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Programs

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There’s something for everyone as we serve families with children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old in our early learning center and school aged children in our after school program.

Our programs will prepare your child with the skills and knowledge that they will need for the future. By providing an engaging curriculum and meaningful classroom activities that challenge children to explore their interests, acquire knowledge, and build new skills, our hope is to meet these needs in every way.

Our Phase Foundations Curriculum will offer a consistent curriculum for every age-group, with a unified monthly theme. It provides meaningful, whole-classroom activities that challenge children to explore their interests, acquire knowledge, and build new skills based on literature. The STEAM Phase Foundation Curriculum offers small group and individual activities so that every kid has ample opportunity to practice, achieve goals, and experience success.

Infants & Toddlers

Infant and young toddler schedules are less structured than those for older children. Daily structure for the infant and young toddler programs will revolve around important care routines. In an infant room especially, there will be several schedules being followed throughout the day depending on individual needs.

A safe place will be provided with quiet toys for infants and toddlers to play with during arrival times. This will allow caregivers opportunities to greet arrivals, perform health checks, and talk with parents.
For the youngest children, diapering times will be on demand. For older infants and toddlers, regular diapering and toileting times will be scheduled to support successful toilet-training for toddlers.
Young infants will be fed according to their individual schedules. Breakfast, lunch, and a mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack will be scheduled for older infants and toddlers.  Family style dining with older infants and toddlers will encourage self-help feeding and oral language skills.
Young infants will follow their own sleep schedules. Toddlers will have a scheduled quiet time/nap time after lunch.
Several times will be scheduled for play and explorations that include a balance of active and quiet activities. Play materials will be offered both inside and in the age-appropriate outdoor area.
Mid to late morning and afternoon group times will be scheduled and will include sharing picture books, songs, and fingerplays with two or three toddlers at a time.
Infants and toddlers will have daily access to the outdoor environment. An outdoor time will be scheduled for both morning and afternoon.
Choices of soft books, board books, and quiet play materials will be provided to help organize going home times. This will allow staff to care for infants and toddlers while being available to talk with parents and to gather things to go home.

Preschoolers

Daily routine for preschool age children (2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, and 4-year-olds) call for a more predictable yet flexible schedule. With growing independence and mastery of new skills, children can make choices and follow their own interests while feeling comfortable within the secure framework of a schedule.

Staff will welcome children individually, talk with parents, complete health checks, and organize children’s personal belongings. This time may include routines like hand washing and breakfast.  A variety of informal activities will be offered for children to engage in while waiting for others to arrive.
This time is planned for the whole homeroom class to be welcomed and to transition into the day’s activities. Group activities may include songs, fingerplays, or a story and provides an opportunity for caregivers and children to share with the group, and introduce the themes and activities for the day.
Various activities in the curriculum are prepared and scheduled, allowing children to rotate throughout different centers, activities, and enrichment rooms. Some activities may include small groups while others include individual activities.
This time allows children to come together as a group and review the morning’s activities.
The children will practice self-help skills during clean-up, hand washing, and preparation of snack. Preparation may occur in the homeroom as a learning center activity, in the cooking enrichment environment, or during family style eating.  Snack preparations may involve a thematic or curriculum connection.
Time will be reserved after eating, napping, and before outdoor play for toileting and handwashing. This option is open, as needed.
Outdoor materials and centers will be prepared for a variety of activity choices. Adequate time will be available for free active play.
Meal preparations may involve a curriculum connection. Family style dining will provide opportunities to promote self-help skill and to model table manners and informal conversations.  This time will also provide spontaneous teaching and learning opportunities.
Time will be reserved for children to rest and recharge. The length of time will vary with the age of the children.  Quiet individual activities will be available in an area removed from where others are resting for children who do not sleep.
This snack will follow rest time or be scheduled later in the afternoon.
Time will be allowed for children to choose individual activities as others are waking.
This time may be reversed with the afternoon group time.
This time may be reversed with the afternoon outdoor play and will serve as a transition to or from outdoor play and into informal afternoon activities.
Time will be planned for individual activity choices, time in learning centers, and/or enrichment areas.
Activities will be confined to a few areas in the homerooms to allow staff to care for children, talk with parents, and to gather things to take home.

School Age - Before & After School Programs

The daily schedule for school-age students is designed to provide a variety of activities including arts and crafts, sports and games, music, dramatic play, building and transportation, cooking, science, and discovery, math and literature, fitness and wellness activies, special interest areas and special events. Activities are planned to meet the needs and interests of the children. Individual choices will be facilitated in age-appropriate.

The daily schedule is flexible enough to provide adaptability but structured enough to provide consistency for the children.

During summer months, a weekly theme will guide enrichment activities, special events, and out-of-building activities, special events, and out-of- building activities. The morning activity time after 8:30 am, lunch, and/or afternoon activity time before 4:00 pm may be scheduled for out-of- building activities.