CURRICULUM. Our Toddler through Preschool and Junior Kindergarten** program and curriculum is developmentally based, meaning that new concepts and activities are introduced sequentially as the child becomes capable of grasping their meaning. A loving, nurturing environment is one where the child can truly grow to their own potential, which is what we strive to provide. Areas of concentration are:
- Language Arts/Pre-Reading Skills: Vocabulary building, letter recognition (upper/lower case), letter sounds, rhyming, writing, and literature read aloud by the teacher
- Math: Number recognition, color, shapes, counting,sequencing, sorting, and matching
- Art: Drawing, coloring, painting, collage, and self-expressive projects
- Science/Culture: Environment, cooking, animals, current events, and experiments
- Music: Singing, dance/movement, and musical instruments
- Dramatic Play: “Acting out” stories or careers, housekeeping
- Motor Skills: Indoor and outdoor play
**Our Junior Kindergarten program/option will focus on expanding and enhancing existing academic capabilities, while enriching social and verbal skills. It is our desire to instill confidence, competency, and independence for future life-long learning experiences.
PROGRAM PROVISIONS. There are 4 major programs, which are aimed at promoting the individual child’s intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development.
- Intellectual Development: A variety of learning materials are available. Daily readiness and pre-kindergarten activities are geared towards the respective age level and ability groupings. Arts and crafts projects, units on health, science, life, safety kids, culture, etc. are introduced.
- Emotional Development: Opportunity for individual self-expression, with respect for the individual’s background.
- Social Development: Guidance in getting along with one another. We encourage self-direction amongst the children, while allowing them the opportunity to achieve tasks independently.
- Physical. Various daily physical activities such as running, climbing, jumping, and light exercise. The child is also introduced to general health and nutrition, as well as the practice of good hygiene.