Programs

Harnessing Creativity

 

Our programs are designed to meet the needs of both children and families through specific goals and objectives. We focus on building off of the strengths of each child, taking advantage of every teachable moment.

 
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Waddlers

1 Year

Our "Waddlers" Enjoy:

Art, sensory play, stories, songs, dancing, outside time, and playing with the materials and equipment in the classroom.  The teacher is on the floor giving love and hugs, helping the children explore the classroom, and each child is encouraged in their individual development.

Class Program

  • Hands-on experiences 

  • Fun filled, messy 

  • Music and movement 

  • 1:6 ratio 

  • Language (Learning words, sign language usage)

  • Clean, fun room 

  • Personal touches (Pictures of homes and family) 

  • Variety of textures and sensory for children 

  • Trained staff 

  • Lots of communication (Diapers, food, nap, and pictures)

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Development Milestones

What Most Kids Do at This Age

Cognitive

  • Sort: Shapes and Colors

  • Build Towers (4 or more)

  • Learn Names for Objects and Animals

Movement

  • Kick a Ball

  • Running

Social & Emotional

  • Get Excited About Things

  • Gain More Independence

  • Plays Beside Other Children (Parallel Play)

Language

  • Name Items in Pictures

  • 2-4 word Sentences

  • Follow Simple Instructions

 
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Toddlers

2 Years

Our Toddlers Are

busy and love to explore, inside and outside!  We provide lots of sensory experiences, art, literacy, math, science, stories, and they even do a circle time with their teacher.  The Toddlers also have a weekly music lesson with the Northwest Academy of Music, and they perform in the Spring!  We are skilled in working with the two-year-old temperament, and offer lots of choices and help them be independent and autonomous. 

Class Program

  • Hands-on experiences

  • Play based 

  • Music/movement (music class 2x a week)

  • Art/process art 

  • 1:8 ratio 

  • Promote self-independence

  • Toilet training 

  • Centers 

  • Plenty of outside exploration 

  • Trained staff

  • Communication (photos, diapers, and incidents) 

  • Help with emotions 

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Development Milestones

What Most Kids Do at This Age

Cognitive

  • Make Believe

  • Puzzles (3-4 pieces)

  • Copies Circles

  • Build Towers (6 or more)

  • Screw and Unscrew Lids

Movement

  • Kicking a Ball

  • Running

  • Learning to Put on Clothes

  • Learning to Use Zippers

Social & Emotional

  • Copies Friends/Adults

  • Shows Affection

  • Learning and Labeling Emotions

  • Dressing and Undressing Self 

Language

  • Follow Instructions

  • Can Name Most Items

  • Can Name Family and Friends

  • Use 2-3 Sentences in Conversation.

 
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Preschool

3 Years

Our Preschoolers

love to learn!  They have curriculum, and the teacher posts the weekly lesson plans for parents to see.  It is all about Pre-K preparation!  They have science, math, literacy, art and sensory experiences on a daily basis, and the curriculum is theme based.  They have a weekly music lesson with the Northwest Academy of Music and perform in the Spring. The Preschoolers are learning how to use their words instead of acting out, and they are learning to do almost everything for themselves, and the teacher is great at facilitating and encouraging this awesome social/emotional development!

Class Program

  • Hands-on experiences 

  • Transition time for Pre-K

  • Promote independence 

  • Music class 

  • Gymnastic offered 

  • Curriculum based 

  • Play based 

  • Helping promote independence 

  • Trained teachers 

  • 1:12 ratio

  • Field trips 

  • Classroom community 

  • Assessments (3x a year)

  • Communication 

  • Plenty of chances to explore their world around them 

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Development Milestones

What Most Kids Do at This Age

Cognitive

  • Copies circle

  • Knows warnings 

  • Beginning to Trace Shapes

  • Play Make Believe

  • Matches/Sorts Objects by Color and Shape

Movement

  • Stringing together

  • Puts clothes on 

  • Using utensils to feed themselves

Social & Emotional

  • Learning and Labeling Emotions

  • Learning Techniques to Calm Down

  • Learning to Play WITH friends and not just beside them. 

Language

  • Conversations back and forth 

  • Asks: Who & Why 

  • Says what action they are doing 

  • Says name when prompted

  • Understood when talked to and asked to do things 

 
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Pre-K

4 Years

Our Pre-K's Are

kept busy getting ready for a successful start at Kindergarten!  This class is rich in learning and hands-on experiences.  They use workbooks called Handwriting Without Tears to learn how to properly write upper and lowercase letters and numbers, and the teacher posts her weekly lesson plans for parents to see.  We work with what the Lakeland School District wants the children to know when starting Kindergarten, and we perform a kindergarten readiness assessment in the Spring to make sure all students are on track.  The children have a weekly music lesson with the Northwest Academy of Music, and they perform at our Pre-K graduation in the Spring.

Class Program

  • Hands-on experiences

  • Kindergarten readiness (Following school district requirements) 

  • Stem activities 

  • Exploration 

  • Field trips 

  • Social emotional 

  • Spanish 

  • Music 

  • Curriculum centers 

  • Schedule 

  • Outside time 

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Development Milestones

What Most Kids Do at This Age

Cognitive

  • Retelling stories 

  • Naming people, objects and places

Movement

  • Catches large ball 

  • Pouring into cups 

  • Correct pencil grips 

Social & Emotional

  • Pretend play 

  • Asking turns 

  • Learning to help 

Language

  • Structured sentences 

  • Talks about their day or favorite part 

  • Answers questions 

 

Our Curriculum

Your Kids are in Good Hands with Us

We are a learning center, not a free-range daycare.  We have daily schedules and curriculum programs for every age group we serve.  Our curriculum engages children from infant to age five with developmentally appropriate activities that adhere to early childhood education industry standards.  It was designed with children and teachers in mind. Your child will be receiving the best care and education possible at our facility. 

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0-3 years old

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Preschool Palace

3-5 years old

Fun & Creativity

Learning Through Play

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Art

Finger Paint, Stringing Beads, Social and Emotional Learning through Dramatic Play,  Process Art.

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Music

Music Class, Finger Play Counting Songs, Circle Time Music, Annual Music Recital

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Movement

Outside Play, Yoga, Games, Dance Parties, Gymnastics. 

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Language

Phonics letter sounds using VoWac, Letter of the Week, Writing Practice,
Spanish Class

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