about sandbox

What is our purpose, philosophy and programs?

purpose

Our goal at Sandbox Academy is to teach preschool-aged children the academic and social skills they will need to be successful in kindergarten. We accomplish this through activities designed to meet the same educational results of a brick and mortar preschool.

philosophy

The programs at Sandbox Academy are purposefully designed to stimulate your child’s creativity. Your child will benefit from our programs as they are introduced to and gain a strong understanding of beginning academic and social concepts. Our program is designed to use hands-on activities for about an hour per day so your child still has plenty of time for exploration and play. We strongly believe that children learn through free exploration, but with our society’s fast paced schooling environment, it is essential our children have formal learning opportunities prior to entering kindergarten. Sandbox Academy provides the ideal combination of structured learning and unobstructed play, giving your child the tools he or she needs to succeed in kindergarten.

PROGRAMS

lil’ explorers (2-3 yrs. old)

Students of the Lil’ Explorer program are refining their understanding of previously familiarized concepts, while also being introduced to more advanced skills. Examples of learning outcomes for Lil’ Explorers include following two-step directions, understanding the values of small numbers, and engaging in problem solving activities.

lil’ creators (4-5 yrs. old)

Students of the Lil’ Creator program have a firm grasp on the basics and are ready to start mastering the skills needed to succeed in kindergarten. Learning outcomes for Lil’ Creators include using writing materials to write or draw, constructing models to represent their imagination and objects in their environment, and building tools to solve problems.