Early Childhood School

The Early Childhood School (Cub Academy-Kindergarten) is where it all begins at Pulaski Academy! It is a warm and happy place where each day is designed to provide the foundation for success in PA’s college preparatory curriculum. The focus of our program offering is a Reggio Emilia inspired curriculum that provides opportunities for early childhood students to increase their critical thinking skills in every aspect of our program throughout the day.  

Highlights

  • Our program includes regularly scheduled integrated studies which include Spanish, music, art, physical education/movement, library, and STEAM, each taught by teachers that are specifically trained in these disciplines.
  • Students visit our STEAM Lab where subjects are approached using sensory and practical techniques, which allow for a fun, engaging and age-appropriate experience.  Cub – 3-year-olds attend once a week and 4-year-olds- Kindergarteners attend twice a week.
  • Each Cub – Kindergarten classroom has a lead teacher and assistant teacher, which allows for a low student/teacher ratio and time for individualized attention.
  •  Our teachers complete quarterly individualized assessments to inform developmental progress of each student. 
  • We highly value our close working relationships with our families. This partnership is fostered through ongoing, personal communication as well as multiple conferences each year.
  •  Collaborative grade level teaching teams work together to build continuity and wide perspective in planning curriculum and programming.
  • Ongoing faculty professional development ensuring relevant and timely best practice application of research-based teaching strategies and curriculum development.
  •  Specialized learning support guided by expert faculty for students needing specified learning accommodations.
  • We thoroughly enjoy being a part of the larger school community.  The ECS participate in fun and engaging activities such as pep rallies, author visits, plays, concerts, senior brothers and sisters and more!

List of 3 members.

  • Noel Brewster 

    Head of ECS and Lower School
    (501) 604-1919
    Southern Arkansas University - B.Ed.
    Southern Arkansas University - M.Ed.
  • Tiffany Knight 

    Assistant Head of LS/Director of ECS
    (501) 604-0024
    University of Arkansas Fayetteville - B.S.E.
    University of Arkansas Fayetteville - M.A.T.
  • Amy Walker 

    ECS Administrative Assistant
    (501) 604-1930
    Centenary College - B.A