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Student hugging Dr. Sheila Tillett-Holas at Blue Ribbon Results Academy

PreK 2-4

VDOE Approved Brain Based Learning Curriculum

Brain Based Learning is implemented at Blue Ribbon Results Academy. VDOE approved this curriculum recently, and now Virginia preschools, daycares, and home schools can use it!
The Brain Based curriculum includes Virginia’s Early Learning and Development Standards, Birth-Five Learning Guidelines.

Daily Schedule

Preschool 2-4

Before Care


  • Quiet Time

  • Breakfast

  • Role Play

  • Table Games

Blue Ribbon Results Academy Playground

School Day


Lunch Provided

  • Brain-Based Exercise & Patriotism

  • Music Appreciation

  • Language Arts

  • Math

  • Science and Social Studies

  • Art

  • Music Appreciation

  • Personal and Social Development

  • Outside Play 

  • Quiet Time

After Care


  • Snack *Not Provided

  • Organized Group Games

  • Role Play

  • Crafts

  • Music and Movement

hands on learning at blue ribbon results academy

The Brain-Based Difference

Blue Ribbon Results Academy’s (Child Care Center) instructional program utilizes knowledge of 12 Brain-based principles and 7 high-yield strategies to create a holistic learning experience for our students. Our Brain-based curriculum is learning in accordance with the way the brain is biologically designed to learn. Jensen (2008b) said, “Brain-based education is best understood in three words: engagement, strategies, and principles” (p. 410).  Hence, the 12 Principles of brain-based learning are the foundation, the core philosophy upon which Blue Ribbon Results Child Care was created. All instructional practices are derived from how God created our brains to think, to see the interconnected whole, to process information by analyzing and synthesizing, and then to use that new-found knowledge as a means of adapting to the forever changing world we live in.
As teachers, parents, and educational researchers have discovered, Brain-based learning not only helps young children excel in language and cognitive learning but also promotes independence, curiosity, decision-making, cooperation, persistence, creativity, and problem solving — the fundamental skills that help determine success in adult life. This is what we mean by The Brain-Based Difference.

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