"Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and strength, use it to create".
Dr. Maria Montessori
Infants (12 mo to 24 mo)
Our program is designed to provide your infant's day with a schedule that is regular enough to be predictable but flexible enough to meet the individual needs of each child. At this age they are creating relationships and forming trust with their caregiver while exploring the world around them.
Each part of their day will offer learning opportunities meant for the growth of their emerging skills. Even while playing with toys your infant is learning new skills, including cause and effect when hitting a ball or about movement and space when he/she rolls a toy car.
Mixed-age grouping is a smaller version of what the real world is like. As they grow in our program, infants are inspired by the older children and are able to problem solve by watching other children interact and by receiving help from other children directly or indirectly. Every child has the opportunity to shine depending on his or her strengths.
2 to 4 Year-Olds - Preschool
Our innovative program with Spanish Immersion engages them with the early learning fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to kindergarten, with a rich diversity of music, art, and dramatic play.
Children learn by doing, getting messy, investigating their questions, and problem solving with their friends. They learn by playing games, using their imaginations, expressing their emotions, creating, and exploring the world around them.
Areas of development include emotional, social, intellectual and physical growth, with an emphasis on self-esteem all while having fun and learning Spanish.
Our program focuses on the ten critical early literacy and math skills. Early literacy: discourse, a rich vocabulary and background knowledge, phonological awareness, book and print rules and letter knowledge, and the convincing body of research on relationship-based adult-child interactions which shows that children learn best when adults are sensitive and responsive to a child's social-emotional needs as well as care about their educational goals and practice. Math skills include: comparison and classification, geometry and spatial sense, measurement, numbers and operations, logic and patterns.
Besides early literacy and math skills, our curriculum sets the stage for visual arts, music and dance, dramatic play, life science, earth science, physical science, self concept, and self direction. With our experience, we are able to extend these lessons into the children's play. The classroom is a child's third teacher. The learning tools in our classroom are chosen carefully and with purpose in mind. Our classroom is separated into learning centers. Materials and toys are changed weekly/monthly as our studies/themes change. We are very intentional with the materials and toys set up. Each day the children are involved in a variety of lessons focused on a theme. It is our job to nurture their excitement for learning by creating developmentally appropriate, engaging, and challenging lessons and activities so they become life long learners.
Our learning centers are: Dramatic Play Center, Puppet Center, Block Center, Math Center, Science Center, Sensory Center, Light Table Center, Library, Magnetic Board Center, Puzzles Center, and ABC Center.