We describe our school program as a developmentally and age appropriate – i.e. children pursue age-appropriate activities that meet their developmental needs.
Most of our wide variety of tasks are fostered through art activities. Art activities help foster creative and divergent thinking in addition to fostering the child individually. It allows for expression of feelings, moods and ideas. Hand-eye coordination is practiced. Art activities foster cognitive growth through helping the child understand, organize and utilize concepts. Finally, art activities help develop early writing and reading skills.
Our curriculum is thematic based. An example of our thematic approach would be “The Ocean”. Children learn all about a variety of fish that live in the ocean. We decorate our classroom to reflect the oceanic theme and design activities through the children’s art.
Letters and Numbers
Letters and numbers are offered to children at age 3 and older. The 3 year old children focus on the upper-case letters while the 4-5 year old children focus on both the upper and lower case letter in preparation for kindergarten.
8:00 Daycare – open-ended art activities and free play.
9:00 Welcome song, story and breakfast.
9:30 Outside time.
10:00 Inside activities, theme activities, science and math.
Activities Centers Open: Block Area, Pretend, Manipulatives, Computer Area (not internet), Reading Area, Art and Science Activities with Teachers
11:30 Story time and lunch.
12:15 Rest time.
1:30 Outside time, snack.
2:00 Storytime, puzzles, and letters and numbers.
3:00 Music and movement.
3:30 Free outside playtime