FREE CHOICE ACTIVITY CENTERS
Each day the children will engage in periods of FREE PLAY activities. During this time, each child may select activity centers of interest to them including blocks, manipulative toys and puzzles, dramatic play and water or sand table for pleasant tactile experiences.
The teacher presents the lesson for the day using puppets, picture, props, experience charts, music and finger plays. Thematic units taught during the year include seasons, community workers, animals and their habitats, dinosaurs, holidays and much more.
ARTS AND CRAFTS
Arts and Crafts provide another creative outlet for each child. Children are free to experiment with a wide variety of art media including paint, watercolors, crayons, markers, glue, paper mache, plaster of Paris, play dough and clay. Small motor skills are also enhanced through scissors and sewing activities. Classroom teachers incorporate music and movement throughout the day utilizing songs, finger plays and musical games. Classrooms have pianos, auto harps and rhythm instruments for the teacher and children to use.
READING AND MATH READINESS
Reading and Math readiness skills are taught using developmentally appropriate materials by our dedicated and experienced staff members. Beginning in the toddler program and continuing into their pre-k years, the children are exposed to a variety of readiness skills throughout the day. These are enhanced during circle time activities and using computers. Our selection of children's software captures the child's interest while promoting critical thinking and reasoning skills. The children are further enriched with FOREIGN LANGUAGE activities
The children and teachers travel on exciting imaginary journeys during story time.
American Sign Language and Italian
Our Three's and Four's are taught American Sign Language and Italian! They love learning about the different culture and because of their young age they catch on to the new language quickly! We teach them as always in a fun and loving way through songs and games!
Snack time provides an opportunity to learn about nutrition, sharing and social skills.