Our Programs

Infants

The care that infants receive during the first part of their lives greatly influences the way they view the world, relate to others, and succeed as learners. When the care infants receive is nurturing, loving and consistent, they flourish!

Your Infant Will Be Nurtured In Our Infant Program!

In our Infant Room, the goal of our staff is to nurture each individual infant with personal care. The teachers work on building a trusting relationship with each child, creating environments that support exploration, and ensuring the children’s health and safety. The teachers guide learning in a way that lets children experience excitement, joy, and a sense of competence.

Families Play A Role In The Infant Program

We believe that to serve very young children well, we must develop a meaningful partnership with their families. Families are always welcome and are encouraged to spend time in the classroom if they can. Our infant teacher takes time to talk with families each day. They also fill out daily reports that let families know exactly what went on with their child throughout the day so that care can be continued at home.

Our infant classroom is equipped with numerous developmentally appropriate materials and equipment to enable the children to learn and grow. Although the classroom is large enough to serve eight babies, we choose to only serve four. We feel that the quality of care is more important than quantity of children. Most of the activities and interactions with infants take place in the classroom. We also have a stroller to take children on walks throughout the building or outside, when appropriate, to explore and learn about the world around them.

What is the Daily Schedule for the Infant Room?

Infant room schedules are not always posted, and can be variable, as the reflect what the babies are doing throughout the day, not what the teachers are doing.

They usually include:

  • Community Time
  • Time Outdoors
  • Discovery Baskets
  • Meals and Snacks

 

Here’s an example daily activities for our Infant classrooms.

Community Time

Community Time is when all infants come together briefly as a group for Talking Together, Books, or Songs and Fingerplays.

  • Talking Together: This is a time to acknowledge all infants by welcoming each into the group and talking about any special events or happenings that day.
  • Books: Community Time can also be a time to read books associated with the monthly theme or other events.
  • Songs and Fingerplays: Theme-related song or fingerplay can be sung or performed during Community Time.

Outdoor Play

Outdoor play allows for fun as well as growth and development.

Discovery Baskets

Each day infants will have a turn exploring the discovery basket, containing materials to explore at their own pace and with little, if any, adult guidance. These will represent a variety of different shapes, textures, weights, smells, and sounds.

Toddlers

Do Toddlers Follow A Set Curriculum?

Toddlers are busy, busy little learners with lots of new things to explore. We specialize in channeling all that energy into things that help toddlers learn and grow.

Our curriculum encourages kids’ natural curiosity and willingness to try new things, so children discover the ways that they learn best. So in addition to basic skills, your child learns about      self-direction, self-reliance and self-esteem.

Weekly themes, activities and experiences are based on real-world   sensory experiences.We spend a big part of every day laughing, dancing, singing, playing and exploring.

When Are Meals Served?

Breakfast 7:30am – 8:30am

Lunch 11:00am – 12:00pm

PM Snack 2:30pm – 3:00pm

What is the Daily Schedule for the Toddler Room?

Daily schedules are developed with the following in mind:

Matching the age and abilities of the children.

Outdoor time, both structured and unstructured, every day.

At least two large blocks of time for child-directed learning.

And include:

Morning and Afternoon Group Time

Small-Group Activities

Morning and afternoon child-directed learning in learning centers

Outdoor play and activities

Snack and meals

Rest time

Here’s an example daily schedule for our Toddler classroom.

Open – 8:30 a.m. Arrival and Breakfast

Children participate in quiet activities and eat breakfast. As children finish breakfast, they can visit learning centers until most children have arrived and are finished eating.

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Free Choice Centers

Children explore and play in the learning centers on their own

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Circle Time

Children come together to welcome each other and talk briefly about the day’s events. Other activities include a read-aloud and a song or fingerplay, calendar, weather and letter of the week using the Ready for Kindergarten program.

9:30 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. Learning Center Activities

Teacher begins a theme-related activity in one of the learning centers. Children participate and explore other learning centers with theme-related experiences that change weekly.

10:10 a.m. – 10:500 a.m. Outdoor Play

Children enjoy structured and unstructured play outdoors.

10:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Lunch

Children wash their hands, help set tables, and prepare to eat lunch family‑style.

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Rest Time

Children nap or rest quietly. As children wake up, they can select from different quiet activities such looking at books.

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Afternoon Snack

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Learning Centers

Teacher begins a theme-related activity in one of the learning centers. Children participate and explore other learning centers with theme-related experiences that change weekly.

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Outdoor Play

Children participate in structured and unstructured play outdoors.

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Focus Activity

Children participate in a whole-group activity from one of five weekly focus areas, both inside and outside the classroom.

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Community Time

Children come together to talk about the day’s events as well as any special events planned for the following day. Other activities include read-aloud and a song or fingerplay.

4:30 p.m. – Close Learning Centers and Combine with Preshool Class

Children explore and play in the learning centers on their own

 

Preschool

Do Preschoolers follow a set curriculum?

We believe academic learning is most effective it is playful and exploratory. Our teachers in this program skillfully weave in academic goals and objectives as they build on what children can do and challenge them to try new things. Children contribute their own ideas and use their own problem-solving strategies to explore the world around them.

Our full day preschool program and small class size offer the opportunity for individual attention and preparation for Kindergarten. A healthy balance of academics and socialization are the perfect stepping stone for a positive school experience. Our curriculum revolves around activites such as:

  • Story books
  • Music and movement
  • Dramatic play
  • Arts and crafts
  • Large and small motor skills
  • Puzzles and manipulatives
  • Out door play activities
  • Field trips
  • And much, much, more

When Are Meals Served?

Breakfast 7:30am – 8:30am

Lunch 11:00am – 12:00pm

PM Snack 2:30pm – 3:00pm

Are preschoolers required to nap?

No. We provide a quiet time for children under 5. After a half hour non napping children will be provided books or another calm activity.

What is the daily schedule for the Preschool Classroom?

 

Daily schedules are developed with the following in mind:

Matching the age and abilities of the children.

Outdoor time, both structured and unstructured, every day.

At least two large blocks of time for child-directed learning.

And include:

Morning and Afternoon Group Time

Small-Group Activities

Morning and afternoon child-directed learning in learning centers

Outdoor play and activities

Snack and meals

Rest time

Here’s an example daily schedule for our Preschool classroom.

Open – 8:30 a.m. Arrival and Breakfast

Children participate in quiet activities and eat breakfast. As children finish breakfast, they can visit learning centers until most children have arrived and are finished eating.

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Whole-Group Time & Read-Aloud

Children come together for the Morning Routine Activities as well as a featured whole-group activity.

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Learning Centers and Small-Group Activities

Children choose from learning center activities in these learning centers: blocks, creative arts, dramatic play, library, math and manipulatives, science and sensory, and writing. This time often includes small-group activities.

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Outdoor Play

Children participate in structured and unstructured play outdoors.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Lunch

Children wash their hands, help set tables, and prepare to eat lunch family-style.

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Rest Time and Quiet Work Time

Most children nap or rest quietly. As children wake up, they can select from a variety of quiet activities, such as playing, drawing, writing, and looking at books.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Learning Centers and Small-Group Activity

Children choose from learning center activities in these learning centers: blocks, creative arts, dramatic play, library, math and manipulatives, science and sensory, and writing. This time often includes small-group activities.

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Whole-Group Time & Read-Aloud

Children come together for a featured whole-group activity.

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Snack

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Outdoor Play

Children enjoy structured and unstructured play outdoors.

4:30 p.m. – Close Learning Centers and Combine with Toddler Class

Children select from a variety of activities that are easy to clean up, such as looking at books and playing.

 

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