OVERVIEWVillage East Gifted (VEG) believes that gifted toddlers are like "old souls". They understand concepts beyond their years, use vocabulary words they were never taught, remember almost every event and person they have ever encountered, possess deep sensitivities and have an extraordinarily-astute intuition. Accordingly, VEG begins teaching its enrichment program as early as two years of age when learning comes easily and new knowledge is seldom forgotten. Through VEG's unique dialectical practices, our students learn to verbally articulate their complex thoughts before they have even mastered the written word. VEG teaches its students and their families to "never underestimate the abilities of gifted children".
METHODOLOGYVEG implements a "100% Academic" curriculum facilitating the development of appropriate learning activities motivated by each student's academic level. Since some participants already know all their shapes, colors, numbers, letters and sight words and others are still developing these skills, "VEG "teaches up", not "down" to the highest level of comprehension in each class.
CURRICULUMThe Pre-CORE curriculum, for ages 2-3, covers the following simplified components of the CORE curriculum: SAT/ACT vocabulary, Latin word roots, early reading skills, geography, sign language, biology activities, earth science, meteorology, early math concepts, basic geometry, dialectical writing, "hands-on" grammar, lateral thinking, early logic, time concepts, spatial reasoning, blueprint patterning, memory development, and a unique, foundational architectural curriculum.