3 months - 18 months
Special consideration has been taken to create a loving and nurturing home-like environment. Professional staff specializing in infant care enables new parents to leave their “little ones” with a sense of security. Each child will follow an individualized feeding and sleep schedule as established by their parent. There are many stimulating and fun toys, plus play areas specifically designed for this early stage of development. Storytimes and music are incorporated throughout every day.Parents may call the classroom directly at any time to inquire about their baby’s activities. Caregivers maintain written logs on each child’s daily activities and confer with parents to assure developing babies changing needs are met.
This program has been designed to provide a balance between a toddler’s need for security and their growing independence. The daily routine is flexible, allotting the most time for “Free Play” and many first hands-on experiences with paint, clay, dance, and music. Many duplicates of toys and hands-on activities are provided to entice first learning experiences. As toddlers are learning with their whole bodies, there are multiple opportunities for physical, tactile, and sensory play throughout the day. Language and communication skills are fostered as toddlers build their vocabulary. The toddler teacher’s role is to provide encouragement and reassurance as children explore their environment and develop a sense of self. Special emphasis is placed on the first-time separation from parents and socialization with peers.
The main goal of our Preschool program is to make the first school experience a positive and fun one while preparing children for Kindergarten and to be life-long learners in today’s modern world.
By stressing individuality, allowing children to make choices, and help plan their activities, students are encouraged to become more independent thinkers and problem solvers. Our spacious classroom design enables a large variety of Learning Centers, which include, Family Life and Dramatic Play, Art & Creativity, Music & Movement, Math & Science, Engineering & Blocks, Science & Nature, and, Plants & Animals.