Our curriculum consists of observing and documenting what the child says and does in the classroom daily. We use a play-based curriculum which means that children learn through play, observing, pretending, and socializing. Children are outdoors twice a day weather permitting and participate in math/ science activities as well as food experiences. Parents are given an ages and stages assessment questionnaire every two months based on the child’s age which must be completed and returned to the center to be placed in the child’s portfolio file. See our handbook for more information on our curriculum and assessment tools.
Story telling is a part of our daily group time in which children are read to and may participate by answering questions about the story. Teachers use charts to jot down what the child learned from the story. Parents are welcomed to read to the children during group time, and may also participate in other center activities.
Arts & crafts
Children love arts and crafts, and we make sure that we have a variety of items available for the children to be as creative as they can, using their fine motor skills. Our younger children are learning to grip, hold and maneuver with crayons, markers, and paint brushes as they learn to express themselves through art. All classroom creative activities are developmentally appropriate.
Fundraisers and family projects
Our center participates in two fundraisers IN THE SPRING AND FALL. These fundraisers help us to purchase equipment for the center and other needed supplies to help our center stay up to standards set by our governing agencies. Fundraising by families is not mandatory, and we do not allow for our children and families to go door to door with the fundraising forms. We often have family projects THROUGHOUT THE YEAR to be completed AS A FAMILY at home and brought to the center to be posted for all to see.