Here at Tree of Life Christian Academy we are a bilingual school using two (2) curriculums. We use the ABEKA and the HIGH SCOPE curriculum while immersing the children in the Spanish language. We believe a successful education is centered on curriculum. The ABEKA curriculum has been used internationally for over 50 years. Scholastically reading is half the battle for preschoolers. ABEKA has a six-step program to teach reading skills by using a phonetic approach. As the reading skills develop, the four main elements of reading proficiency are emphasized- dictation, fluency, expression, and comprehension. Learning letter sounds and special sounds (there are 132 of these) in a fun way prepare our students to pronounce words accurately. The HIGH SCOPE curriculum is incorporated into the curriculum as well. The HIGH SCOPE Preschool Curriculum is the component of HIGH SCOPE researched-based system of education for the preschool and infant—toddler years. The curriculum has a set of teaching practices for adults, content areas for children, assessment tools to measure teaching behaviors and children’s progress, and a training model to help adults use the curriculum to support children’s development. Active learning the curriculum is based on the belief that children learn best through “active learning,” direct, hands-on experiences with people, objects, events, and ideas. Children are encouraged to "construct" their own knowledge by pursuing their personal interests and goals, guided by a trained adults who understand the important of learning areas for children in the preschool years. Active learning is central to all activities in the program, whether planned by adults or initiated by children. Teachers give children a sense of control over the events of the day by planning a consistent daily routine that enables children to anticipate what happens next.