We know from recent brain research that early experiences dramatically shape the way the brain is structured and how it functions. The windows of opportunity for optimum development occur at a very young age. We believe that children learn best through their interaction with real materials, other children, and caring adults.
Our curriculum was developed from current brain research and best teaching practices, and is inspired by the teachings of Reggio Emilia, High Scope, and the Program for Infant and Toddler Caregivers (PITC), and theories based on the works of Erikson, Vygotsky, Gardner, and Piaget.
Teachers conduct on-going assessments that involve observing, tracking, and measuring each child’s development progress. These assessments allow teachers to better design classroom activities that support the Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) for every child.
Learn About Our Programs
Infant Program – 6 weeks to 18 months
By the time a child is three, the brain has formed 1,000 trillion connections. Early childhood experiences profoundly shape the infant brain. Our infant program focuses on the individuality of each child. Highly trained teachers provide a warm, nurturing, and flexible environment that meets individual needs. Many teachers are bi-lingual.
Toddler Program – 18 Months to 36 months
Toddlers learn through play, interacting with their environment, and by interactions with other children and their bi-lingual, highly trained teachers. All of our Toddler activities foster growth in language development, and encourage children to express their feelings with words and expand their vocabulary.
Typical Toddler Schedule
|7:00 – 8:10 a.m.||Greet children and families/Free choice activities: Manipulative toys, dramatic play, soft blocks, story books|
|8:10 – 8:20 a.m.||Clean up time, Diapering/Potty time/Hand washing|
|8:20 – 8:30 a.m.||Story time|
|8:30 – 8:40 a.m.||Wash hands for breakfast|
|8:40 – 9:05 a.m.||Breakfast time|
|9:05 – 10:05 a.m.||Morning activity time: Special art projects, learning centers, puzzles, free choice activities|
|10:05 – 10:15 a.m.||Group time: Greeting songs, stories, fingerplays, movement games|
|10:15 – 10:25 a.m.||Diapering/Potty time/Hand washing|
|10:25 – 11:30 a.m.||Outdoor play: Some structures gross motor games|
|11:30 – 12:15 p.m.||Wash hands for lunch|
|12:15 – 2:45 p.m.||Nap time, quiet activities|
|2:45 – 3:00 p.m.||Diapering/Potty time/Hand washing|
|3:00 – 3:20 p.m.||P.M. snack|
|3:20 – 4:00 p.m.||Outdoor play: Some structures gross motor games|
|4:00 – 4:45 p.m.||Afternoon activity time: Special art projects, learning centers, puzzles, free choice activities|
|4:45 – 5:00 p.m.||Diapering/Potty time/Hand washing|
|5:00 – 5:15 p.m.||Story time|
|5:15 – 5:45 p.m.||Free choice activity time and departure|
Preschool Program – 3 to 5 years
The bi-lingual preschool curriculum is designed and run by highly trained educators to prepare children for kindergarten and school success. The more children know and understand about the world around them, the more independent and confident they become. The curriculum emphasizes creativity, making and keeping friends, and an appreciation of diversity.
Typical Preschool Schedule
|7:00 – 8:15 a.m.||Greet children and families/Free choice activities: Morning art project, writing table, play dough, easel painting, manipulative games, puzzles, books|
|8:15 – 8:25 a.m.||Clean up time, Hand washing|
|8:25 – 8:40 a.m.||Story time|
|8:40 – 8:45 a.m.||Wash hands for breakfast|
|8:45 – 9:05 a.m.||Breakfast time|
|9:05 – 10:05 a.m.||Outdoor play: Some structures gross motor games|
|10:05 – 11:05 a.m.||Morning activity time: Special art projects, learning centers, puzzles|
|11:05 – 11:15 a.m.||Clean up time|
|11:15 – 11:30 a.m.||Group time: Greeting songs, stories, finger plays, movement games|
|11:30 – 12:00 p.m.||Outdoor play or neighborhood nature walk|
|12:00 – 12:30 p.m.||Wash hands for lunch|
|12:30 – 12:50 p.m.||Small group time, bathroom, wash hands, prepare for nap|
|12:50 – 2:45 p.m.||Nap time|
|2:45 – 3:30 p.m.||Hand washing, afternoon activity time: Special art projects, learning centers, puzzles, free choice activities|
|3:30 – 3:45 p.m.||Group time: story, flannel graph stories, puppets, music and movement|
|3:45 – 4:00 p.m.||Wash hands for afternoon snack|
|4:00 – 5:00 p.m.||Outdoor play: Some structures gross motor games|
|5:00 – 5:45 p.m.||Free choice activity time and departure|