In keeping with our philosophy of an all-inclusive approach to early childhood education, curriculum components are age-specific and can be adjusted to meet the needs of children at varying stages
Because of the developmental disparities between preschool and kindergarten classes, our curriculum is divided into two parts. The kindergarten/Pre-K curriculum is meant for kids ages four to six and covers areas such as literacy, math, science, art, music and social studies. This curriculum includes arts and crafts (to develop fine and gross motor skills), indoor and outdoor play groups, sensory/cognitive exercises, as well as beginning to recoginze letters, numbers and more.
We use Handwriting Without Tears (HWT), Imagine-It and Everyday Math componets to learning. We also have fun learning science with science experiments and social study projects.
Our Pre-K/Kindergarten Program is designed specifically for children ages four to six. The curriculum picks up where the preschool program left off and introduces children to basic concepts in literacy, math, science, art, music and social studies.
We use Hand Writing without Tears and tie it into the Imagine-It Curriculum. We also use the Everyday Math Program to introduce basic math skills to our older learners using fun math games.
Hand Writing without Tears is a great program geared to helping young children write their letters in a fun active way. Our Imagine-It series introduces children to phonics, sight words, sentence structure and nouns, verbs and pronouns, gearing children up for reading!
The children are also introduced to basic computer skills using fun, interactive computer games and programs that let the children travel all over.
Our Preschool Program emphasizes fine and gross motor skills, socialization, self help, independence and self-discovery. The curriculum eases children into the wonderful world of learning through play and hands on activities. Our Preschoolers are introduced to the beginning concepts of letter sounds and letter recognition as well as numbers, shapes and colors with the Hand Writing without Tears program. They use their large muscle groups, songs and fun games to make learning fun and make it stick.
Lots of practice with recongizing their names, writing them, using scissors, tracing, table manners and independence when it comes to self help skills like clearing their spot, making up their matts, cleaning up the classroom and using the bathroom and dressing and undressing themsleves. Potty training is a must in this classroom so that children are able to move onto the Pre-K room.
Our younger learners will learn through the Creative Curriculum. This curriculum focuses on the core areas of learning like, social/emotional, physical, cognitive and begining language development. Most of the learning will be explored through hands on activities and peer and teacher interactions.
Our toddler teachers start to introduce young children to the circle time concept as well as the very begining stages of recogition and a classroom schedule. Sitting in chairs, eating independently and using a spoon. :earning to use our words, manners and understanding personal space. Our older toddlers are learning to use forks, cups without covers clear their spots, help with cleaning up and starting to use potties.
Our infant teachers do many, fun art activities for our youngest to explore the world through touch and most of their time is spend on the floor to help develop those gross motor milestones like pushing up, rolling over, sitting, crawling, pulling up and eventually taking steps. Lots of songs are sung, books are read and snuggles are given.
Infants are always on their own schedules and we work around their discovery time, naps and feeding time.