The Joy Picus CDC provides an environment that promotes self-esteem and a sense of fundamental worth of each child and staff member. We recognize individuality, and maintain a supportive setting for the needs of both the children and staff. At the same time, we see children as an integral part of the community based on an understanding of others and a respect for diversity. We provide activities and experiences to develop your childâ€™s sense of relationship to the local and global communities in which they participate. We strive to maintain a balance between the uniqueness and social identity of each child.
The Joy Picus CDC addresses the needs of the whole child by providing opportunities in the interrelated areas of physical, social, language, emotional, cognitive and moral growth. Play is highly valued. We encourage children to explore, experiment, ask questions, initiate activities and solve problems in ways that are appropriate to their age and stage of development. Children learn best when they are motivated by their own curiosity and innate desire to discover, know and understand. We stress a cooperative approach and nurture creativity. While we allow your child a wide range of experiences and opportunities to explore their environment, we make sure your child feels stimulated but not threatened by excessive expectations. Most importantly, we try to make your child feel at ease, comfortable and secure in a nurturing setting in order to maximize their learning potential.
We provide a multiracial, multicultural environment that encourages a variety of experiences appropriate to the childrenâ€™s diverse backgrounds. The program is gender neutral in that children participate in a variety of experiences that do not limit their interests and competencies on the basis of gender. Children with special needs are welcome in the Joy Picus CDC if the centerâ€™s environment is judged to be beneficial to the optimum development of the child.
6:30-7:30 Welcome and Morning Snack (Provided by parents)
7:30-8:45 Interest Areas (twice a week outside Activities)
8:45-9:00 Clean Up/PottyTime/Wash Hands
9:00-9:20 Breakfast Family Style
9:20-9:30 Clean Up/Wash Hands
9:30-10:00 Circle Time (includes: calendar, story, discussion)
10:35-10:45 Clean Up /Potty Time/ Mats
10:45-11:30 Outside Time
11:30-12:00 Lunch Family Style
12:00-12:15 Clean Up/Potty Time/Wash Hands
12:15-2:30 Nap Time
2:30-2:45 Wake up/ Put nap items away/Potty Time/Wash Hands
2:45-3:00 Snack Time Family Style
3:00-3:20 Story/Music and Movement/End of the day discussion
3:20-3:45 Continue projects from morning
3:45-4:45 Interest Areas
4:45-5:00 Late Afternoon Snack/Potty Time/Wash Hands
5:00-6:00 Outside Time