Early Learners

Early Learners

Children at the age of two are just beginning to explore their surroundings and develop a sense of autonomy.

Preschool

Preschool

Children at the age of three become much more aware of the world around them and are eager to explore the way things work.

Pre-K

Pre-K

Children at the age of four are beginning to understand the world around them and are eager to explore, learn and discover at every opportunity.

Early Learners

Children at the age of two are just beginning to explore their surroundings and develop a sense of autonomy.

At this age they are exploring cause and effect, personal development skills, and learning effective communication. Our early learners participate in a regimented two week potty training boot camp which gives them a great sense of accomplishment and independence. In order to build a strong foundation as a lifelong learner, our curriculum for our early learners (two year old program) is divided into eight learning objectives. Some of these learning objectives include Cognitive Development, Personal Development, and Social Development.

Language and Literacy: Our Early Learners will learn to express, communicate, and comprehend the English language through verbalizing needs and wants, storytelling, and learning the alphabet.

Cognitive Development: When exploring their cognitive capacities, the Early Learners differentiate between similarities and differences between objects, classification, and objects in a series.

Science and Mathematics: In our Mathematics Center, the children will learn counting, shapes and colors. Learning numbers, shapes, and colors helps develop critical thinking and communication skills. The children will do many art projects based on mathematics. In our Science Center, the children will explore nature with a hands-on approach and focus on their five senses: touching, seeing, hearing, tasting, and smelling.

Foreign Language: Early Learners will begin to understand simple words and phrases in Spanish along with participating in reinforcing activities involving rhymes and songs.

Fine Motor Skills: To help the development of fine motor skills, the children will work in with manipulatives that will stimulate their fine motor control such as stringing beads, painting, puzzle manipulations, and more.

Gross Motor Skills: For gross motor skill development, we will do various physical throughout the day to promote active bodies. Our exercise program, the Butterfly Effect includes developing balance skills, jumping, and climbing.

Social Development: Early Learners will be encouraged to engage in group activities that involve social interaction. We will be promoting sharing in the class and comprehending that everyone is a friend. Since year olds have potential physical moments, we will model safe hands, safe feet, and safe teeth.

Personal Development: On a daily basis, the children will be reminded of appropriate manners. They will learn to eat with utensils, push in their chairs, clean up toys, say "Please" and "Thank you" and many more kind words.  

Early Learners Schedule
7:30-8:00 Before Care, Arrivals, Breakfast
8:00-9:00 Independent Play
9:00-9:30 Snack
9:30-9:50 Circle Time
9:50-10:30 Playground/ P.E.
10:30-11:00 Large Group Activity
11:00-11:30 Small Group Activity
11:30-12:30 Lunch
12:30-2:30 Nap Time
2:30-3:00 Snack
3:00-3:30 Afternoon Circle Time
3:30-4:30 Playground
4:30-5:00 Music and Movement
5:00-5:30 Small Group Activity
5:30-6:00 Closing Group Activity
6:00-6:30 Independent Play

Preschool

Children at the age of three become much more aware of the world around them and are eager to explore the way things work.

At this age they are making the most connections in their brain than at any other age. This is why we feel it is extremely important to have a developmentally stimulating program which is divided into eleven major learning objectives that touch on every aspect of their social, emotional, cognitive, linguistic and physical development.

Language and Literacy: Your child will continue to learn and master the alphabet and its corresponding sounds which will be vital to the foundation of their pre-literacy skills. They will begin to develop their writing skills by printing the alphabet, numbers (1-20), and their names. 

Cognitive Development: At the age of three, children are constantly trying to make sense of the world around them; the who, what, where, when, and most importantly WHY? They will begin understanding basic concepts such as: comparing, classifying, recognizing patterns and one to one correspondence. 

Mathematics: Basic math skills will continue to be developed by identifying numbers 1-20, counting 20 objects, as well as establishing basic problem-solving and evaluation skills. We will also begin to follow and understand calendar concepts, basic money concepts, measurement and an awareness of time concepts.

Science: Your child’s scientific curiosity will be piqued during Preschool through experimentation in a variety of ways.  We will explore cause and effect, participate in simple experiments, learn about life cycles and other elements of Science.

Foreign Language: We believe that children who are exposed to a second language show a higher learning capacity. The main principles of the program include an immersion approach through interactive lessons incorporating songs, dance and games. This means our instruction is given in the target language 95-100% of the time. The objective of our program is to create a foundation for further foreign language learning and cultural appreciation.

Fine Motor Skills: During this preschool year, your child’s hand-eye coordination improves greatly and the muscle control in their hands will now allow them to hold their pencil properly for writing and drawing skills and proper scissor control.  These improved fine motor skills will be practiced with lacing, buttoning, zippering and snapping, and using other classroom manipulatives.

Gross Motor Skills: The most energy you will ever have in your life is at the age of three. That is why we feel it is extremely important to meet the physical needs of your child through play and physical education. Their coordination will improve with better balance and body control. Our exercise program, The Butterfly Effect, will include activities with lots of running, jumping, throwing, kicking and various other gross motor skills.

Social Development: It is important that your child’s communication skills grow from physical interactions to verbal communication during this preschool year.  This skill is most important when playing with others in a group setting. They will begin to recognize and express other’s emotions and label them. Being able to use their words and share toys is a major milestone in this Preschool year.

Personal Development: This preschool year, your child’s confidence to do things on their own will be encouraged and acknowledged in the classroom. Using words to express their emotions, practicing manners and cleaning up after themselves will help them in their personal development. They will also learn self-soothing techniques that will help them with transitions and adapting to changes in their routine.

