Ages and Programs
Children are divided into 5 groups based on age and ability. The groups range from age 6 weeks through 5 years or until the child begins Kindergarten. We do not enroll children beyond that age.
Infant Non-Mobile and Mobile: Ms. Maggie, Ms. Mel, Mrs. Sandra and Ms. Darla are our teachers for these classes. Our infant area consists of children age 6 weeks through approximately 1 year or until they are strong walkers. In this group we do tummy time to help strengthen their neck muscles. We also help them to develop fine motor skills as well as gross motor skills. They do projects for all major holidays. Teachers help babies learn to share and how to take turns. Teachers also assist infants in learning how to hand and spoon feed as well as use a sippy cup. This is also where we guide them in being social with their peers.
Mrs. Tiffany or Mrs. Amber’s class: The toddler group consists of 12 to 18 month olds. The goal of this group is to teach the children self help skills as well as social-emotional skills. The teacher instructs on how to hold a spoon the correct way and how to drink from a sippy cup. The children are also taught how to hold colors or markers for projects as well as how to initiate play with their peers. Nursery rhymes are introduced and books are read aloud to the class featuring the theme of the week.
Mrs. Krystal's Class: This group involves children ages 18 months through 2 years. While the main goal of this group is developing social skills, teachers center their instruction around weekly themes. Children in this group will not only learn how to play together and share toys, but through play will develop their communication skills, language skills and fine motor skills. Children who show readiness will begin potty training in this group although most children are not really ready until closer to age 3.
Mrs. Pam’s Class: This group is comprised of children aged 2 to 3 years. The main goal of this group is to further strengthen social skills and to begin developing appropriate behaviors such as sitting and developing attention skills. Through daily instruction and guided play, Mrs. Pam uses weekly themes to help each child meet the developmental milestones for their age. This includes language development as well as beginning writing and cutting. Children who show readiness will also concentrate on potty training.
Mrs. Kelsea's Class: Our Pre-K 3’s and 4’s is the oldest group at our school. Children must be potty trained to enter this group. The goal of this group is to prepare children for Pre-K and Kindergarten. Daily lessons revolve around the weekly introduction of each letter of the alphabet. Mrs. Barbara’s day includes a variety of activities including dramatic play, art, reading, and music. Instruction also includes lessons in counting, cutting, and writing. Each activity is adapted according to the child’s age so as to challenge the older children and also to avoid frustrating the younger children.