In order to achieve our Vision, we will constantly seek ways to improve while adhering to our founding philosophies and Core Knowledge roots by:
Following the Core Knowledge Sequence for Preschool Curriculum in order to maintain consistency in curriculum quality, set expectations for staff and monitor student progress and needs.
Maintaining small class sizes in order to provide individualized instruction and the highest quality learning experience for our students.
Hiring only teachers certified in Early Childhood Education.
Providing ongoing professional development and enrichment to staff.
Our Board of Directors, Preschool Director, RMAE Director, Faculty, Staff, and Parents work together to form this partnership in the development and education of each child who enters our school.
It is the vision of the Preschool at Rocky Mountain Academy to be a leader in preschool education in our local and regional community, providing a positive, challenging and empowering environment that nurtures the whole child and provides each student with a social and academic foundation on which to thrive through kindergarten and beyond.
RMAE Core Virtues
During the school year, RMAE focuses on character education across all grade levels, with a goal of cultivating character through the promotion of basic moral, civic, and intellectual virtues.
RMAE Core Virtues represent common ground, and do not include controversial social or political agendas. Coupled with the Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence, we are able to put something solid, sequenced, and specific in the hands of our preschool teachers.
The Preschool at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen is a Friends of Core Knowledge preschool. Our preschool incorporates an explicit set of competencies to strive for the premise that knowledge builds on knowledge.
There is no guessing with Core Knowledge; it challenges our preschoolers while maintaining developmentally appropriate practices with pre-defined goals and teacher accountability. Coupled with Core Values, our curriculum benefits preschoolers – these benefits continue through a child’s academic journey.