Our three-year-old classroom environment encourages your child to explore and learn. Through language and literacy, we introduce high-quality literature to promote a love of reading. Children are taught math skills by introducing them to numbers, including sorting, grouping, and counting, as well as more advanced skills. Group time allows your child to talk, listen, share, take turns, cooperate, interact with friends, and learn the value of giving and receiving feedback. Creativity and imagination through dramatic play and music, and art activities give your child the opportunity to express their ideas to build confidence, independence, and imagination.
Our Core Knowledge curriculum helps build a strong foundation for later learning and opens doors to effective participation and mutual understanding in the wider society. With this knowledge-based schooling, our three years are provided with the physical, social, linguistic, and cognitive aspects of development, thus creating well-rounded learners.
We believe that wearing uniforms helps children share a sense of belonging and camaraderie. This feeling of Ohana and unity helps create school spirit, as well as a sense of community. Our lightweight, comfortable uniforms come in four fun color choices. These beautiful uniforms are custom-made in Hawaii, especially for our students.
What are your teacher qualifications?
All Pineapple Cove Academy teachers meet or exceed the state requirements for child care providers. We also require ongoing professional training that all staff must complete annually. In order to maintain our high safety standards, all staff are also required to hold first-aid and CPR training. Furthermore, a level 2 background screening is required on all staff before employment begins.
Are meals served or should I pack my child a lunch?
Pineapple Cove Academy has a full kitchen and provides each child with a healthy breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack.
What if my child has food allergies?
If your child has a food allergy you will work closely with the director to create a Plan of Care. This agreement will outline our commitment to keep your child safe.
What do I need to provide from home?
Pineapple Cove Academy provides each child with their own comfortable crib & sheet. We ask parents to provide their baby’s diapers, wipes, & ointment.
How do you communicate with parents?
Pineapple Cove Academy utilizes a mobile app called Tadpoles Parents. Through this application parents will receive daily photos, reports, and important meal & diapering information.
What if my child gets sick while at the academy?
Upon enrollment all parents are provided with our Exclusion Policy which outlines when your toddler should stay home, as well as why we would call you to pick your child up from the academy.
Do you have cameras in the classrooms?
Safety is paramount at Pineapple Cove Academy. Therefore; each classroom, playground, and common area is equipped with cameras. If you are ever interested in viewing footage, simply make an appointment with the academy’s director.
What is your discipline policy?
All Pineapple Cove Academy teachers have been trained in positive discipline methods. We encourage positive guidance and teach our students to use calm breathing techniques when a situation has become escalated. We encourage the children to use these self-calming exercises in the provided Safe Place area. A more complete discipline policy will be provided upon enrollment.
Will my child’s progress be assessed?
Yes, our three year teachers assess each student in the fall and spring to determine each child’s specific learning needs.
Is Pineapple Cove Academy accredited?
Yes, Pineapple Cove Academy is accredited through APPLE (Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment). In general, early childhood programs that are APPLE. accredited have demonstrated a commitment to providing high quality programs for young children and their families.
The accreditation process requires each school to meet specific quality standards in areas such as interactions among teachers and children, staff to child ratios, developmental appropriateness of the curriculum, staff qualifications, health and safety, and administration.
It also requires schools to undergo a validation process to verify their compliance with APPLE guidelines which may be more stringent than state licensing requirements.
If you would like to learn more about APPLE Visit www.faccm.com website.