Play is extremely important to children's learning because it is through play that children learn and grow. Children who are allowed large block of time for play have time to pretend, imitate, experiment, explore, problem-solve, cooperate, and work on relationships.
From about six months to six years children engage in "functional play," during which they explore the functions and properties of objects in their environment. Using their senses they learn how things look, sound, feel, taste, smell, and what they do. Children who are encouraged to freely explore and discover are moved by curiosity to learn more.
Infant Care (6 weeks - 18 months)
Our separate nursery is set up to allow our infants to explore in order to stimulate and encourage social, cognitive, physical, emotional, and language development. Routines and repetitive learning are just one of our ways of developing consistency. With a lot of laughter, affection, and love we build trust and confidence.
Activities: One on One time, tummy time, listening to music, movement, exploring with textures and sounds..... and much more.
Some of our items: bouncer, exersaucer, walker, jumperoo, swing, crib, basinet, playpen, bumbo, soft books/toys and much more.
It is never to early to learn!!! We have a designed curriculum that includes our little ones during learning time. The results are amazing.
*Parents must provide formula, baby food, and diapers.
*Security items such as blankies are more than welcome!
Toddler Care (18 - 36 months)
The curriculum for our little toddlers is more structured. Our developmental goals include the following:
- Recognizing colors, the alphabet, and numbers 1-20
- Coloring with crayons, markers and stencils
- Discovering animals, plants, insects, the weather and seasons
- Understanding people and different professions
- Learning about cars, trucks, and household items
- Singing, dancing, and recognizing music instruments
- Exercise being attentive during story time and activities
- Encouraging independance and individual strength
- Learning how to socialize and share with others
- Introducing "the potty" and proper hygiene methods of hand washing
Our Pre-school curriculum is structured as well, as we prepare them for the kindergarten world. Our developmental goals include the following:
- Identifying and tracing shapes, letters, and numbers 1-20
- Practice writing name
- Put together sounds and pronounciation in 3 letter words to prepare them for reading
- Engaging in pretend play to explore and express
- Solving puzzles
- Drawing and designing
- Singing, dancing, and identifying music instruments
- Building models and towers
- Working in groups to learn sensitivity to others, leadership, and sharing
- Becoming familiar with days of the week and calendar
- Discovering the effects of the weather on animals, plants, and people
- Establishing a sense of stability and reassurance
The "Your Baby Can Read" method and Baby Einstein videos, which encourages early development in language, movement, sounds, communication, music arts, nature, and early identification with shapes, colors, letters and numbers have been incorporated into our set of courses. Nevertheless, our main curriculum highly emphasizes on the following learning activities which play an important role in child care.
*We speak both English and Spanish*