INFANTS AND TODDLERS
This program emphasizes meeting the needs of the individual child ages 3 months to 24 months. Nurturing, loving, stimulating, and responsible care is provided. The staff works with the parents to develop an optimum schedule for the child. Toys and materials are provided to challenge, promote discovery, open up exploration, and bring about the development of new skills. A 1:4 teacher-child ratio makes careful observation and charting possible.
PRESCHOOLERS 2-4 YEARS OLD
For preschoolers, ages 2 through 4 years old, the program emphasizes age-appropriate activities and experiences that will enhance spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development. We strive to help each child develop a healthy self-concept. Every child's creativity and individuality are encouraged and respected. The classrooms are staffed with a 1:8 teacher-child ratio, making teaching within quality care possible.
While there's no perfect formula that determines when children are truly ready for kindergarten, here is a checklist to see how many skills your child will work towards mastering in our pre-k room: count to ten; cut with scissors; trace basic shapes; speak understandably; identify some alphabet letters; recognize rhyming sounds; listen to stories without interrupting; button shirts, pants, coats and zip up zippers; sort similar objects by color, size and shape; look at pictures and then tell stories; understand actions have both causes and effects; and recognize groups of one, two, three, four, and five objects. The pre-k teachers want to encourage children to be independent, capable, and have an eagerness to learn. This room has a 1:12 teacher-child ratio.
The daily schedule begins with worship, followed by indoor and outdoor playtime, teacher-directed learning, art, music, learning centers, creative experiences and story times. Each room develops its own curriculum based on the child's individual needs.
We are excited to offer our athletic program available to children 2-4 yrs. The children are instructed in a non-competitive environment on several popular sports. They learn the importance of practice and preparation. They also learn lessons in teamwork, sportsmanship, patience, and perseverance.
SNACKS AND MEALS
All snacks and meals served are vegetarian. We offer a hot lunch program, at an additional charge, prepared fresh daily by a local chef. The children enjoy a healthy variety of lunch items.CLASSROOMS
- Tadpoles: 3 - 12 Months
- Bunny/Lamb: 12 - 24 Months
- Kitten/Duck: 2 Years
- Puppy/Pony: 3 Years
- Panda: 3.6 - 4+ Years
- Koala/Monkey: 4 Years by Sept. (pre-K)