Early Literacy Foundation

Pre-K ~ Grade 2

There are 3 levels of Early Literacy Foundation Program – Butterfly, and each level is 13 weeks long. At Butterly Level 1, students learn the foundations of phonics, letter formation, and complete independent work, writing tasks, and technology tasks.


At Butterfly Level 2, students acquire more sophisticated phonics rules and patterns, and they also gain expertise in spelling sight words, in writing more advanced tasks, and in utilizing media and technology.


At Butterfly Level 3, students are immersed in reading for fluency, reading comprehension, writing for a variety of purposes. Students will write with increased pace, and will gain confidence spelling more challenging sight words.


By the end of the Butterfly Program, students will have progressed from a Kindergarten level of literacy to a grade 2 level in one school year.


Learning Objectives

Phonics Foundation


Learn phonics rules and patterns

Learn all the letters and sounds of the alphabet

Build vocabulary & spelling foundation

Early Reading


Learn to read and understand grade 1 books without help

Make connections & predictions when reading

Distinguish between fiction & nonfiction

Early Writing


Write simple sentences without help

Develop early critical thinking skills

Build study skills & computer literacy


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Student Projects

At Little Mountain Learning Academy, we utilize the “Design Cycle” as a learning process to facilitate the development of cross-curricular intelligences. Through this holistic educational approach, students will be able to identify a real-world problem, apply what they have learnt to solve the problem, and finally re-evaluate the solution they came up with.

About Assessment


Assessment is the very first step for all Little Mountain students to ensure students are placed into the right class. This comprehensive assessment will give parents a complete picture of where their child’s current level is at. Our regular one-hour assessment is $90.00. An age-appropriate version of our assessment ($40.00) is used for younger children. The full assessment fee is refundable upon program registration.



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