6weeks old-5years Old
We provide children at this age with nurturing environment fostering a sense of security for toddlers with their first school experience. We guide them through understanding the world around them through verbal communication, sensory activities, story telling and music exploration.
Basic introduction to colors, shapes and beginning numbers are taught through learning games, stories, dancing and singing. Our program includes art exploration introducing a variety of mediums such as pasting, collage, and finger painting. We provide manipulative activities to develop eye-hand coordination, small motor skills and problem-solving skills through play dough, block building, hook–together toys and classifying objects. Developing an awareness of other children and people in their environment are a part of the toddler’s day.
2-Year Old Preschool Class
Toilet training, sharing and elementary cleanup tasks are learned. Curriculum focuses on: Oral communication, alphabet and number recognition, vocabulary expansion, color and animal recognition, an extension of objects and body parts recognition, food identification, table manners, elementary craft participation (i.e. coloring, painting & pasting). Storytelling and music and movement are practiced on a daily basis.
3-Year Old Preschool Class
Activities have more emphasis on identification of color, shapes, numbers, as well as verbal and visual recognition of the alphabet. Craft activity involvement is geared toward direction following with the use of small motor skills (i.e. cutting, coloring between lines, pasting and painting). Teacher introduces classroom discussion and encourages individual participation. Music and movement are continued on a daily basis. Introduction to computers, clocks and time telling are begun. The child is encouraged to assume responsibility to others as well as his surroundings.
Children are introduced to a classroom situation. Problem areas are worked on individually. Children continue their language / vocabulary development. Visual word and number recognition with associated reinforcement backup is introduced. Children are involved in dramatic play, music and movement exercises classes, as well as elementary nature / science studies.