||Learning Stations are set
up in each room so that the children are exposed to a diversity of
ideas, concepts, and skills. The stations are designed to meet the
developmental needs of each group of children. Some of the learning
areas are: computer, family life, manipulatives, library, arts and
crafts, and blocks.
Computer Learning children work at their own pace on
the computer. We have many educational programs for children to use
as well as a number of games for those times when your child just
needs to play.
Free Play children are allowed to freely explore their
environment. Playground equipment, puzzles, books, toys, and coloring
books are available for exploration. Free play is offered twice a
day, am, and pm, so that each child can work in their own stations.
Movement we work on the development of gross and fine
motor skills. Gross motor activity includes:
games, dancing, aerobics, tumbling, climbing, etc. Fine motor activity
includes: painting, cutting, drawing, and writing, gluing, and working
Story Time books are very important to us and we share
our excitement about books with your children everyday.
Show and Tell children enjoy describing their favorite
toys to other children while developing their verbal skills.
Arts and Crafts is something both children and teachers
enjoy doing together. These projects usually take on a holiday or
Science we have designed a hands-on program where children
experience very basic scientific concepts. We use sand and water tables,
plantings, experience the seasons, explore living things, and care
for our class pet.
Naptime or Quiet Time all children need some time during
the day to wind down and rest. The younger children tend to nap. The
older children are allowed to browse through books or do a quiet activity.
Educational Themes each month we will introduce a new
theme for exploration. Classroom calendars and summary sheets will
be handed out monthly. Parents will be made aware of educational concepts
and social themes, which is intended to encourage parental involvement
in the education process.