Learn, Play, Grow
The classroom is set up to promote learning in every area. Changes to the environment are made to that reflect the monthly theme’s we are learning. The teachers are always near helping your young preschooler how to use new materials and how to play with friends. We provide a good balance of active, quiet, group and structured activities so your child will be happy and content while away from home. The activities will be drawn from the following curriculum areas; art, science, woodworking, cooking, music and movement, drama, literacy (which includes Zoo Phonics reading program), large motor, fine motor, practical life, social and physical skills.
Children will be using Zoo Phonics reading program.They will learn phonics and play word games that will eventually help them to become readers. Zoo phonics helps children through Animal sounds and movement games. Along with our reading program we use a whole language approach to help the children with their vocabulary, articulation, proper grammar through stories, pictures and poems.
Math & Science:
Activities are introduced to help children recognize shapes, sorting, quantity, serrate, matching, numbers and counting. Science projects, experiments, cooking and measuring projects are done on a weekly basis. You will notice Zoo Phonics activities also introduced in math program.
Staff encourages children to dress, eat, wash, use the toilet, and wait for turns on their own.
Children go outdoors twice daily, weather permitted. We encourage children to participate in daily exercises and games to help their coordination and gross motor abilities.
Art & Sensory:
Art projects, sensory containers, easel and art shelves are available for use during structured and unstructured times. Different media is introduced all of the time; some of it is very messy but loads of fun.
Room For Growing incorporates and follows High Scope Growing Readers Early Literacy and Language Curriculum and High Scope Numbers Plus – Preschool Mathematics Curriculum. The High Scope Curriculum uses an approach called “active participatory learning” – to achieve powerful, positive outcomes. The High Scope Preschool Curriculum helps young children excel in language and cognitive learning. It also promotes independence, curiosity, decision making, cooperation, persistence, creativity and problem solving.
Schedules are posted weekly for parent to view,
yearly calendars are available.