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Learn, Play, Discover

We believe in learning through experiences with one another so there is an emphasis on social skills and collaboration. Children often work together in small group activities. Teachers reinforce basic skills with planned experiences while allowing children to incorporate their own ideas.

Infant and Toddler

Infant and Ones Curriculum

Infant Curriculum (Ages 0-1)

  1. Responsive Care: Our infant curriculum centers around responsive caregiving, where our trained staff provides individualized attention to meet each baby's unique needs, including feeding, diapering, and napping schedules.

  2. Nurturing Environment: We create a warm and safe environment to promote emotional security and attachment. Our caregivers offer plenty of cuddles, gentle rocking, and soothing interactions to ensure infants feel loved and secure.

  3. Sensory Exploration: Infants are natural explorers, so we incorporate sensory activities like soft-touch materials, age-appropriate toys, and soothing lullabies to stimulate their senses and encourage cognitive development.

  4. Motor Skills Development: Through tummy time, grasping toys, and gentle physical interactions, we help infants develop their gross and fine motor skills, building the foundation for future mobility.

  5. Communication: Even at a young age, we encourage communication through gestures, facial expressions, and listening. We engage in baby talk, read board books, and sing songs to promote early language development.

 

One-Year-Old Curriculum

  1. Social Interaction: For our one-year-olds, socialization is key. We facilitate group play to encourage sharing, cooperation, and the development of social skills. Circle time promotes listening and participation.

  2. Language Development: Our curriculum continues to emphasize language development through storytelling, songs, and games. Children learn new words, expand their vocabulary, and begin forming simple sentences.

  3. Fine and Gross Motor Skills: Activities like stacking blocks, drawing with crayons, and simple obstacle courses help children refine their fine and gross motor skills, enhancing their coordination and physical abilities.

  4. Exploration and Discovery: One-year-olds are natural explorers, so we provide age-appropriate toys and materials that stimulate curiosity and creativity. Sensory play with items like sand, water, and playdough is encouraged.

  5. Introduction to Routines: As part of preparing them for future learning environments, we establish daily routines that include meal times, nap schedules, and potty training (where applicable), fostering a sense of structure and predictability.

  6. Emotional Development: Our caregivers work closely with one-year-olds to help them identify and express their emotions. We provide a safe space for them to learn about feelings, both their own and those of their peers.

  7. Independence Building: We encourage independence by allowing children to make simple choices, such as selecting their activity. This helps them build confidence and a sense of autonomy.

  8. Creative Arts: Through age-appropriate arts and crafts activities, children have the opportunity to express themselves creatively, develop fine motor skills, and take pride in their creations.

By following this curriculum inspired by the Experience Curriculum, we ensure that your infants and one-year-olds receive the nurturing, stimulating, and developmentally appropriate care they need during their crucial early years.

2 Year old Class

  1. Social Interaction and Communication: Our curriculum for two-year-olds places a strong emphasis on socialization. Through group activities, circle time, and cooperative play, children learn to communicate, share, and interact with their peers, helping them develop crucial social skills.

  2. Language Development: We continue to nurture language development by engaging children in conversations, storytelling, and songs. This age group is introduced to more complex vocabulary and encouraged to express their thoughts and ideas.

  3. Fine and Gross Motor Skills Refinement: Building upon their existing skills, two-year-olds engage in activities that further develop their fine motor skills through puzzles, drawing, and stacking. Gross motor skills are honed through activities like running, jumping, and dancing.

  4. Cognitive Growth: Our curriculum includes age-appropriate activities that stimulate cognitive development. Two-year-olds engage in simple problem-solving tasks, shape recognition, and early counting exercises.

  5. Exploration and Creativity: We foster exploration and creativity through sensory play, art projects, and imaginative play. Children are encouraged to express themselves through various mediums and role-play.

  6. Independence and Self-Help Skills: Two-year-olds are encouraged to take on more responsibilities, such as tidying up after activities, choosing activities, and basic self-help tasks like washing hands and using the restroom.

  7. Introduction to Basic Concepts: We introduce foundational concepts such as colors, shapes, and basic pre-math and pre-literacy skills. This provides a solid groundwork for future learning.

  8. Emotional Development: Our caregivers work closely with two-year-olds to help them understand and manage their emotions. We promote healthy emotional expression and conflict resolution skills.

  9. Structured Play and Routine: We maintain a structured daily routine to provide a sense of predictability and security for children while allowing for flexibility and free play within the schedule.

  10. Outdoor Exploration: Outdoor play is essential for physical development and sensory exploration. Our outdoor space is designed to allow children to run, climb, play, and explore safely.

  11. Positive Reinforcement: We use positive reinforcement techniques to encourage good behavior, such as sharing, listening, and following instructions. This helps foster a positive and cooperative classroom environment.

Our two-year-old curriculum is thoughtfully designed to balance learning, play, and social development, ensuring that each child has the opportunity to grow, explore, and thrive in a supportive and engaging educational environment.

Threes and Fours Curriculum

  1. Social and Emotional Development: Our curriculum places a strong focus on nurturing social and emotional growth. Through collaborative activities, group discussions, and cooperative play, children learn essential skills such as empathy, teamwork, and conflict resolution.

