The formative years of children from birth to five make the biggest impact on their future. Instilling in them the educational components of math, literacy, science and technology, as well as social and emotional skills, sets them on the path for being more than ready for kindergarten when they leave our program.
Large muscle – climbing, riding, lifting, kicking, throwing balls, jump ropes, etc.
Balance – games through the above methods and the balance beam
Small muscle – manipulation of toys, craft projects, puppets
Language – encouraging speech, conversations, reading books, storytelling
Cognitive – problem solving, use of the alphabet, counting, colors, weights and measures, activities which use letters and numbers, calendar, time, nature and science activities, water and sand play, art and block play
Creativity – exploration of art mediums, art activities, music and dance
Independence – participation in class planning, making choices and self help
Self-esteem – positive feedback and supportive environment, dramatic play, self-expression activities, body awareness, and staff helpers
Behavioral – discussion of rules, limits, and expectations through appropriate behavior in all aspects of the daily activities
Interaction skills – small and large group activities, understanding the rights and responsibilities of others, diplomatic mediation, music, dance