Programs

Infant Program

This program provides a warm, loving environment where our youngest students grow, play, and learn with our qualified infant care workers.  We pride ourselves on providing our infants with a stimulating, supportive program that not only meets their basic needs, but also pays close attention to their changing social, emotional, and developmental needs.

Our program includes songs, stories, lots of books, developmentally appropriate toys and games, and lots of one-on-one attention that infants need to thrive.  The preschool music teacher visits class each week to teach us new songs! Whenever the weather permits, we take the children outside to enjoy fresh air and sunshine, and to be stimulated by the world around them.  We also take them on daily strolls around the church, inside and out.

Ones Program

Our Ones program is lively and fun as these little ones learn to maneuver in their growing world.  Our loving teachers help each child reach new social and emotional milestones as they learn to interact with each other through songs, games, and interactive play. The preschool music teacher visits each week to teach us new songs and games!  Language and communication skills grow as each child is gently challenged to name familiar objects, respond to simple requests, explore and listen to books, and try new words. 

Cognitive function develops rapidly as the children explore, manipulate objects, and problem solve.  Movement and physical development progress rapidly as our Ones are encouraged to move to music, stand alone, take steps, and explore inside and outside the classroom.  Teachers also encourage the children to start expressing themselves artistically with playdoh, crayons, and other art materials.

Twos Program

Students in the Twos Program are divided into two separate rooms based on their age.  Students between 12-29 months are in one room and students 30-36 months are in another room.

Our younger Twos are busy friends who are beginning to include each other in play.  Our expert teachers work patiently with the children to encourage friendly interaction and more independent behaviors.  This class includes lots of practice following simple directions and using sentences of 2-4 words, and these children love repeating what their teachers say!  

Our teachers, in addition to setting up and supervising stimulating play, also assist the children with learning shapes, colors, rhymes, and simple games.  Our music teacher visits each week to teach us new songs and games!  Art experiences give the children a chance to work with paint, glue, playdoh, and to allow their fine motor skills and creative expression to flourish.   Outside time to work on large motor skills and explore the world around them is also important.  During this year, many Twos will begin to speak fluently, run, kick and throw a ball, use the potty, and draw shapes and lines.  It’s an exciting year full of growth! 

Our older Twos also engage in the activities listed above, but are ready for more structure in their day, as well as more personal responsibility.  They learn to rotate among learning centers, just like the older class does, and work one on one with the teachers learning new skills and engaging in more complex art experiences.  They are also old enough to take on the role of leader, bringing in snack for the day, showing a special item brought from home to their classmates, and helping to lead class activities. 

Threes Program

Our Threes teachers have an exciting year of learning and growing with these friends!  Threes continue to learn how to manage their belongings, follow routines, and work together to build community. Cognitive growth is exploding, and it is amazing to see!  

Threes delight in each day as they build, climb, jump, run, draw, pretend, and play!  Children rotate each day among learning centers carefully designed to promote exploration, fine motor skills, thinking, and reasoning. These centers include science and sensory experiences as well as toys and games. 

Counting, graphing, and recording observations are important parts of each week, as children learn more about the world around them.  Thematic units help the children make connections and have fun celebrating the changing seasons of the year. Children’s literature is an important part of the curriculum and helps to foster a lifelong love of stories and reading.  As the year progresses, the children grow in their understanding of print concepts, learning letters and numbers, “reading” books by looking at pictures, and beginning to write.

Fours Program

Our Fours class is a year full of wonder.  Fours’ skills and imaginations are growing rapidly, and our teachers provide what they need to develop at their own pace. The goal of this class is to help each child grow physically, socially, and academically as they prepare to enter pre-kindergarten.  

Our teachers plan developmentally appropriate activities to encourage cooperation, kindness, responsibility, trying new things, and respect for others. Academic skills are taught in both large and small group settings, with an emphasis on enjoyable and interesting, age-appropriate activities, not worksheets. These skills include colors, numbers, letter recognition, and letter sounds.  In addition, they begin working in centers to independently practice the skills taught to them.  Students also begin to write and recognize capital and lowercase letters as they progress through the year.  

Literature remains at the core of lessons with thematic activities based on the books read.  Simple math skills include numbers, number sense, patterns, and graphs.  Science and sensory centers add fun and are changed frequently to sustain interest and learning.  Movement and physical development continue to be integrated through music, daily outdoor or gym play, and games.