Tutor Time® Lifesmart™ Curriculum

The principles of the Tutor Time® LifeSmart™ curriculum follow the guidelines for developmentally appropriate practice set forth by national accrediting associations. Our curriculum is based on extensive research and inspired by the work of respected development and /early education theorists. We've arranged these multiple intelligences into eight distinct ways that children can be intelligent, or our eight "Smarts."

WordSmart: Likes to read, write and tell stories and excels at learning and using new words.

MathSmart: Explores patterns and numbers, and enjoys figuring out how things work.

BodySmart: Uses body language, loves to move and play sports, excels at dancing and other physical activity.

DesignSmart: "The visualizer" loves to understand maps, draw, build, design and create.

MusicSmart: Has a natural sense of rhythm, and enjoys singing, playing instruments and listening to music.

NatureSmart: Likes to be outside and care for living things.

PeopleSmart: "The socializer" likes to work in groups, pretend to be someone else, and is sensitive to the feelings of others.

MeSmart: Likes to be introspective, is in-tune with their personal feelings and thoughts, and enjoys working alone.

Our classrooms include learning centers chock full of ways children explore and investigate all eight areas, and to build problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Tutor Time teachers enhance these experiences with group activities that focus on various curricular themes. Our curriculum gives children the tools they need to grow and develop into the leaders of tomorrow. Along with a strong emphasis on math and literacy skills, our programs give children a framework they can use throughout school, which enhances their love of learning.

Tutor Time is one of the few early education providers who conducts a formal assessment of its curriculum. Using Galileo--an online tool developed by Assessment Technology, Inc.--we evaluate the progress of thousands of children enrolled in our programs. Results showed that children attending Tutor Time made substantial gains in their learning and development, and have the educational skills needed for a successful transition into kindergarten. In fact, it showed that in just 6 months, children in our programs made gains usually expected after a full year.

A recent press release from our corporate office as it relates to the progress of Tutor Time children enrolled in our educational programs can be found here:

Tutor Time incorporates this world renowned curriculum into their child care options for every family including programs for infants , toddlers , preschoolers , kindergartners , and school age children. For more information on our programs, visit our educational programs by age group .