Educational Curriculum

The HighScope Curriculum emphasizes adult-child interaction, a carefully designed learning environment and a plan-do-review process that strengthens initiative and self-reliance in children and young people.

The teachers and students are both active in shaping the educational experience.

The HighScope Preschool Curriculum is based on more than 50 years of research on early childhood development and has been validated by direct evaluation of the curriculum. The HighScope framework for understanding and supporting children’s learning is based on 58 key developmental indicators (KDIs), which are aligned with national and state early learning standards, Common Core State Standards, and the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework.

This curriculum provides a  balanced approach for young learners and their teachers. The HighScope Curriculum integrates all aspects of child and youth development. Using research–validated strategies, this approach enhances each young person’s growth in the foundations of academics as well as in social-emotional, physical, and creative areas. By adopting the HighScope Curriculum – and learning to use it effectively – thousands of educators and caregivers worldwide are making a difference in the lives of children, youth, and families. 

Many of the activities that HighScope teachers do in the classroom or center can also be done at home. For example, families can provide many different learning materials, often using everyday objects that cost little or nothing. Families can encourage their children to make plans, carry them out, and talk about what they have learned from the experience. Our goal is to provide the absolute best educational foundation available to our children, to ensure they thrive.

Our Programs

6 Weeks - 18 Months


 At Nene’s Little Angels, we promise you that your baby will receive the best in care, hugs, and interaction with our teachers. In the early years, it is important to establish that deep emotional connection that babies should share with their primary caregivers. Our caregivers hold crucial influence on your child’s personal development. This development also forms the foundation on which a child builds future relationships.

18 months - 2.5 years


By now your child is familiar with the world around them are ready for some independent thought. Toddlers love to explore, touch and taste things. They love play, jump, and move around. For, those reasons we build learning opportunities that enhance individuality, problem solving, self-regulation and engagement, all while learning through play.
2.5 years - 4 years


Our Preschoolers, at this learning stage, have established a great foundation in their educational development. They are ripe and ready to learn new things and will understand and communicate through words both spoken and written. They have a large vocabulary and express themselves by participating in conversations with their peers and 1-on-1 interaction with their teachers. 

4 years - 5 years


We want to offer the best learning fundamentals for all of our Pre-K students. The Great Start Readiness Program (GRSP), was developed under a grant awarded by the Michigan Department of Education. We take advantage of this valuable program and all it offers to help in your child’s preparation for school.