block building, hook–together toys and classifying objects. Developing an awareness of other children and people in their environment are a part of the toddler’s day.
Toilet training, sharing and elementary cleanup tasks are learned. Curriculum focuses on: Oral communication, alphabet and number recognition, vocabulary expansion, color and animal recognition, an extension of objects and body parts recognition, food identification, table manners, elementary craft participation (i.e. coloring, painting & pasting). Storytelling and music and movement are practiced on a daily basis.
Activities have more emphasis on identification of color, shapes, numbers, as well as verbal and visual recognition of the alphabet. Craft activity involvement is geared toward direction following with the use of small motor skills (i.e. cutting, coloring between lines, pasting and painting). Teacher introduces classroom discussion and encourages individual participation. Music and movement are continued on a daily basis. Introduction to computers, clocks and time telling are begun. The child is encouraged to assume responsibility to others as well as his surroundings.
Children are introduced to a classroom situation. Problem areas are worked on individually. Children continue their language / vocabulary development. Visual word and number recognition with associated reinforcement backup is introduced. Children are involved in dramatic play, music and movement exercises and computer classes. Holiday customs and origins are explored, as well as elementary nature / science studies.
The program consists of reinforcing and expanding knowledge previously acquired in Pre-Kindergarten (four year olds). In the area of Language Arts, phonics, rhyming, initial and final consonants, vowel sounds, and beginning reading are introduced. Mathematics, consisting of identifying and extending patterns, numbers and set recognition 1-100, understanding the meaning and use of +, -, = signs, understanding single digit addition and subtraction is included. Social Studies are taught in the areas of self-concepts, the five senses, and days of the week, the months of the year, understanding a globe, and demonstrating an understanding of current events. Exploring seasons, plants, health habits and germ awareness are taught through experimentation in our study of Science and Health. Music, Art and Computer lab give the children an opportunity for self expression and creativity. Our goal is to help each child feel comfortable, confident and positive about him / herself as a student. NEW! Track your child’s progress through uniquely designed web page
In addition, we offer optional extra-curricular activities held by skilled professionals that take place in our school on a weekly basis: dance, karate and gymnastics.
NEW! We now offer Science Classes!
In First Grade the children are introduced to a facet of language arts including blends, finals blends and digraphs. Identifying base words compound words, syllables, spelling and writing simple stories. Reading skills are enhanced and enriched. Mathematics involving recognizing more and less and the symbols that represents them. Counting by 2′s, 5′s, and 10′s. Knowing and solving double-digit addition and subtraction. Writing and solving number sentences from word problems. A continuation of social studies, science and health are explored. Music art and computer lab are included in the First Grade school year.
The children in Second Grade begin the school year with review of important skills acquired in First Grade. Language arts continue with reading and spelling development. New topics are introduced such as consonants digraphs, plurals, suffixes and dictionary skills. In the area of mathematics, place value, time and money concepts are included. Multiplication and division, fractions and decimals are explored. Social studies, health and science, computer are explored through experimentation and independent study.
For children enrolled in our Elementary Program we include extended hours before and after their regular school schedule. During these hours the children are involved in center based activities organized games and free play.