PB&J Curricula and Programs

Our curricula exceed the Tennessee Early Learning Development Standards. Because children learn differently, we employ two teaching methods:

Rocket Reading (for one-year-olds )

The one-year-olds have weekly themes and associated activities, e.g., balls, shoes, socks, hands, ribbons, paper, boxes and many more. If theme is balls, balls of all shapes and sizes are available in free play. The children paint with balls, wash balls in the water center, bounce, roll, and throw balls outside, read stories about balls, and experiment to see which ball fits in the tube. All of the Tennessee Developmental Standards are addressed through play and exploration. One-year-olds are exposed to the letters of the alphabet and are taught their sounds as one would teach animal sounds.  They also explore numbers using the touch numerals in TouchMath. 

Rocket Reading (for two-, three-, four- and five-year-olds)

The school directors, Jennifer Walker and Brooke Pate, designed this curriculum, which is a highly systematic approach to reading instruction. Children are taught that sounds are represented by letters, and that sounds and letters follow a sequence that allows children to read words early on. Research shows that systematic and early instruction in phonics leads to better reading. For the second "i" sound, threes will learn about instruments, the fours about insects and the fives about inchworms. Each unit includes the following:

Expressive Language
Receptive Language
Social Studies
Outdoor Education

Parents receive a copy of the curriculum that details what their child will learn for the year, as well as weekly and monthly notices that describe which skills are being taught.


TouchMath is a multi-sensory program that uses its signature "TouchPoints" to engage students of all abilities and learning styles. This award-winning, step-by-step approach covers: counting, addition, subtraction, place value, multiplication, division, time, money, fractions, story problems, shapes, sizes and more. TouchMath has been proven to raise math test scores in classrooms around the world for over three decades. Use this intuitive system as a supplement to any curriculum or as a stand-alone program. It makes math easy!

Musical Monets: Fine Arts and Music

Each class receives 30 minutes a day of fine arts and music instruction.

Summer Camps

PB&J Day School offers a wonderful array of creative summer camp experiences for children aged 1-12. Please click here for dates and details.


120 Werthan Circle
Franklin, TN 37064


PB&J Day School will accept any child without regard to race, sex, religious affiliation or national origin. © 2009-2017 PB&J Day School, LLC.
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