Child’s Routine

 
 
 The American Creed Academy

A Child’s Daily Routine for full-time 3 1/2 year-olds; 12 year-olds in residence:

The American Creed Academy, was designed at Harvard University under the stimulation of Professor Anne Roe and the guidance of other professors. The Mission of the Academy is to help parents and teachers everywhere discover and nurture the genius that exists in every child. Both religion and science now agree: “Every child is a potential genius.” See Genesis 1:26, for example.

Hours Activities
Ages 3.5 to 11  
7:00 – 8:00 am Arrive, physical exercises
8:00 Morning Devotions
8:15 A very healthy breakfast
9:00 Planning session. (Child designs daily schedule with advice of teacher.)
9:15 Choice of activities Music, crafts, tending to one’s farmette, story-telling
10:00 Outdoor games
11:00 Scholastic studies; Inventive Quotient game; Story Listening/Telling; Scientific experimentations
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Options: Rest, play, music, art, nature walk, Career Exploration outside the school (One day per week)
2:00 Team Sports
3:30 - 6:00 Rest or play or be picked up by parents.
Ages 12-18 (in Residence)  
6:00 Awake
6:15 One mile run, plus calisthenics
7:00 Shower, morning hygiene
7:45 Morning Devotions
8:15 A very healthy breakfast
9:00 Planning session. (Student designs daily schedule with advice of teacher.)
9:15 Choice of activities Music, crafts, tending to one’s farmette, story-telling
10:00 Mathematics Hour
11:00 Science Hour
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Options: Rest, play, music, art, Language study
2:00 Team Sports
3:30 -6:00 Rest or Study
6:00 Dinner
7:00 Team Learning Concept Meetings
9:00 Lights out

Notes

Mr. Yoshifumi Yokomine in Kagoshima, Japan, a businessman, bought a preschool to satisfy his interest in children’s education. He quickly discovered that even five-year-old Japanese children were often bored by traditional classroom activities. He then instituted Nature Walks, more music, more athletic activities and reduced the time devoted to traditional classroom exercises. His students’ scholastic scores exceed the Japanese norms. This Academy anchors itself to religious institutions to reverse the secularization of our cultures. Experience at three universities, Harvard, University of the South Pacific in Fiji and the University of Advancing Technology in Arizona demonstrated that student learning efficiency increases by 20% to 40% if the students form teams of six with each tutoring the others. New research has established that teen-agers need more than 8 hours of sleep.

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