Infants (6 weeks - 12 mo)
The Infant Program aims to provide a safe and nurturing environment for babies to grow and develop while being stimulated for appropriate development. The ratio of child per teacher is 3:1.
Your infant will be cared for his/her basic needs in nutrition with the milk and foods you provide. Diapering needs and clean clothing will be constantly monitored. You can also expect a balanced routine for the day, which will include a morning nap as well as an afternoon one. As part of the morning routine, you can expect your infant to have a morning stroller ride in our playground, sensory experiences, music, and story time as part of the daily curriculum.
Toddlers (12 - 24 mo)
The Toddler Program begins to incorporate some structure into the day, as we focus on helping your toddler transition into the next phase of education and care. The ratio of child per teacher is 3:1.
Your toddler will begin the day with a group activity, such as singing a group song or exploring a book with the class. After the teacher tends to the routine needs of your toddler, the class engages in child-directed activities within different learning centers.The teacher will also facilitate a teacher-directed activity such as music, gym or art. Before lunch and nap, the group gets together for story time.
In the afternoon, your toddler will engage in manipulative activities to develop fine and gross motor skills. Then it's outside for some more play time. After returning, the toddler teacher facilitates another teacher-directed activity with some children, while the rest of the classroom is engaged in learning centers.Your toddler's day ends with a closing story and group time. All in all, it's enough activity and learning to make you tired!
Every toddler is an individual and will follow a unique path to achieving developmental milestones - it is important to remember this as you read through this section. Some will develop in certain skill areas faster or slower than others.The Toddler lessons are planned using the suggested activities in our curriculum and are tailored to your toddler's progress. So, for example, if she is learning to point to one major body part, the teacher might decide to plan some of the language and cognitive activities that will teach her about the different words to describe his body and how to communicate that she understands those words.
Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten (2 - 6 yrs)
In addition to expanding upon the Toddler Program, our Preschool Class introduces children to more structure and teacher-guided activities, while still balancing play and exploration. As children turn three, they become more aware of their role in the world around them and have increased social interactions with their peers and adults. Our talented teachers use open-ended activities to begin to help children explore science, social studies, math, and early literacy skills in a discovery-based way. Each day brings a new adventure as our preschoolers learn to play cooperatively, participate in centers, and are exposed to a variety of activities!
The Transitional Kindergarten class focuses on the skills your child needs for Kindergarten readiness. Our teachers prepare our students for the academic challenges and environment they will encounter in Kindergarten and beyond, by tailoring the curriculum and lessons to the child’s needs, encouraging meaningful learning experiences through play and instilling a sense of responsibility, leadership and independence during the Pre-K year. The play based curriculum is aligned with California Common Core Standards.