4 Years Old to Transitional Kindergarten Class
The 4 year olds are very busy learning the alphabet one letter at a time. Each week, beginning with “Aa”, the children learn all about the sound the letter makes, the upper and lower case forms of the letter, and create individual letter books. Math skills are also enhanced with learning the numbers 0-100 and by creating individual number books. A variety of hands-on materials are used to teach math, science and writing skills. The children also choose activities from different learning centers in the classroom and practice using their large muscles while enjoying fun gross motor games and exercises.
Themes in the 4 year old room include:
3-Year Old Preschool Class
The 3 year olds enjoy a theme-based curriculum which includes:
Our 3 year olds start with the letter “A” and work on one letter a week until all 26 letters are done. We read stories and sing songs about each letter. After the letters, we move on to numbers, colors and shapes. Each week the children work on name recognition, tracing names, cutting on lines with scissors and coloring within the lines. Exploring art and music through small and large group activities are also included in the daily curriculum.
Toddler (18-23 months)
The Toddler Program includes children ranging in age from 12 months to 2 years. Since toddlers are learning at a rapid pace, our toddler teachers keep their day moving by planning fun and exciting hands-on activities in all developmental areas:
A toddler’s needs may change quickly and I am ready to adapt and make classroom changes to accommodate those needs. As children grow they will discover the skills of communication as their language skills start to form. Toddlers also learn the skills required to interact with their peers and how to appropriately express their feelings and emotions.
Daily communication between parents and caregivers is strongly encouraged. An individual daily report is sent home detailing each toddler’s day, including feeding, changing, naps and supply needs. We encourage parents to call anytime with questions and concerns.
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2 Year Old
Our 2 year olds enjoy a curriculum based on a variety of weekly themes, including:
We focus on encouraging language development skills. During circle times, the children sing about the days of the week and the months of the year. They review colors, shapes and numbers daily, along with learning to recognize their written name and other common words. The children explore art, music, sensory activities and exercise their motor skills in a variety of developmentally appropriate small and large group activities. The children enjoy making their own color, number and shape books. An important accomplishment for the older 2’s is learning self-help skills including toilet training, dressing themselves and developing self-confidence and a positive self-image.
Infants - 17 months
The Infant Program at Not Your Ordinary Day Care includes children newborn to 17 months of age. The infant caregivers provide a safe, nurturing and consistent environment for the children, along with numerous opportunities for enrichment activities throughout the day. Activities are planned to enhance infant development in all areas:
Daily communication between parents and caregivers is strongly encouraged. An individual daily report is sent home detailing each infant and toddler’s day, including feeding, changing, naps and supply needs. We encourage parents to call anytime with questions and concerns. We want to make this first transition away from home as easy as possible for you and your child.
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