Early Childhood Educational PROGRAMS

InfantS

0-12 months

In our Infant Classroom the children will work on the following milestones:

Listening and understanding: Responds to a familiar voice

Speaking and communicating: Cries to express needs or sadness. Expresses happiness.

Self Concept and Self Control: Enjoys social interaction.

Cooperation and Social Relationships: Recognizes familiar people. Seeks security with familiar adults

Knowledge of Family:  Recognizes family members.

Initiative and Curiosity: Lifts head and looks around. Looks for items. Picks items up. Remembers where familiar items are kept.

Scientific Knowledge: Displays sensory awareness: seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, and touching.

Motor Skills: Turns head and makes eye contact. Smiles. Reaches and supports upper body with arms. Attempts to pull up and bounces in adult lap. Scoots and creeps. Crawls and pulls up to a stand.

Spatial Sense: Explores objects.

Music and Movement: Reacts to music.

ToddlerS

12-30 Months

In our Toddler classroom the children will work on the following milestones:

Listening and Understanding: Responds to simple directions and questions

Speaking and Communicating: Begins to sing songs. Participates in conversation. Continually uses more complex vocabulary. Begins to clearly pronounce words.

Phonemic Awareness: Attempts to sing a song. Repeats rhyming words.

Book Knowledge/Print Awareness: Manipulates book being read. Looks at books independently.

Early Writing: Begins to scribble.

Alphabet Knowledge: Begins to recognize and distinguish alphabet symbols from other symbols.

Self Concept and Self Control: Begins to manage emotions and feelings.

Cooperation and Social Relationships: Responds to the feelings of others with caring behavior. Follows specific adult directions.

Music and Movement: Attempts to verbally join in singing. Plays simple musical instruments

Art: Begins scribbling. Enjoys messy play.

Dramatic Play: Plays simple pretend games.

Initiative and Curiosity: Helps dress and undress self. Notices differences in temperature, smell, and taste.

Scientific Knowledge: Rolls and retrieves a ball. Indicates one or more body parts.

Motor Skills: Stands and walks. Stack two or more blocks and place pegs in holes. Begins throwing, catching, and kicking objects. Passes small objects from one hand to the other.

Preppers

30-42 Months

In our Preppers classroom the children will work on the following milestones:

Listening and Understanding: Understands more complex spoken language.

Speaking and Communicating: Initiates conversations and makes requests. Uses three-plus word sentences.

Phonemic Awareness: Recognizes and repeats rhyming words in nursery rhymes, simple stories or songs.

Book Knowledge/Print Awareness: Retells story parts.

Alphabet Knowledge: Begins to recognize alphabet letters in own name.

Self-Concept and Self Control: Uses feeling words. Begins to understand and use expected behaviors.

Cooperation and Social Relationships: Begins to function in group settings with cooperation.

Knowledge of Families: Begins to use family terms, such as “Mother,” “Father,” “Brother,” “Sister,” etc.

Music and Movement: Participates in musical activities.

Art: Shows satisfaction with completed projects.

Initiative, Curiosity, and Engagement: Participates in a variety of tasks, completes tasks and expresses curiosity about new activities.

Mathematics:  Can explore with Materials. 

Motor Skills: Begins the process of zipping and snapping.

Health and Safety: Becomes toilet trained Develops a taste for nutritious foods. Begins to understand that being with an adult provides safety.

Preschool 1

3 Years

In our Preschool 1 classroom the children will work on the following milestones:

• Language: Listening and Understanding Exhibits beginning listening skills (attending) Follows directions (1-3) Understands more complex vocabulary and displays listening comprehension.

• Speaking and Communicating Clearly: Pronounces words. Expresses ideas and responds to questions with complete sentences and more complex vocabulary

• Literacy Phonemic/Phonological Awareness: Identifies sounds in the environment and in speech. Matches sounds and rhymes in familiar activities.

• Book Knowledge/Print Awareness: Shows awareness of how books work. Shows interest in reading-related activities.

