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 – encouraging movement, climbing, sliding, ball play, riding toys, swings
Balance – providing obstacles, creative movements, and all of the above-mentioned objects
Small muscle – hand/eye coordination activities, cutting, pasting, large block play, bead stringing
Language – encouraging speech, conversations, show and tell, storytelling, reading
Cognitive – exploration, nature studies, matching through storytime, shapes and colors, books, puzzles
Creative – dramatic play, art activities, music activities
Self-esteem – positive reinforcement and encouraging self-exploration, discussion of feelings, storytime, dramatic play
Independence – providing choices encouraging self-motivation, self-help skills
Behavioral – separating children during disagreements and over activity. They cannot yet mediate themselves.
Communication – providing conversation skill development, sharing, listening, and communicating.