Your child will be stimulated to grow and develop in a healthy, safe, and loving environment. Daily exploration through play and learning activities using the creative curriculum which will keep your child smiling, learning, and help building a large vocabulary while singing A, B, C’s, Nursery Rhymes and so much more. Sign Language, is introduced at this age as well.
Our Waddlers at this point have ventured into the world of mobility becoming more aware of their surroundings. This class will be encouraged become more vocal, more steady on their feet and will be introduced to the creative curriculum age appropriately to build on what has been introduced in the prior stage. Waddlers quickly fall into a routine of group activities while still being able to explore on their own within the safety and comfort of their age appropriate classroom.
Our Toddler classroom exhibits milestone-focused learning. Since children learn and grow at their own pace, we prefer to focus on child development rather than specific age. Each child’s learning experience is focused on the individual needs of the toddler and their abilities within the classroom.
Your child will continue to learn and grow in the Nursery classroom setting all while being introduced to an exciting environment full of crayons, finger paints, building blocks, dolls, dramatic play, self-expression, and many other activities. More emphasis is given on A,B,C’s and 1, 2, 3’s, through the Creative Curriculum, as children gain knowledge of understanding routines and developing independence which fosters a fun-filled, memorable experience. Assistance with potty training is introduced throughout this phase.
In this classroom, your child must be potty trained for this program. Children are given an increasing sense of independence while learning how to relate to others through large-group activities which is an essential part of their day. Children will continue to work on socialization skills while building friendships, learning letters, numbers and other skills needed to help your child in his/her next years while following a carefully prepared Creative curriculum that is age appropriately delivered. All that has been taught thus far in the program will help build the foundations for phonetical learning, more detailed writing, and many amazing community, science, math, reading and writing lessons.
Pre-K (4 years old)
During this stage, your child will be steadily preparing for the journey that lies ahead . . . Kindergarten! Literacy activities designed to improve your child’s literacy and cognition in areas such as vocabulary development and alphabet knowledge continue to be introduced in a more age appropriate manner. Memorization and recognition of address, phone number, letters, sounds, numbers and number correlations will begin to be put to work while working more independently through lessons taught in math, science, phonics, social studies, etc. Sight words are introduced which will help foster early reading skills needed to continue your child’s educational journey.
Transitional Kindergarten (Almost 5’s and 5’s who miss the cut off for Kindergarten)
This is a wonderful program for those children who miss the cut-off for kindergarten or whose parents feel they will benefit from another year of preschool but on a more challenging and advanced level. Transitional Kindergarten allows the child opportunities to learn and grow in an environment tailored to meet their academic and social needs while providing them with the smart start they need to be confident learners in Kindergarten and beyond. In this program, your child will be taught on an accelerated level while learning sight words, blending letters and sounds, number and correlation through more advanced math skills, and more exciting challenges to better prepare them for the kindergarten experience that awaits them the following September. Spanish is introduced through song and during calendar time. Some parts of the lesson will include simple Spanish interaction between teacher and students. Children may even be reading by the end of this program and all children will be very well prepared for a smooth transition into kindergarten. This class intends to bridge the gap between Preschool and Kindergarten putting forth your child’s head start to their academic success.
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