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Curriculum Highlights

The curriculum has been developed with respect for each child and each stage of development. We believe in hands-on learning and experiences in a child-centered environment.

Lesson plans center on positive experiences in cognitive, language, social-emotional and physical development. Creative expression, health and safety, and cultural diversity are also stressed. Daily activities are developmentally appropriate and reflect a balance of active and quiet explorations and interactions.

Infants

  • Nurturing and frequent contact with consistent warm and caring staff
  • A lot of one-on-one attention and interaction
  • Exposure to books, music and language
  • Lots of opportunities to safely explore inside and outside physical environment
  • Balance and routine in daily life between rest and active play
  • Staff work with the parents to develop healthy and consistent routines between home and child care
  • Daily documentation of activities, feeding and sleeping times

Toddlers

  • Daily routine between active and quiet play
  • Opportunity to choose safe, appropriate activities
  • Encourage language development and self-help skills
  • Daily activities to help master coordination and gross motor development
  • Outside time provided daily
  • Opportunities to grow, develop and succeed in a safe, nurturing environment
  • Reading and music (singing, etc.) experiences daily
  • Daily documentation of activities

Preschool

  • Structured, hands-on, experiences covering all areas of the curriculum
  • Field trip enrichment/community experiences
  • Learning through play and real life experiences
  • Respect for individual differences and needs
  • Refine toileting and self-help skills
  • Development of individual habits and routines to stay safe and healthy
  • Reading and music experiences

Curriculum Themes and Sub-Themes

January - Winter
Night & Day
Health & Safety
Forest & Woodland Animals
Chinese New Year


March - Let's Pretend
Nursery Rhymes
Folk & Fairy Tales
Dinosaurs
Clothing (Hats)


May - Nature
Birds
Vegetables
Fruits
Plant Life
Mother's Day
Cinco de Mayo


July - Water
Patriotic Week
Physical Fitness Week
Community Helpers Week
Animal Week
Camping Week


September - Community Helpers
Medical Helpers
Police & Firefighters
Postal Workers
Librarian
Shopkeepers


November - Autumn
Home & Family
Turkeys
Corn
Fall Harvest
Indians
Thanksgiving

February - All About Me
Feelings
My Body
Where I Live (Texas)
Valentine's Day
Five Senses
Black History


April - Spring
Easter
Pets
Farm Animals
Insects


June - Summer
Getting to Know You
Western Week
Art Week
Wildlife Week


August - Transportation

Space Week
International Week
Aloha Week


October - Fall
Fall Colors
Leaves
Apples
Pumpkins
Scarecrow
Squirrels & Nuts


December - Community Service
Giving & Sharing
Friends
Children Around the World
Holiday Songs & Traditions
Christmas
Hannukah

 

 

 

 

 

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Last Updated: 12/21/2015