Early Childhood Programs
Our philosophy is that early childhood education should be a time of warmth, security, exploration and discovery. The Early Childhood Program utilizes our classrooms, preschool playground, gym and pool area. Geared towards kindergarten readiness for children ages 3-5, our program is licensed by the Office of Children and Family Services.
Physical Education: Fitness games and activities are conducted daily to help children work on gross motor skills, agility, balance and coordination.
Swimming: Classes are held twice weekly with Red Cross Certified instructors who teach beginner swimming skills and essential water safety skills. The program is an integral part of the curriculum, and full participation maintains the integrity of the program and creates a positive environment.
Math and Literacy: With manipulatives, the children are introduced to counting, sorting, sequencing, and matching skills. Literacy is taught through the use of the spoken word using books that are read throughout the day.
Nutrition and Gardening: Preschool classes nurture their own
garden, and our staff teach healthy eating and nutrition with hands-on
activities. Hot daily meal prepared by team from Ladle of Love.
Music: Children learn new songs, sing old favorites, and use rhythmic
instruments to help develop music appreciation.
Science: Our teachers instill a love of science using a variety of hands-on
activities, exploration and scientific thinking.