The early years of a child’s life are a critical time when the brain is forming connections that help determine a lifetime of skills and potential, affecting the way that children think, learn and behave. At our center the age-appropriate curriculum and stimulating environment helps children prepare to enter kindergarten eager to learn. We want to provide children with a good balance between adult-directed and child-directed activities to ensure your child’s healthy physical, emotional, social and intellectual development. Child-driven play time also helps preschoolers become self-sufficient and resilient!
Literacy is an important element of our curriculum. Children are read to each day and are exposed to a variety of literature. Songs, rhyming, and finger-plays are part of our daily circle time activities. There is plenty of opportunity to practice writing and develop the small muscles in the hands with different fine motor activities. Children learn about colors, shapes and numbers through classifying, sorting and patterns. Curiosity and observation skills are enhanced with science and nature activities such as gardening, neighborhood exploration walks, field trips and live animal visits. Gross motor skills develop through lots of outdoor play, group games and creative movement. Above all, you know your child best! Please let us know what we can do to help your child while he/she is in our care.