The toddler program offers a stimulating, safe and clean environment with emphasis on building basic trust and fostering autonomy while nurturing the child's need for closeness. The young child must have sensory and concrete experiences in order to progress to higher levels of development. Children are naturally curious. This curiosity provides the motivation which enables them to discover their environment. A wide variety of developmentally appropriate activities, music and "toys that teach" are available to the child.
Preschool (2 Years)
The two-year-old program offers a lot of tender, loving care and provides the atmosphere for your child to learn, experience and develop. Books, puzzles, crayons, paints, and records are available for the young explorer. The young child needs to build a sense of independence while he/she continues developing a sense of trust. We meet this need by providing many developmentally appropriate experiences for a child to feel powerful and in control while allowing the child freedom to experiment and explore within safe limits.
Preschool (3 Years)
The three-year-old needs to build a sense of his/her problem-solving skills, reasoning individual while developing trust and independence. This is accomplished through many play experiences. Play is a key mode to development. Respect and the approval of others are important to the child. The learning process continues as the child is taught colors, shapes and manners. The alphabet and numbers are reinforced through the use of visuals and games. We stress "learning is fun", thus making the school experience for your child pleasant and rewarding.
An important part of this program is social adjustment, sharing, cooperating with others and the development of a healthy self-esteem.
The four-year-old child is unique with needs that differ from the younger child. These children are taught alphabet and number recognition, along with a review of shapes and colors which are introduced at the preschool level. A minimal emphasis is placed on printing as this is a developmental skill rather than a learned one. As such, we find it in the best interest of the child not to pressure premature development of these skills, although children showing ability are not discouraged. Mathematics is introduced via play-acting experiences. Manners are taught and practiced daily through example and application. Social studies, simple science experiments, nature hikes, and a study of the seasons are part of the curriculum. The children are taught language-development skills in every area of our program. The pre-kindergarten student is prepared in all areas of development for the step that takes him/her into the world of formal education.
We continue to provide quality child care after your child enters kindergarten. We are aware of the special needs of a school-age child and have established a separate program for them. We provide a relaxed atmosphere in an area where the school-age child can "unwind" and have fun. Our school-age area is equipped with board games, cards, building materials, and a myriad of arts and crafts supplies. Special activities are planned throughout the year such as bowling, skating, tennis, etc. In conjunction with this program, we provide transportation to and from local public and private schools with before- and/or after-school care.
Summer Camp Program
During the summer months, we offer an exciting program where we de-emphasize "school" and replace it with a "summer camp" atmosphere, with learning still a primary objective. We have many fun activities including field trips guaranteed to relieve the summer boredom blues. We have created a special summer camp program for the school-age child with advanced arts and crafts, athletics, and field trips. Our summer camp schedule corresponds to the summer schedule for the public schools.