CHILDREN LEARN BY DOING. They learn through play, experimentation, exploration, and testing. Learning should be a joyful, natural experience. We have chosen a curriculum based on the developmental needs of the children in each room and to foster individual growth through opportunities for exploration. 90% of brain growth occurs from zero to 5 years old. Each class lesson plan and your child’s class flexible schedule are posted on the parent’s board in your child’s room. We incorporate current trends in Early Childhood and School Age Education and then structure this curriculum to meet the needs of the majority of the children in the group.

Our curriculum, although it will vary depending on age, is guided by the following underlying principles.

  • Children learn through dynamic investigations
  • Children instigate their own learning
  • Learning comes from open-ended experiences
  • Adults are facilitators of children’s learning

Our curriculum goals are:

  • To foster positive self-esteem
  • To provide opportunities for creative expression
  • To support the development of social skills such as sharing, cooperation, and empathy
  • To enhance physical development through a variety of activities
  • To stimulate cognitive development through exploration and discovery
  • To strengthen communication skills
  • To practice decision-making by selecting activities from a variety of learning centers