THE LEARNING COMMUNITY – OUR CLASSROOMS

EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE

INFANT ROOM: 8 WEEKS-1 2 MONTHS

Early childhood is an amazing time of growth and is a building block for future stages of development. Our infant program is designed to stimulate your baby’s cognitive, emotional and physical development. Our classroom is a warm and caring environment, filled with educational age-appropriate toys, materials and books to encourage safe exploration.

The infant classroom is limited to eight children with two teachers to allow for individualized attention and care. We are dedicated to cleanliness: every infant has their own crib, and toys & equipment are sanitized daily.

Regular communication between parents and staff is essential to providing the best experience possible for every child. At the end of each day, parents receive an Infant Daily Report that summarizes pertinent information such as feeding and diapering, any supply needs and activities their child experienced throughout the day.

Sample Daily Schedule

TODDLER ROOM: 12-24 MONTHS

Your toddler is asserting their independence in new ways every day. We recognize that children at this age may be at different stages of development and individualize our program to meet the needs of every child. Toddlers learn through sensory experiences that enhance their cognitive, language, motor and social skills.

Your toddler is starting to develop friendships and gain confidence as they use their words and thoughts to interact with others. Your child will spend the day creating, exploring, listening to music & stories, singing, role playing and learning! We believe that it is important for your toddler to express themselves creatively, and we are committed to providing opportunities and experiences to promote their unique skills and interests.

Our toddler classroom is limited to eight children with two teachers. Daily communication between parents and staff is essential to providing the best experience possible for every child. At the end of each day, parents receive a Toddler Daily Report that summarizes pertinent information such as feeding and diapering, any supply needs and activities their child experienced throughout the day.

Sample Daily Schedule

TWO’S ROOM: 24 MONTHS

Your two year old is entering a world of rapid development in many areas and is eager for attention & challenges. They are filled with energy & curiosity, and are developing a new sense of increasing independence. We are committed to providing your child with the resources and experiences to promote a readiness for the next step to Preschool!

Our teachers provide the structure and guidance your child needs throughout the day in early childhood as they learn to share, get along with others and perform tasks that require a longer attention span. More than just daycare, we include listening to stories, singing songs, playing games and participating in creative expression to help your child develop language & vocabulary skills, as well as movement & sensory motor skills. When your child starts to show an interest in using the toilet, we will partner with you to develop an appropriate plan of action for toilet training.

Our two’s classroom is limited to eight children with two teachers. Daily communication between parents and staff is essential to providing the best experience possible for every child. At the end of each day, parents receive a Two’s Daily Report that summarizes pertinent information such as feeding and diapering, any supply needs and activities their child experienced throughout the day.

Sample Daily Schedule

PRESCHOOL ROOM: 3-4 YEARS

Your 3 year old is learning through exploring, using all the senses. Through play, your child is developing their reasoning skills and will get very involved in dramatic play. Language for your 3 year old is taking off. They are learning many new words and at this age begin to initiate conversations. We will encourage their curiosity of letters and numbers through many fun learning activities in the Preschool  classroom.

Children are engaged in active learning and are able to make a variety of choices during their activities because we focus on process and not product. Ample materials are available to children to explore in the classroom under the watchful eye of their teachers. Children discuss and share their observations and learning experiences with classmates & teachers.

The preschool classroom includes Choice Time, Small & Large Group Time, Art, Math & Literacy, Technology, Music & Movement, Cooking, Sand & Water Experiences and Toys & Games. The outdoor environment is designed to provide an extension to the classroom and allows various science and discovery experiments. The classroom is limited to twenty children with two teachers.

Sample Daily Schedule

KINDERGARTEN READINESS: 4-5 YEARS

At this age, your child can engage in longer periods of one on one teacher-directed projects, group activities, and active play.  Your 4 or 5 year old is building their knowledge of written language and math concepts in early childhood.  Your child will be prepared for Kindergarten through many learning opportunities, including solving problems, investigating questions and creating artistic masterpieces.

Children are engaged in many learning experiences to help them prepare for Kindergarten. They will develop social skills, discover new things with hands-on science experiments, create art during craft time and learn from guest speakers & presenters. In the classroom, we cover colors, shapes, numbers, sequencing and important pre-reading skills like letter awareness and phonics.

Children learn skills such as pre-writing and journal entry. Graduates will have the skills they need to succeed as independent, self-confident, curious learners who can work well with others.