The purpose of all childcare arrangements shall be to provide a positive environment for ages Birth – 7 years. We offer values and materials that encourage stimulation and exploration through creativity, production, challenges, and outdoor physical movement. Our goal is to build social and emotional values, self esteem, self control and a sense of self worth. We offer information and opportunities that are beneficial to the children, their total family, and the community that surrounds them.
Additionally, we can record a Daily Sheet as a record of the things your child has accomplished throughout his/her time with us. This can be an excellent resource for parents on the go, as well as a great conversation starter with your child. Comprehension begins with talking over ones day. This helps link activities from time away, to time with you providing the beginning of memory retention.
Curriculum – Our Activities Include:
Art – Students experience through the use of art materials creativity and self expression of ideas and feelings.
Cooking – Children of all ages love to cook and help in the kitchen. They will be involved in some aspect of meal preparation planning and serving.
Dramatic Play – Students have opportunities to recreate their world by dressing up and participating in role-playing activities.
Music – Different types of music are introduced through games, singing, listening, creative movement and finger play.
Science – Students learn about nature and their world by observing, exploring and comparing a variety of materials.
Mathematics – Through a variety of manipulative and table games, students learn to count, match, sort, compare and order.
Pre-reading/writing – Students are encouraged to explore books in our library as well as listen to stories read aloud. A variety of writing tools and paper mediums are provided for fine motor skills development.
Language – Students are given opportunities to practice and learn basic American Sign Language through flash cards, books and demonstrations.
Ethics – Students are given ethical response cues to the issues they face everyday.
Outdoor Play - We take advantage of every opportunity to go outside, exploring nature is one of greatest teachers and children need to play.
What we provide.
A safe place for your child; Your child can choose what to try. We will design a program to meet the needs of you and your child.
Conversation; we talk to children at all ages, in developmentally appropriate language they can understand. Cheryl has studied child development and in particular interpersonal relationships. What children hear, see and experience is what shapes their picture of the world and how they are going to fit in it. We look for and will provide opportunities for as many teachable moments our time together can hold.