Our curriculum is based on the nationally recognized Creative Curriculum. Learning Centers available to children daily include:
Skills and concepts are introduced to the children through the use of learning centers. These centers are carefully planned with a wide range of skill ability levels to encourage children to expand on the knowledge they possess. Teachers in the classroom individualize the instruction each child receives. Learning centers focus on the basic developmental skills appropriate to the child’s developmental level. Emergent literacy is strongly emphasized throughout the curriculum.
Daily outdoor activity is very important for young children and is a regularly planned activity. We feel that a child who is well enough to be in the center is well enough to play outdoors. This provides the fresh air and movement needed daily for your child’s general well-being and healthy development. You can help your child enjoy outdoor activities by making sure that he/she is properly dressed for the weather. In winter, this includes boots, warm coat, sweater, snow pants, mittens and hat.
The foundation of the center’s behavior guidance policy is the belief that an understanding and supportive environment helps children develop self-control and positive behavior. A well-designed environment, age appropriate activities and a variety of equipment help children play and work cooperatively with one another. It is our goal to provide these crucial elements in the classroom to help children grow socially, learn to express their feelings appropriately and to develop effective problem solving skills. We strive for consistency in setting clear and appropriate expectations while considering each child’s individual differences.