"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6
ANGELS I (6 Weeks - 6 Months)
Our program provides a warm, welcoming environment where your baby can grow from a bundle of joy to a bundle of curiosity. Your baby's primary caregiver is a nurturing child development professional who is focused on creating experiences and opportunities that invite exploration and support the rapid and important development that is occurring in your child's first year.
We personalize care for each infant based on his or her unique schedule, nutritional guidelines, and any other special attention he/she requires. Activities will be provided to develop speech and language, ensure love, self-care, socialization, large muscle strength and coordination, small muscle and problem-solving skills. Staff are committed to creating a strong bond with your child to ensure his or her best start in life.
ANGELS II (6 Months - 12 Months)
In Angels II, staff are focused on keeping your baby happy, engaged, and secure. Parents and teachers work together to design daily routines to meet each infant's physical needs. Every day there are opportunities for small group interactions, positive and tranquil transitions, and going outdoors. Our teachers sing, read, and talk with your baby to help him or her with this critical developmental stage. Because our classrooms and equipment are developmentally appropriate in size, infants can move, explore, and play with confidence. Age-appropriate activities are individually planned to promote your child’s specific cognitive and social development in a warm, nurturing environment.
Children are able to participate in the center’s meal plan, provided a written note is submitted to the office. Students are allowed to self-feed and are weaned from a bottle to a sippy cup. In addition, pacifiers will only be used for soothing at naptime. It is anticipated for the child to walk prior to transitioning to the toddler classroom.
SHEEP (12 Months - 24 Months)
A whole new world opens to children when they take to their feet. They walk, talk, and begin to develop relationships with one another. Our Toddler program is filled with sensory experiences that emphasize the importance of a toddler’s environment and relationships. Our teachers provide a high level of interaction while individually nurturing each child. The teachers assist in supporting the development of children’s confidence, self-esteem, and love of learning.
In the Sheep classroom, students use sippy cups for the first two weeks of class. They are encouraged to walk throughout the day and have many opportunities to discover and explore to build gross motor skills. Routine is very essential for their growth and development. Students are read to on a daily basis to help build their vocabulary.
DOVES & PRECIOUS LAMBS (24 Months - 36 Months)
Two-year-olds are curious about the world around them. They’re busy exploring their environment and learning to communicate their thoughts. While they’re beginning to exert their independence, they’re also gaining a better understanding of group play. Our Preschool program emphasizes developing the whole child by focusing on both educational fundamentals and social skills.
Our passionate teachers keep small hands busy and young minds engaged through activities designed specifically for this age group. Some activities include: games, songs, movement, and art — that let your child build skills and confidence. By encouraging child-directed play, we ensure your child develops at his or her own pace. Sharing, cooperating and taking turns all teach your child the importance of being part of a group. Your child will grow into his or her own person, ready to tackle the next challenge.
Students in this class will begin beginning stages of writing by learning how to hold a crayon and by tracing shapes. They will also be introduced to self-help skills such as: buttoning, zipping, and snapping objects. Other self-help skills such as eating skills, potty-training, hand washing, and independently cleaning up are among other the skills taught in this room. This program introduces students to circle time activities including calendar, weather, counting, story time, and songs.
It is anticipated that your child will be potty-trained prior to transitioning to the next class.
GRACEFUL DOLPHINS & WISE OWLS (3 Years - 4 years)
A preschooler’s world opens up in new ways as he or she improves coordination, learns complex skills, and begins to interact more with peers. Our Preschool program revolves around the children learning to help themselves and getting along with others. In this class, independence and social interaction with others is expected. And we provide plenty of individual attention to support your child’s unique needs.
During the course of the day, children are encouraged to make choices for themselves, cooperate with others as well as listen and follow directions. During the course of the program the classroom teachers lead the children in small and large group activities, such as movement, read-a-loud stories, circle time and art activities. The children are encouraged to make friends, share and communicate with their classmates. The children are also prompted to use the bathroom on their own, although assistance is given if necessary.
In preparation for the Soaring Eagle's classroom, the Dolphins work on their hand writing skills, colors, shapes and numbers. This also gives each teacher the opportunity to work one-on-one with each student. Preschoolers come to school eager to learn and begin to take responsibility for their learning. This age group starts to construct knowledge not only through exploration and observation, but also through reflection and implementation of their daily plan.
They are able to develop interactions with materials, people and events that are important to them.
Small and large group activities follow a daily schedule so that individual choices play out within the structure of time, offering security and endless possibilities to this age group. Teachers develop a safe and meaningful relationship with each child to encourage academic and personal growth.
SOARING EAGLES (4 Years - 5 Years)
With formal schooling on the horizon, prekindergarten is a critical time for children. Our Prekindergarten program promotes independence while preparing your child for the next exciting phase: kindergarten! We make the transition smoother by helping children become familiar with a more structured learning environment.
Our teachers have a passion for what they do and consider it a privilege to partner with you during this special time in your child’s life. Our safe and enriching program focuses on all aspects of creative learning. Hands on activities encompass exciting monthly themes. The graduates rotate to a variety of learning centers which offer items to help stimulate young imaginative minds. Literacy is introduced with the letter of the week, creative writing and circle time. Calendar time introduces them to the days of the week and the months of the year. Patterns, graphing, simple math and science activities are included in the weekly program.
Music, movement, and playground times are a favorite part of each day. The children’s art is proudly displayed around the room. Fine motor skills are used daily as they participate in themed take home projects. Their individuality is appreciated and their achievements are applauded.
Positive discipline methods are used so the children do not feel singled out or embarrassed. Preparing these young minds for kindergarten is a primary goal of the teachers as they encourage verbal skills, teach self-help skills and promote self-assurance. Children leave the Soaring Eagles' class ready to tackle whatever challenges come their way.