One of the foundation building blocks at Oakcrest Preparatory Academy is Character Education. Our character components are: Responsibility, Respect, Caring, Fairness, Trustworthiness and Citizenship. Seven Habits of Happy Kids is core components of our Character Education Programs.
The 7 Habits of Happy Kids by Sean Covey assists our students ages 2+ with time proven principles and concepts of good character traits. This program works with characters and stories to teach children how to be proactive, positive thinkers and broad thinkers and how to look at each situation as a win-win. The stories and tools teach children how working together can make each of them a better person. The program is very much discussion driven with lots of interactive group conversation related to each story line and morale of each tale. Several of the components are having a plan, work comes before play, everyone can win, listen before speaking, together is better and balance is best.
Character Education for our after-schoolers is more comprehensive than our Preschool program. Our after-school kids work with Cooperation, Responsibility, Dealing with Feelings, Saying No, Doing the Right Thing, Disappointment, Appreciating Yourself, Asking for Help, Being a Good Friend, and Resolving Conflicts. Our school age children are encouraged to positively interact with each other and foster healthy, happy friendships. Our teachers reference character components when working with children on homework, free play and social interactions.