Our Infant Care Center is designed for age 6 weeks to 11 months. Each caregiver has been trained to work with this age group and provide immediate attention to your baby’s needs. Many special moments of cuddling, rocking, singing, playing and laughing help your baby feel secure, loved and trusting of the big world around him. Teachers provide your baby with appropriate stimulation, using books, pictures, music, finger plays and lots of language.
Our Toddlers, ages 12-18 months and 18-24 months, also enjoy the care of specially trained staff who work to provide a safe, interesting inter-active environment for the “upwardly mobile” (walking) explorer. Safe riding, climbing, pushing, and crawl-through equipment help to develop muscle and motor-coordination skills. The teacher’s positive communication and direction help to foster independence and self-esteem as your child begins to want to do things for himself. Of course, there are still those special times of cuddling, rocking, singing, hugging and playing that are just as much fun for the teacher as the child. Mother Goose Time Curriculum is used for these age groups. You may view more about this curriculum online at www.mothergoosetime.com
Our two-year and three-year-old classes are also challenged with Mother Goose Time curriculum that incorporates learning through play. Basic introduction to letters and sounds, numbers, colors, shapes, sizes, opposites, nursery rhymes, songs, role-playing, manipulative, table toys, and much more keep this inquisitive youngster busy, busy, busy. Lots of communication, focusing on helping and loving one another, helps to begin the process necessary for the development of good social skills. You may view more about this curriculum online at www.mothergoosetime.com
Our 3 & 4 and 4 & 5 year old Pre-Kindergarten Classes use the highly acclaimed ABEKA and Frog Street Press Curriculum. The academic program is strong in phonics, writing, numbers and values and other readiness skills is taught in both classrooms. Children are also encouraged to explore in the various classroom centers, like blocks, puzzles, books, art, sand and water and housekeeping. Making the day fun and exciting give the children great first impressions of school and learning. You may view more about this curriculum online at www.frogstreetprek.com and www.abeka.com
Our Kindergarten Class uses the highly acclaimed ABEKA curriculum. The program’s strong Bible based character training encourages the development of good habits of honesty, obedience, responsibility, accomplishment and self-control. The academic program, strong in phonics, writing, numbers and values and other readiness skills is taught in the classroom. All Kinder students receive the Stanford Achievement Test at the end of each year, and it is traditionally shown in test results, that our students have scored consistently higher than Kindergarten level.
Our Before/After School Class is provided with a fun, safe, and educational environment for our school age children. The children follow a daily schedule that consists of snack time, homework/independent studies, outside play time and take part in daily activities such as art, music, craft, world events and health/safety. A fun filled summer program, including swim lessons, field trips and special in-center activities is also part of the school-agers curriculum.
We hope this overview has given you some insight into our program at Life’s Little Blessings. We encourage you to call and come in for a tour of our center!