  2. Language and Literacy Enrichment: We continue to expand language development by encouraging active communication, storytime, and vocabulary-building exercises. Children are introduced to pre-reading and pre-writing skills to prepare them for literacy.

  3. Math and Science Exploration: We introduce basic math concepts like counting, sorting, and patterns, as well as age-appropriate science experiments that spark curiosity and critical thinking, helping children develop a strong foundation in these subjects.

  4. Fine and Gross Motor Skills Mastery: Building upon previous learning, children refine their fine motor skills through activities like tracing, cutting, and drawing, while gross motor skills are further developed through outdoor games and physical challenges.

  5. Creative Arts and Self-Expression: We encourage creativity through arts and crafts, music, and imaginative play, allowing children to express themselves and enhance their problem-solving skills through open-ended activities.

  6. Independence and Responsibility: We empower children to take on greater responsibilities, such as organizing materials, making choices, and practicing self-help skills like dressing themselves and cleaning up after activities.

  7. Advanced Cognitive Growth: Our curriculum includes more complex problem-solving tasks, early geometry and spatial awareness, and a deeper exploration of science concepts, encouraging critical thinking and logical reasoning.

  8. Structured Learning and Free Play: We maintain a balanced daily routine, offering structured learning activities alongside opportunities for free play, allowing children to explore their interests independently.

  9. Outdoor Education: Outdoor play and nature exploration remain integral to physical development and an appreciation for the environment. We provide engaging outdoor activities to enhance gross motor skills and sensory experiences.

  10. Positive Social Dynamics: We continue to emphasize positive social interactions and encourage children to take on leadership roles, build friendships, and work collaboratively.

In our three and four-year-old class, we create a dynamic and enriching environment where children can explore, discover, and thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. Our goal is to provide a well-rounded educational experience that sets a strong foundation for future academic success and lifelong learning.

VPK Curriculum

Florida VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) Curriculum

  1. Preparation for Kindergarten Excellence: Our Florida VPK program is specifically designed to prepare children for a smooth transition to kindergarten. We focus on school readiness skills, including early literacy, math, science, and social skills, ensuring your child enters kindergarten with confidence.

  2. Early Literacy Enrichment: We introduce your child to the exciting world of reading and writing through engaging activities like interactive storytime, letter recognition, phonics exercises, and early writing skills development.

  3. Math and Science Exploration: Our curriculum includes age-appropriate math concepts and science experiments that encourage critical thinking and problem-solving, helping children build a strong foundation in these subjects.

  4. Fine Arts and Creative Expression: We foster creativity through various forms of artistic expression, including visual arts, music, and dramatic play, allowing children to explore their imagination and enhance their self-expression.

  5. Social and Emotional Development: We place a strong emphasis on building social skills, encouraging teamwork, empathy, and effective communication, helping children develop strong relationships and emotional intelligence.

  6. Technology Integration: We introduce age-appropriate technology to enhance learning, providing hands-on experiences that promote digital literacy and technological proficiency.

  7. Physical Development: Outdoor play and physical activities are integral to building strong gross motor skills, coordination, and a love for physical fitness, ensuring your child's overall development.

  8. Structured Learning and Independence: We strike a balance between structured lessons and opportunities for independent exploration, allowing children to build self-reliance and take ownership of their learning.

  9. Positive Learning Environment: Our VPK class offers a nurturing and positive atmosphere where children feel safe, valued, and encouraged to ask questions and explore their interests.

  10. Parent Engagement: We believe in strong parent-teacher collaboration. We keep parents informed about their child's progress and provide resources to support learning at home.

  11. Assessment and Individualized Learning: We use ongoing assessments to tailor our curriculum to each child's unique needs, ensuring that every child receives the support and challenges they require to thrive.

Our Florida VPK program is dedicated to providing an exceptional prekindergarten experience that prepares your child for a successful academic journey. We believe that early education is the foundation for a lifetime of learning, and we are committed to fostering a love for learning and ensuring that your child is well-prepared for kindergarten and beyond.

School-age After School Curriculum

  1. Safe and Engaging Environment: Our school-age after-school program provides a safe and welcoming environment where children can unwind, socialize, and engage in enriching activities after their school day.

  2. Homework Support: We offer dedicated homework support to ensure that children complete their assignments accurately and on time. Our staff is available to answer questions and provide guidance.

  3. Enriching Activities: Our program offers a variety of enriching activities that cater to diverse interests. From arts and crafts to sports, STEM projects, music, and drama, there's something for every child to enjoy and explore.

  4. Physical Activity: We understand the importance of physical activity for a child's development. Our program includes organized sports, outdoor play, and games that promote physical fitness and teamwork.

  5. Character Building: We focus on instilling important values such as respect, responsibility, and empathy through activities and discussions, helping children grow into responsible and compassionate individuals.

  6. Creative Expression: Children have the opportunity to express their creativity through artistic endeavors, allowing them to explore their talents and develop their imagination.

  7. STEM Learning: Our program incorporates hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities that encourage critical thinking, problem-solving, and a love for learning about the world around them.

  8. Community Engagement: We believe in giving back to the community. