Our curriculum begins in our 2 year-old and 3 year-old classrooms with the use of the Sonday program. The Sonday curriculum teaches early essential skills while leaving time in the lesson to practice fluency and comprehension (2010, Winsor Learning, Inc.). Our staff works with your child to prepare them for their big day in Pre-K.
Desert Heights introduced our new reading program SRA Imagine It!, formally known as SRA Open Court, in the 2009-2010 school year, beginning in pre-kindergarten. Imagine It is a comprehensive, core reading program that addresses the five key elements of literacy: phonemic awareness, explicit and systematic phonics instruction, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Imagine It includes instruction in reading, language arts, spelling, grammar, writing, and penmanship. With SRA Imagine It! students not only “acquire the skills, knowledge, and strategies they need to become skilled readers and writers …they understand the meaning and purpose of what they are learning” (What is Imagine It; Benefits, 2007). For additional information, click here to access the At Home link.