Curriculum and Development

IvyPrep is an engaging, researched-based curriculum developed by Ivy Kids Early Learning Center.Our multiple intelligence-based curriculum is inspired by the work of Dr. Howard Garnder; we encourage well-roundedness and promote academic excellence through our active learning methodology.

Music Smart



High understanding of songs, patterns, rhythms, instruments and musical expression.

Enjoy: Rhyming, singing, playing instruments
Need: Background music, instruments, sing-alongs

Picture Smart



Think in pictures, remember visual details, grasp physical relation of objects and space, skilled in building.

Enjoy: Designing, drawing, visualizing, decorating
Need: Charts, graphs, maps, art, puzzles, costumes

Logic Smart



Aptitude for numbers, reasoning, problem solving, abstract thought.

Enjoy: Experimenting, questioning, problem solving
Need: Exploration, science materials, mental challenges

People Smart



People oriented and outgoing, work well cooperatively, talkative, caring.

Enjoy: Organizing, relaxing, manipulating
Need: Friends, group games, social gatherings

Self Smart



Especially in touch with their own personal feelings, values, & ideas, intuitive.

Enjoy: Dreaming, meditating, setting goals
Need: Self-paced projects, alone time, quiet spaces

Word Smart



Strength in the language arts, speaking, writing, reading, listening.

Enjoy: Reading, writing, word games
Need: Books, writing tools, dialogues

Nature Smart



Love the outdoors, animals, natural materials, pick up on subtle differences.

Enjoy: Classifying, nature walks, animals, earth materials
Need: Outdoor experiences, natural elements, involving plants & animals, physical science, cooking

Body Smart



Excel in activity, games, movement, hands-on tasks, building, tactile /sensory experiences.

Enjoy: Engaging the whole body in physical games
Need: Sports, dance, dramatization, tactile items

Musical Smart

Musical

High understanding of songs, patterns, rhythms, instruments and musical expression.

Enjoy: Rhyming, singing, playing instruments
Need: Background music, instruments, sing-alongs



Body Smart

Kinesthetic/Bodily

Excel in activity, games, movement, hands-on
Tasks, building, tactile /sensory experiences
Enjoy: engaging the whole body in physical games
Need: sports, dance, dramatization, tactile items



Nature Smart

Naturalistic

Love the outdoors, animals, natural materials,
Pick up on subtle differences
Enjoy: classifying, nature walks, animals, earth materials
Need: outdoor experiences, natural elements,
Involving plants & animals, physical science, cooking



Picture Smart

Visual

Think in pictures, remember visual details, grasp physical
Relation of objects and space, skilled in assembly
Enjoy: designing, drawing, visualizing, decorating
Need: charts, graphs, maps, art, puzzles, costumes



People Smart

Interpersonal

People oriented and outgoing, work well
Cooperatively, talkative, caring
Enjoy: organizing, relaxing, manipulating
Need: friends, group games, social gatherings



Self Smart

Interpersonal

Especially in touch with their own personal feelings,
Values, & ideas, intuitive
Enjoy: dreaming, meditating, setting goals
Need: self-paced projects, alone time, quiet spaces



Logic Smart

Logical/Mathematical

Aptitude for numbers, reasoning,
Problem solving, abstract thought
Enjoy: experimenting, questioning,
Problem solving
Need: exploration, science materials,
Mental challenges



Word Smart

Lingustic/Verbal

Strength in the language arts,
Speaking, writing, reading, listening
Enjoy: reading, writing, word games
Need: books, writing tools, dialogues



World Changers Program

Our students learn about leaders from the present and past who have made changes in their local community and the world at large. Through our lesson plans, we instill basic values and character building at an early age. By educating our students on fundamental values and the history of important men and women, we hope to ignite the spark that will inspire them to change the world for the better.