Ages 6 weeks - 12 years
Infants 6 Weeks to 11 Months (1:3) The infant room is designed to create a warm, nurturing and secure environment. Every moment of an infant’s day offers opportunities for learning and routines are viewed as a part of the curriculum for your infant’s day. Diaper changing, feeding and other routines are viewed as vital times for communication, self discovery and socialization. Your child’s caregiver will capture these moments and respond in engaging, language rich ways such as singing, reading, talking and cuddling . This helps to instill trust and provides a healthy learning environment. We provide soft play areas designed to allow infants safe opportunities to explore and develop at their own pace.
Waddlers 11 Months to 16 Months (1:4) Waddlers are on the move, checking things out as if their curiosity has no bounds! The Waddler Room is designed with this in mind. Children in the Waddler area are making the transition from infant to toddler. They transition to mats instead of cribs and eat at small tables and chairs instead of high chairs. Children play and explore with their caregivers acquiring skills needed for social interaction. Expressive language often emerges, and the children continue to develop fine and gross motor skills through repeated use of developmentally appropriate toys and props.
Toddlers 16 Months to 24 Months (1:4) Toddlers are active explorers, eager to try new things and use materials in different ways. Toddlers discover their world on a physical level by touching, dumping, dropping and walking. Children in this group are busy playing imaginative play, blocks, manipulatives, art, music and books. Expectations for behaviors are developmentally appropriate and allow the child to be challenged yet feel support from the teacher.
Two Year Olds (1:7) –Our active two year olds enjoy a day full of singing, stories, art and crafts, pretending and games to develop social skills and learning. Each child’s curiosity, creativity, learning skills and self-esteem are enhanced in the loving atmosphere of our two year old room. We also assist children in toilet training.
Three Year Olds (1:8) - The classroom is divided into bright and interesting learning centers to offer these children an exciting time of play in small groups or independently. Monthly themes involve a variety of activities for the purpose of developing socialization and learning skills while building each child’s biblically-based self-esteem. Bible, art, music, and outdoor play are included in each day.
Four Year Olds (1:9) - Children ages 4 to 5 years participate in activities to strengthen their kindergarten preparatory skills such as reading readiness, numbers, prewriting skills, nature, and listening skills. Bible, art, music, learning centers, and outdoor play are also included in each day. Monthly themes are used to enrich their experiences. Children learn how to appropriately participate in large and small groups.
Before/After School Care (1:15) – Children ages 5-12 years participate in activities before and after school. Full day care is available during school breaks as well as summer months. Activities include daily devotions, outside play, homework and art experiences. Homework assistance is offered as well as planned and free time activities. Children in this age group are encouraged to demonstrate mutual respect, cooperation and kindness in their interactions with others
Ages 3-5 years
Monthly themes involve a variety of activities to develop a firm Christian foundation. The preschool theme of "Accepted in the Beloved" affirms the love of God for each child. Children participate in activities to strengthen their kindergarten readiness skills including social skills and creative arts. The classroom is divided into bright and interesting learning centers to offer these children an exciting time of creative play in small groups or independently. Each child's curiosity, creativity, learning skills, and self-esteem are enhanced in the loving atmosphere of our program.