• Early Writing: Understands that writing is a way of communicating. Experiments with different writing tools and materials Progresses from using scribbles to using letter-like symbols.

• Alphabet Knowledge: Identifies the alphabet as a special category of symbols. Recognizes the beginning letters in familiar words. Identifies at least 10 letters of the alphabet. Begins to associate letters with sounds.

• Mathematics:  Can explore with Materials. 

• Recognizes Spatial Relationships: Classifies and sorts attributes.  Names each color

• Science: Displays observations skills.  Collects, describes, and records information. Recognizes individual body parts

Preschool 2

3 ½ - 4 Years

In our Preschool 2 classroom the children will work on the following milestones:

• Language: Listening and Understanding Exhibits beginning listening skills (attending).

• Follows directions (1-3): Understands more complex vocabulary and displays listening comprehension.

• Speaking and Communicating: Clearly pronounces words. Expresses ideas and responds to questions with complete sentences and more complex vocabulary.

• Literacy Phonemic/Phonological Awareness: Identifies sounds in the environment and in speech. Matches sounds and rhymes in familiar activities. Shows awareness that words can begin with the same sound.

• Book Knowledge/Print Awareness: Shows awareness of how books work. Shows interest in reading-related activities. Recognizes environmental print and other forms of print. Understands the connection between spoken and written words and that speech can be written down. Understands that letters create words and words are read from left to right.

• Early Writing: Understands that writing is a way of communicating. Experiments with different writing tools and materials. Represents stories and experiences through pictures and dictation. Progresses from using scribbles to using letter-like symbols.

• Alphabet Knowledge: Identifies the alphabet as a special category of symbols. Recognizes the beginning letters in familiar words. Identifies at least 10 letters of the alphabet. Begins to associate letters with sounds.

• Mathematics: Can explore with Materials.

• Recognizes Spatial Relationships: Classifies and sorts attributes. Names each color. Understands Ordering. Demonstrates understanding & Recognition of Numerals 0-9.

• Science: Displays observations skills. Collects, describes, and records information. Recognizes individual body parts. Understands the Functions of the 5 senses. Shows awareness of the natural world and living things.

Pre-Kindergarten

4 – 5 Years (MUST BE entering Kindergarten in the Fall)

In our Pre-K classroom the children will work on the following milestones:

• Listening and Understanding:  Exhibits beginning listening skills (attending). Follows directions (1-3). Understands more complex vocabulary and displays listening comprehension.

• Speaking and Communicating: Clearly pronounces words. Expresses ideas and responds to questions with complete sentences and more complex vocabulary.

• Literacy Phonemic/Phonological Awareness: Identifies sounds in the environment and in speech. Matches sounds and rhymes in familiar activities. Shoes awareness that words can begin with the same sound. Identifies word parts (syllables) in words.

• Book Knowledge/Print Awareness: Shows awareness of how books work. Shows interest in reading-related activities. Shows the ability to retell, dictate, and predict story outcomes. Recognizes environmental print and other forms of print. Understands the connection between spoken and written words and that speech can be written down. Understands that letters create words and words are read from left to right.

• Early Writing: Understands that writing is a way of communicating. Experiments with different writing tools and materials. Represents stories and experiences through pictures and dictation. Progresses from using scribbles to using letter-like symbols.

• Alphabet Knowledge: Identifies the alphabet as a special category of symbols. Recognizes the beginning letters in familiar words. Identifies at least 10 letters of the alphabet. Begins to associate letters with sounds.

• Mathematics: Can explore with Materials. Recognizes Spatial Relationships. Classifies and sorts attributes. Names each color.

• Creates patterns: 1 to 1 Correspondence. Understanding Ordering. Demonstrates understanding & Recognition of Numerals 0-9.

• Science: Displays observation skills. Collects, describes, and records information. Recognizes individual body parts. Understands the Functions of the 5 senses. Shows awareness of the natural world and living things. Recognizes cause & effect and can predict outcomes.

Additional Programs

• Virtual Learning
• Before and After School
• Summer Camp
• Snow Days and School Vacations

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