(1-2 YEARS OF AGE)
Themes are two to three week studies that allow children to explore and investigate high-interest topics and build conceptual understanding of the world around them.
Beginner teachers utilize the Creative Curriculum, an award-winning, research-based program that supports a developmentally-appropriate approach to learning through exploration and discovery.
Hellos and Goodbyes: Teachers help children manage separations and reunions with loved ones as children gain self-confidence and build trust.
Intentional Teaching: Teachers provide engaging and playful learning experiences that are based on learning objectives with either small groups or one on one.
Exploration: Development in all areas is supported through purposeful play with developmental toys and manipulatives that promote stacking, sorting, nesting, pushing, pulling, etc.
Snack Time: Children practice self-care routines and enjoy a sense of community.
Outdoor Play: All areas of development are supported as children explore and play on the playground.
- Music – Children learn to love music and support development in all areas as they sing, dance, and play instruments.
- Motor Lab – Through specific movement activities, children improve large-muscle skills, balance and coordination in the Motor Lab.
- Spanish – Students learn basic vocabulary and are exposed to the Spanish language when the Spanish teacher visits the classroom to sing, play and talk with the children.
- Library – students visit the library where they are engaged in the joy of language through reading, singing, puppets and browsing books.
- Bible – Bible stories and songs are introduced in the classroom by our Godly Play teacher.