We understand that the first year of life is an essential time in early childhood development. Every baby in our care will be provided not only a safe, secure environment but also lots of warm, loving adult interaction as well as peer interaction as soon as they are ready. We also understand that every infant has their own unique routine for eating, sleeping and playing. We work closely with parents to establish a personalized plan to meet these individualized needs.
Each baby has their own crib to provide a sense of familiarity and comfort. Infants are encouraged to reach, grasp, kick, hold, pull, crawl and stand. We actively engage the babies through communication and language, music and sound. Filled with books, blocks and age-appropriate toys, our infant room encourages discovery and exploration of texture, color, pattern, size and shape. Whatever the needs of the baby, we are their to fulfill them!
Climbing, exploring, painting, playing... all are engaging activities our toddlers enjoy every day. The toddlers have their own playground; however, when it's rainy or cold outside we turn our room into a gymnastics arena. But because we focus on a toddler's growth, self-esteem and natural curiosity we also begin circle time at this age. Toddlers love to sing and dance, count and make animal noises. Anything can be fun when you are a toddler!
Our Preschool Curriculum
Ages two through Prek
Our preschool curriculum promotes a more structured academic learning environment. Our studies allow for both child-initiated and teacher-directed activities.
Although reading and writing abilities continue to develop throughout the life span, the early childhood years—from birth through age eight—are the most important period for literacy development. Children take their first critical steps toward learning to read and write very early in life. Our lessons promote reading readiness through phonics, reading and writing on a daily basis. Our children enter kindergarten already at the head of their class!
A high-quality, challenging, and accessible mathematics education for three-to-six-year-old children is a vital foundation for future mathematics learning. In every early childhood setting, children should experience effective, research-based curriculum and teaching practices. Math helps children develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Just as the brain is "pre-wired" to learn and use language, it is also a part of human nature to learn and use math concepts. As children begin crawling and walking, they explore, handle objects and notice the sizes of their toys. They start to form ideas about their environment, naturally. With these activities, children learn the basics of math such as grouping and sorting, exploring the space around them, recognizing patterns, estimating and predicting, measuring and understanding the concepts of time. Our math curriculum builds on these concepts and uses hands-on activities to further promote the learning of more abstract concepts.
THE FUN AND LEARNING NEVER STOP... In addition to the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic our teachers include social studies, science, sensory activities and much more in all of their daily lessons. PLUS, Tumble to the Max, an exciting preschool gymnastics class, is taught weekly at CPA.