Good Shepherd Christian Preschool

Where Preschoolers learn to Read

The DEMI Curriculum

This website hosts day cares, pre-schools, and day schools that use the curriculum that was initially developed by Rev. Nick Kozel for his Good Shepherd School & Day Care, which is located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. This curriculum is now being used by day care programs all across the United States.

When you enroll your child in a day care or pre-school that uses the DEMI curriculum, you can be confident that you are providing a head start for your child. Your child will receive a full educational program for the price of babysitting. Here's why.

The DEMI curriculum is a phonics-intensive program that teaches young children how to read. Children as young as thirty months begin learning the phonics alphabet twice a day. By the time DEMI-curriculum-trained children have spent two and a half years (30 months to age six) in a day care that uses the DEMI curriculum, many are reading at a second-grade level. This is not always true, but it is true in a large number of cases. Some children read above a second-grade level.

The DEMI curriculum also introduces number-recognition, classical music, and eye-hand coordination in coloring.

These are DEMI's academic subjects. Students also learn good behavior habits. A child who has been trained using the DEMI curriculum is taught daily to do the following:

  • Obey parents
  • Obey adults the first time
  • Sit still
  • Listen to the teacher
  • Raise hand before talking
  • Exercise patience
  • Wait his turn
  • Keep his hands to himself
  • Follow directions
  • Be polite
  • Keep his desk neat (eating, working)
  • Clean up the area if it's messy
  • Eat quietly
  • Rest quietly
  • Stick to a schedule
  • Be kind to other children
  • Help others
  • Play without pushing others
  • Learn that disobedience isn't cute
  • Recognize both good and bad behavior
  • Speak clearly to adults
  • Learn personal hygiene
  • Honor property rights ("mine," "yours")
  • Develop responsibility
  • Develop confidence

If this is what you want for your child, you should enroll your child in a program that uses the DEMI curriculum.

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