In each classroom, we foster children’s participation in decision making, development of self-esteem, and the establishment of values. Developmentally-appropriate materials, toys, and activities make up the curriculum for all ages. The children learn daily through music, movement, play, stories, rhymes, art, sensory activities, circle times, and other activities. Field trips are an integral part of the curriculum and childcare program. The children take once a week outings. Trips are planned to places such as the Elmwood Zoo, Children’s Museum, as well as neighborhood walks.
Typical Day Schedule
7:00-9:00 Arrival, eating, free play
9:00-9:45 Breakfast & clean-up
9:45-10:30 Special projects, dramatic & sensory play
10:30-11:00 Outside/downstairs play
11:00-11:30 Getting ready for lunch
11:30-12:00 lunch & clean-up
2:45-3:00 Quiet play
3:00-3:30 Snack & clean-up
3:30-4:30 Free play in classroom
4:30-6:00 Outside/downstairs play; prepare for departure
Our 3 - year-old room has a 1:7 staff: child ratio, with a maximum of 14 children.
Our 4 - to 5 - year-old room has a 1:9 staff: child ratio, with a maximum of 20 children.
Our 6 - to 8 - year-old room has a 1:9 staff: child ratio, with a maximum of 20 children.
Our 9 - to 13 - year-old room has a 1:9 staff: child ratio, with a maximum of 20 children.