Preschool Schedule
7:30-8:00 Before Care, Arrivals, Breakfast
8:00-8:30 Free Play
8:30-9:00 Small Group Activities
9:00-9:30 Snack
9:30-10:00 Circle Time
10:00-10:30 Large Group Activity
10:30-11:00 Small Group Activity
11:00-11:30 Outside
11:30-12:30 Lunch
12:30-2:30 Nap Time
2:30-3:00 Snack
3:00-3:30 Small Group Activities
3:30-4:15 Large Group Activity
4:15-5:15 Outside
5:50-6:00 Closing Group Activity
6:00-6:30 Independent Play

Pre-K

Children at the age of four are beginning to understand the world around them and are eager to explore, learn and discover at every opportunity.

At this age they are able to express themselves with a better understanding of their feelings and emotions, and are forming close relationships with those around them. This is why we feel it is extremely important to have a developmentally stimulating program which is divided into eleven major learning objectives that touch on every aspect of their social, emotional, cognitive, linguistic and physical development.

Language and Literacy: Your child will develop an appreciation for literature through exploration. They will learn to use initial consonant sounds, to recognize frequently used words such as: “the”, “and”, “is”, and begin to understand the composition of simple sentences in order to expand upon both oral and written language so that they may begin to better express themselves. Students will be able to demonstrate comprehension of fictional and nonfictional texts while also being able to pass along the information they have heard to others.

Cognitive Development: Many cognitive changes are underway during the Pre-Kindergarten year. Your four-year-old is becoming a more efficient and sophisticated thinker. They are beginning to organize their thoughts into categories with representational thought, develop problem-solving skills, cooperate with others and gain a sense of independence. In the Pre-Kindergarten classroom, they will expand upon all of these skills while they reexamine and build on all of the concepts presented during preschool.

Mathematics: The Pre-Kindergarten year emphasizes the importance of problem-solving. Your child will cultivate an understanding of the size (or magnitude) of numbers, various ways of representing numbers, strategies and words to compare numbers, and simple operations with numbers including simple addition, subtraction and fractions. By focusing on numerals as well as the vocabulary of math, students will be encouraged to engage in a variety of problem-solving situations and model numbers using a variety of manipulatives.

Science: Your child's curiosity about the world will be nurtured through a hands-on approach to the natural world around them. They will begin to hypothesize and perform experiments that will build upon their ability to classify objects, explore their senses, discover a variety of plants and animals, and question their growing world. They will study geography, astrology, and life cycles so that they may gain a better understanding of the scientific method.

Foreign Language: We believe that children who are exposed to a second language show a higher learning capacity. The main principles of the program include an immersion approach through interactive lessons incorporating songs, dance and games. This means our instruction is given in the target language 95-100% of the time. The objective of our program is to create a foundation for further foreign language learning and cultural appreciation.

Geography and Culture: As your child's knowledge and awareness of the world around them grows and develops, we will work with them to encourage an appreciation for other countries and cultures beyond their classroom. Students will learn basic map skills, identify their home city, state and country as well as the seven continents. They will also experience multicultural activities and celebrate a multitude of holidays from different regions around the world.

Civics and History: Throughout the Pre-Kindergarten year your child will be introduced to interesting Americans in history whose lives demonstrated the virtues of patriotism, courage and kindness. Activities focusing on elections, early US history and some major historical figures will reinforce a background of civic engagement. The Civics curriculum is intended to give children the basis for interacting with and understanding people of other cultures, as well as the people in our own families and communities. They will practice honesty, self-control and kindness to others as well as respectfulness, group interaction, and decision making.

Physical Development: Your Pre-Kindergartener is becoming more sophisticated in their movements, more coordinated in their physical activities and increasing their physical skills such as balancing, cutting, zipping, snapping, buckling, preparing food, setting tables and using tools. Gross motor skills are refined with activities that promote group exercise and increased body awareness. Learning centers with specialized activities are aimed at encouraging and improving fine motor skills, manual dexterity, manipulation and coordination.

Social Development: As your four-year-old's ability to communicate is strengthened during the preschool year, the Pre-Kindergarten year is particularly focused on implementing and building upon their preexisting foundation of social interaction. The Pre-Kindergartener will practice working together in small and large group activities, exploring different peer-mediated interactions, recognizing the emotions of fellow students and adults around them, and expressing themselves in a way that supports conflict resolution, cooperation and self-expression.

Personal Development: The Pre-Kindergarten year is a core developmental stage for your child to establish a sense of independence, self-control, self-discipline and an enthusiasm for learning. The Pre-K classroom is designed to help your child gain competence in a variety of skills and techniques that increase their interest and control over their environment. Your child will be encouraged to explore their emotions while learning to control them. They will build self-confidence and a sense of self-worth as they explore their own behavior and creativity.

Pre-K Schedule
7:30-8:00 Before Care, Arrivals, Breakfast
8:00-9:00 Individual Work Time
9:00-9:45 Outside Time
9:45-10:15 Snack
10:15-10:45   Circle Time
10:45-11:45 Group Lesson & Individual Work Time    
11:45-12:45 Lunch & Story Time
12:45-2:45 Rest Time
2:45-3:30 Outside Time
3:30-4:00 Snack
4:00-5:00 Group Lesson & Individual Work Time
5:00-5:30 Story Time
5:30-6:30 Free Play
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