Golden Path Academy Pathways Curriculum is based on the best practices that integrate the works of early child development theorists Erick Erickson, Jean Piaget, and Lev Vygotsky. We believe that children learn best through hands-on experience and by providing those experiences in a safe, structured environment, they will grow to their maximum potential. Our Christ-centered approach allows the children of Golden Path to discover the lifelong values of love and kindness.
Pathways Curriculum follows the guidelines for developmentally appropriate practices set forth by the Virginia Early Learning Development Standards.
Developmental Domain Concentrations
Social/ Emotional Development– As our primary focus, Golden Path emphasizes the development of a strong, healthy self-concept for children to build an understanding of their emotions. Lending to increased self-regulation and behavior within the framework of positive, responsive relationships with others. Through these skills we will incorporate an understanding of the Christian faith and teachings, using this as the foundation to promote and build character.
Approach to Learning- Golden Path will emphasize on building your child’s interest in learning. Relating to all temperaments, in order to develop positive attitudes, habits and styles that reflect the many ways that children involve themselves in learning.
Language and Literacy– Golden Path will provide opportunity for your child’s understanding the meaning and structure of words and sentences. We will develop how your child uses words to convey a message and how they understand and use printed materials.
Cognitive Development– Golden Path will inspire your child’s acquisition of information and understanding about basic concepts, natural phenomena, and social interactions and functions.
The Arts– Golden Path has an enhanced curriculum that includes dance arts, music, theatre arts, and visual arts through which young children develop independence, self-esteem, and self-expression and through which they integrate other domains such as mathematics, science, cultural histories, language, and social cooperation.
Physical Development– Golden Path will encourage the development of fine and gross motor skills through a relatively predictable sequence, with good health practices that foster the knowledge and skills needed to thrive physically.