Infant Classroom: 6 weeks-12 months
Babies are amazing little critters! Their minds and bodies move at such a fast pace, yet they need to be cuddled, loved and guided. The teachers do just that. Not all infants grow at the same pace so we encourage each infant to learn about themselves while we keep a close eye on developmental milestones.
Toddler Classroom: The Famous 1 year old
Toddlers are moving around more, and are aware of themselves and their surroundings. Their desire to explore new objects and people also is increasing. During this stage, toddlers will show greater independence; begin to show defiant behavior; recognize themselves in pictures or a mirror; and imitate the behavior of others, especially adults and older children. Toddlers also should be able to recognize the names of familiar people and objects, form simple phrases and sentences, and follow simple instructions and directions.
Toddler Classroom: The Fabulous 2 year old
Skills such as taking turns, playing make believe, and kicking a ball, are called developmental milestones. Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move (like jumping, running, or balancing).
Because of children’s growing desire to be independent, this stage is often called the “terrible twos.” However, this can be an exciting time for parents and toddlers. Toddlers will experience huge thinking, learning, social, and emotional changes that will help them to explore their new world, and make sense of it. During this stage, toddlers should be able to follow two- or three-step directions, sort objects by shape and color, imitate the actions of adults and playmates, and express a wide range of emotions.
Preschool: 2 classrooms for children age 3-5
As children grow into early childhood, their world will begin to open up. They will become more independent and begin to focus more on adults and children outside of the family. They will want to explore and ask about the things around them even more. Their interactions with family and those around them will help to shape their personality and their own ways of thinking and moving. During this stage, children should be able to ride a tricycle, use safety scissors, crayons and markers, notice a difference between girls and boys, help to dress and undress themselves, play with other children, recall part of a story, and sing a song. Academics start at this point in our classrooms to prepare the children for their Kindergarten journey moving forward.