Infant (birth to 12 months): We will provide consistent opportunities for loving interaction. We will prioritize quality time and ensure our babies have all their needs met. Reading stories, playing with puppets, and signing to our babies all help build a meaningful connection. We have countless age appropriate educational materials/toys to actively engage your baby in sensory stimulation, cognitive awareness, and motor development. The techniques used in our infant classrooms create a strong foundation, which will carry over to the next age level.
Older Infant (12 months to 18 months): When your child is moving all over the place, they are discovering their world. As children’s mobility grows, we give them plenty of room to move and discover. We also guide them toward developing new physical skills and achieving emerging milestones. Infants learn best in safe, loving places where they can explore, in their own way. The activities for this age group are built around limitless curiosity and their natural desire to push boundaries.
Older Toddlers (2 1/2 up to 3 yr): Toddlers think they are ready to be independent. We funnel that enthusiasm into positive learning moments, expand upon their current knowledge, and build confidence and friendships. We build our curriculum around your child’s needs and interest for milestone development. We have daily interactive, hands on, learning experiences. Lesson plans will focus on their cognitive skills, language and literacy development, physical well-being, social-emotional skills, and building cultural awareness and motor skills. With support from our instructors and caregivers, toddlers will be introduced to critical self-help skills including handwashing, potty-training, family style dining, and conflict resolution.
Preschoolers: Ages 3, 4, and 5 will vary in placement based on physical well-being and motor development, approaches to learning, social and emotional development, math and science, and creative arts. Observation is used in many forms to determine if your child is outside of their peers’ bracket otherwise, they will fall into the following classes:
3-year-old: Your child will gain independence while getting ready for the transition into our 4-year old classroom. With improved coordination, social and cognitive skills the world begins to open for our young preschoolers. Based on our previously learned curriculum we will continue to build upon the language, math, science, Spanish, social skills, and physical activities.
Each day your child will explore a variety of cultures, doing simple addition and subtraction, creating simple patterns, singing songs, science experiments, art projects, and creating music.
4-year-old: Preschool is a crucial start to a child’s successful journey towards elementary school and future academic success. We will focus on following multi-step instruction, Spanish, finding multiple ways to solve problems, blended sounds, reading site words, organizing work, controlling impulses, and sustaining attention, as well as more complex math problems.
5-year-old: Kindergarten level learning experiences. Because children’s outcomes are influenced by multiple environments and targeting age appropriate materials, we will be grouping children based on their individual needs and skills. This group will focus on kindergarten readiness skills such as: writing, phonemic awareness, counting (one item) and cardinality (total number in a set), introduce money/time, reading readiness, independent reading to build stamina and teacher read aloud for a deeper understanding of expression, vocabulary words and improved concentration to name a few. Our specialized approach to the education of young children will enable your child to become an independent thinker, a confident learner, understand friendships, and a strong contributor to their family and deeper community.
6-year-old: LEARN ON – Optional year after preschool