K-7 Lower Campus Preparatory Program | Broward County, FL
The goal of our K-7th grade program is to provide our students with the academic, cognitive skills, social skills, and self confidence to succeed at the next level. As importantly, we do not overwhelm them with homework and standardized testing while they are mastering these necessary skills and instead focus on their enjoyment of school and their desire to learn.
AEF Schools offers a Primary Learning Center (PLC) for grades first through second. The PLC offers students an enriched learning environment where the teaching staff strive to reach each student’s needs. The PLC offers individualized learning goals and differentiated instruction all within a warm and nurturing environment.
PLC students experience an open and collaborative classroom environment with increased freedom to navigate their setting while building core academic, cognitive, social, and self regulatory skills including:
- Reading / Reading Comprehension
- Numerical Concepts
- Writing, Fluency, and Perspective
- Independent Work
- Time Management
- Making and Keeping Friends
- Sharing and Turn Taking
- Following Directions
- Minding Their Own Business
- Being Respectful of Staff and Peers
PLC students are placed in ability groups where they work on their own individual academic program. As each student progresses within their ability group they are encouraged to move onto the next skill level. The PLC offers an intense reading, writing, and math skill program. We also offer social skills, art, dance, physical education, science, and social studies. The PLC offers a loving, caring, and family environment for your child.
PLC students are provided three 25 minute minute breaks throughout the day. These breaks allow the students a chance to snack/eat, run around, get fresh air, and reset before the next academic session. Students of this age CANNOT be expected to sit in a classroom for 7 hours with a 25 minute break. Instead they need to be taught to focus and function for specific periods of time, take a break, and prepare for the next instructional period.
AEF Schools offers an Intermediate Elementary School Program, which includes 3rd and 4th. The program continues to build on the foundational skills mastered in our PLC with a stronger academic focus.
3rd and 4th grade classrooms are more traditional in their physical layout. The core elementary curriculum continues with increased instruction targeting working independently and working within a time frame. Our program focuses on Language Arts and Math skills but also incorporates COGMOTICS (AEF’s proprietary lessons targeting cognitive, life, and social skills), Art, Information Technology, Physical Education, Dance, Science and Social Studies. This is to ensure that students are fully prepared for middle school.
We believe each individual has their own unique learning style and therefore offer whole group, small group, and individualized instruction to accommodate the various needs of each scholar. In collaboration with the family, we help provide a solid foundation which stimulates a lifelong passion for growth and learning. Together, we embrace, educate, and empower our scholars to become upstanding members/citizens of the community.