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Infant (6 weeks to 12 months)

Our nuturing classroom environment feature: 

  • The carpeted play-pit is designed to separate mobile from non-mobile infants. 

  • A sleeping area with half-height wall separates the sleeping babies from those who are awake, yet allows for contact supervision.

  • A small kitchen area provides a separate food preparation area from the rest of the center.  Meals are served at the table and babies are bottle-fed in the rockers.

  • The infant garden outside is designed for the growing needs of infants.  It promotes crawling, walking, and exploring. We go outside daily, unless the weather is extreme.

  • We also have a laundry facility to wash the crib sheets, bibs, and washcloths used daily.  

Waddler (13-24 months)

The centers are defined with climbing equipment and shelves. The outdoor play area encourages fine and gross motor skills. 

Some activities are teacher directed while others are independent. Staff conduct a short circle time each day and provide planned, daily activities relating to the monthly theme. Very basic concepts such as hot/cold, big/small, over/under are included in the curriculum.

Working together as a group is a key objective. Learning to eat together, nap on cots, and participate in short, group activities are major accomplishments. Following simple verbal directions and eating independently are important self-help skills for this age group.

Toddler (2 years)

Twos become quite skilled at drinking from a cup, eating with a spoon (or fingers!), Sitting at a table and sleeping on a cot. Classroom activities are more socially oriented including free play on the playground. Our goal for these children is to foster self-sufficiency and independence, to learn to follow directions and participate in routines, to participate in circle time, art projects, music and movement and blocks alone, in a group, with or without teacher direction. 

Art materials encourage the creation of shapes and images, play becomes more imitative, directed and basic color, shape, texture and number concepts are incorporated into the curriculum.  Language development is a key milestone of this age group. Children are surrounded with words, pictures and activities that teach the names of objects and words that describe those items. This is the beginning of the endless string of "What????" questions where children tirelessly rely on adults as personal sources of information. The Toddler staff is ready with answers and ways to stimulate yet more questions! 

Preschool I (3 years)

Research shows that children learn best through routines. We have routines and rituals that are reliable, leaving children to feel safe in their environment. A child's brain will function optimally when they feel safe and our goal is to provide that "safe" environment. A day in Preschool I is more structured than in previous classrooms. There are times for whole-group activities, independent play, and self-selected activities. Children prepare for Kindergarten through play and structured activities. There are playgrounds for the children to play, explore, and learn about their environment! 

Preschool II (4-5 Years)

Research shows that children learn best through routines. We have routines and rituals that are reliable, leaving children to feel safe in their environment. A child's brain will function optimally when they feel safe and our goal is to provide that "safe" environment. A day in Preschool II is more structured than in previous classrooms. There are times for whole-group activities, independent play, and self-selected activities. Children prepare for Kindergarten through play and structured activities. There are playgrounds for the children to play, explore, and learn about their environment!