The education program provides an environment to improve, expand and stimulate each child’s growth in the following areas:
The process of thinking and doing
Strengthening large and small muscles
Learning to live efficiently with peers and adults, value own rights and rights of others
Ability to understand, channel and express inner feelings—to talk rather than act out
Develop positive self-identity, awareness and pride in cultural background
Increase both listening and speaking skills
Grow in ability to express inner creative impulses through singing, dancing and art expression
Taking care of oneself
Well-being, nutrition, dental
The Infant and Toddler Classrooms
The Infant and Toddler program recognizes the uniqueness of each child. Our philosophy is to promote the growth of the child, while working closely with parents to provide care as similar to the home as possible. Developmentally appropriate care is provided for all infants and toddlers based on the individual needs and schedules of each child. Staff utilizes primary care giving methods.
The Preschool Classrooms
Young children learn by actively exploring their environment. A creative, rich space and thoughtful arrangement of the indoor and outdoor environments enhances learning and growth. This provides a chance for cooperative activities with peers and opportunities for children to discover, explore, create and develop learning to reach their developmental potential.
The classroom environment is influenced by the Creative Curriculum, which helps arrange the classroom with different interest areas: dramatic play, blocks, manipulative (small motor), science, sand and water, library, outdoors (large motor), music and movement. We plan activities by using individual child development and interest and skill based plans. Curriculum materials and activities are influenced by Mental Health, Health and Nutrition Curriculum and are also part of different environment areas. Parental input is vital to the child’s growth and development; your input is always welcome!
The After-School Classrooms
The purpose of the CHEERS program is to provide a warm and supportive atmosphere for children after school is dismissed for the day. The goal of the program is not to plan more structured activities after a long day and all the events which come with it. Instead children have the opportunity for indoor and outdoor play, snacks, organized enrichment activities and supervised homework time.