About Us

Our Preschool

Naples Preschool Academy’s facility is a state-of-the-art facility specifically designed for preschool age children.

It is a 10,000 square-foot building under air conditioning with eight fully equipped classrooms and ample space.

There is an indoor playground “Village” designed for toddlers to play, pretend, and have lots of fun in a colorful, safe place. The “Village” is also used to celebrate birthdays, and to have fun extra-curricular activities such as Magic Shows and Pet Shows and many other fun activities. The “Village” is also a learning center as it is equipped with state of the art media equipment to reinforce Early Learning Experiences as well as to show instructional media and documentaries.

NPA has two fully equipped playgrounds and a large Garden where children conduct some of their outdoor science and gardening projects. Total
outdoor area is approximately 6,000 square feet. NPA’s Outdoor playgrounds have a large shade structure which blocks 99.7% of all Ultra-Violet (UV) rays of our Florida sunshine.

The safety and security of our children is our number one priority. NPA’s facility is equipped with 16 surveillance cameras, a secured access door and parents biometric check-in station.

Our Curriculum

NPA’s curriculum is based on the latest research concerning developmentally appropriate practices in childhood education. We believe in providing a quality learning environment that is child-centered. Our goal is to prepare each child for future success in school. Here are some components of our curriculum:

Teacher-Child relationships are valued. Our teachers interact with our children in meaningful ways, encouraging them to try new things, demonstrate respect for their efforts, and praising them by validating their achievements.

Social-Emotional skills are taught. Our curriculum supports each child’s growth and development in these critical areas by teaching respect, turn taking and sharing, and working cooperatively in both large and small group situations. The children also learn how to deal with their own emotions and relate and show empathy for others.

Constructive, Purposeful Play. It has long been acknowledged that for the young child, their play is their work. Children learn so much through creative, open-ended activities in the interest areas of the room: blocks, dramatic play area, art, and outside play.

Language and Literacy. Children need to become very comfortable with the alphabet, both in writing and identifying the sounds of each letter. Children will learn book awareness to promote a love of reading through quality children’s literature choices. Phonological skills prepare a child for pre-reading, and we use poetry and rhymes to help develop a rich vocabulary.

Math and Science. Children will develop a strong foundation in math and science through discovery, experimentation, and analysis. The tangible materials used in the activities help the children learn to count, pattern, and problem solve. In science, we use units of study that are of high interest to children: trees, nature, animals, dinosaurs, recycling, cooking, buildings, balls, and gardening.

The Arts. At NPA our children are exposed to various types of music and art. We used a variety of materials to cut, glue, paint, mold, to promote creativity and learning. Through creative movement, children learn balance, motor skills, and rhythm. The children learn to participate in the performing arts. We give our children opportunities throughout the year to show their families what they have learned through musical performances that include singing, dancing, and rhythm instruments.

Social Studies. Our social studies starts with learning about our school community. Our “I Am Special” unit helps children learn to appreciate diversity in their world. Next we learn about our community here in Naples, our community’s helpers, the environment, countries and cultures, and languages.

Our Teachers

Our teachers are true professionals in the area of early education. All teachers complete an extensive training period and are responsible for increasing their skills by continuing education and attending seminars that are appropriate for their age groups.

Our staff goes through a rigorous screening, local background check, federal fingerprint and criminal background checks. Additionally prior employment checks and verifications are conducted. All of our employees must take the Department of Children and Family (DCF) mandated minimum 45 hours introductory training and childcare module training.

Furthermore, our employees must have at least 10 hours a year of in-service classes taken. Most of our employees have obtained the Florida Child Care Professional Credential Certificate (FCCPC) which involves over 600 hours of child care specific training. Over 60% of our teachers have received the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid Training.

Our teachers are required to maintain a continuing education program by attending workshops and training offered by the Early Learning Coalition (ELC) of South West Florida and the DCF.

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