Amaya Papaya PREP


The Amaya Papaya PREP curriculum is curated by the Amaya Papaya administrative and teaching staff.
Amaya Papaya PREP utilizes a Montessori and Reggio Emilia approach to encourage learning through PLAY by:
-teaching early S.T.E.M. concepts
-encouraging cognitive development
-introducing mindfulness meditation and yoga
-practicing character development
-promoting social interaction
-enhancing creativity and confidence.

Class Schedule 

​10:00 am
Arrive/ Get settled/ Attendance
10:00 am – 10:15 am
Good Morning activity / Character building
10:15 am – 10:30 am
Independent stations time
10:30 am – 10:50 am
AP University
10:50 am – 10:55 am
Get settled back in HUB/ Introduce lesson
10:55 am - 11:10 am
Group lesson
11:10 am – 11:30 am
Group and/or independent activity
11:30 am – 11:50 am
Mindfulness/meditation/yoga time
11:50 am – 12:00 pm
Story time, closing activity, goodbye song

Meals and Snacks 
We ask that you feed your child breakfast in the morning and a snack just before class​.
We suggest bringing lunch for your child to eat after AP PREP, in the lounge with their friends to create community with them and their families.

Meet the teacher! 

Mrs. ​Julia Sarnicki was raised in rural Ohio and came to Florida when she married her husband,
Andrew. Before moving to Florida, she worked as a nanny for many years, and held
various childcare positions around the community. She has always loved working with
children. Once in Florida, she was introduced to the field of Applied Behavior Analysis
and has been working as a Registered Behavior Technician with children on the autism
spectrum for the last 3 years. She and Andrew welcomed their son, Owen Thomas, in
2017. Julia loves going to farmer’s markets, cooking, and tending to her garden. ​She is skilled at research and lesson planning.

Important Dates

Check out our Amaya Papaya calendar to see the theme of the week and special events happening while AP PREP is in session. 
Open House / Meet the Teacher
Wednesday September 12, 2018
10am - 12pm

​Classes start ​
Monday September 17, 2018  
10am - 12pm 
Tuesday September 18, 2018 
10am - 12pm 

Classes end 
Wednesday December 5, 2018
Thursday December 6, 2018. 

End of the session celebration