We know that:
- play is essential to a child’s learning and development
- a child is more likely to explore and learn from an environment that they feel safe and secure in.
- adventurous play is essential to a child’s learning and development.
- a child develops a positive self image through opportunities to make developmentally appropriate choices
With this in mind we developed these curriculums:
Infants and Toddler Program
The first three years are where children learn through sensory exploration. They develop physical and cognitive skills and learn about people and objects by becoming fully involved with their surroundings.
We know that toddlers will move whether moving is safe or not. They constantly try out new skills and explore their independence. We designed our environment to allow for and encourage safe exploration. This gives toddlers the ability to expand in their development which increases their self esteem.
Our program allows for our children to learn at their pace while encouraging them to explore by giving them a rich early learning experience.
When your child turns 30 months we will begin a transition period to get him/her ready for the move to the preschooler group. We will start to include him/her in the “big kids” activities for a couple of hours at a time so she/he can get to know the routine and the staff. These blocks of time will slowly lengthen until they are there for a full day. When students make the transition to the “preschooler side”, they are ready.
Our 3 to 5 Year Old Program
Our 3-5 years program allows children to have the opportunity to develop a sense of self worth through positive experiences and every day successes. Play is the means by which children learn all skills necessary for later life. We incorporate a full preschool program into the mornings of our full day childcare, our morning circle times help the entire group grow, learn and flourish. We also do kindergarten prep programs in the winter and spring with the older (preK) group.
“We call it Learning! They call it fun!” Our wish for the children in our care is that they enjoy new experiences; respect themselves and others; have high self esteem; learn appropriate social skills. This allows for them to happily continue forward in their lives more skilled and prepared for their school years.
Hands-on, multisensory activities, music, and materials are used in our weekly programming. It opens up so many exciting ideas and opportunities for our eager learners.