EARLY ACADEMY

Director’s Welcome

Hello and welcome! My name is Salena Power and I am the Director of Classical Preparatory Early Academy. I have always had a passion for working with children and was eager to assist Classical Prep’s founder, Mrs. Anne Corcoran, in starting our Early Academy in 2015. It has been exciting to see our program grow from 33 scholars to over 150 in three short years.

The mission of Classical Preparatory Early Academy is to provide a nurturing environment with a strong foundation for lifelong learning through hands-on experiences within our curriculum. We are dedicated to helping each child reach his/her highest academic potential by using his/her passion for learning as the foundation on their journey through education. I strongly believe in this mission and strive to ensure that the scholars at Early Academy are instilled with a love of learning by equipping them with the tools of a classical education. Students find joy in learning through songs, memorization, and hands-on learning.

I have had the blessing of being with my husband for the last 26 years. We have three beautiful children. I am a DIY project fanatic. Though I was born and raised a New Yorker, I now love the Floridian weather.

I am eager to watch your child(ren) grow at Classical Prep Early Academy.

 

Salena R. Power

Director

Early Academy

ADDRESS:
12306 State Road 52, Hudson, FL 34699

PHONE:
727-379-0437

PRE-K3 AND VPK ENROLLMENT FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

Please contact Classical Prep’s Early Academy at (727) 379-0437 for more information.

Early Academy's Four Goals

1

Equip scholars with the tools to access the written word as soon as possible in the following three ways.

Teaching of emergent and early literacy skills like phonemic awareness, letter names, and sounds using explicit and systematic instruction.

Exposing scholars to the rich vocabulary and complex ideas of classic tales, especially fairy tales from around the world. Vocabulary acquisition is directly linked to reading comprehension.

Feeding their imagination with the rich language and ideas of timeless poetry through reading aloud and memorization. This exposure to new and creative ideas increases future reading comprehension.

2

Equip scholars with basic mathematical concepts so they have a strong foundation going forward into higher math, thus equipping them to think in logical and complex patterns.

The school uses kindergarten Saxon math so that when students enter kindergarten they are ready for 1st grade Saxon math.
3

Instill a love of learning.

Scholars want and need to learn actual content. Currently, there’s a popular belief that since computers have made information accessible, people can just look things up. Therefore, why learn facts? Research reveals this is a fallacy. If one must look up a fact, complex thinking is much more difficult because the mind is now occupied with finding a fact, rather than higher level processing. In addition, scholars actually want to learn content. Without it, learning becomes dull. Therefore, all curricula – Early Academy included – overflow with engaging content knowledge.

Not all content is equal. At Classical Prep’s Early Academy, we select age-appropriate content that has been tried and found to be true, good, and beautiful. We read timeless stories with lovely illustrations; we listen to classic symphonies; we look at excellent art; we commit to memory the lyrical words of enduring poetry. Why waste time on anything else? These kids are worth it.

4

Train the memory

Studies have proven that memory is a muscle that grows stronger with use. Allowing children to begin exercising this muscle at an early age gives them an edge in life. Memorization items at Classical Prep’s Early Academy include: poetry, songs, rhymes, scientific and historical facts, geography, and knowledge of the arts.

Meet the Staff

Our teachers are committed to the highest standards of excellence in the classroom, ensuring the quality of your student’s education.

Upcoming Events

We have a lot going on with the Early Academy. Take a moment to see what events are coming up.

Supply List 2018-2019

We ask that the parents provide the needed supplies for your student to have the best education experience possible.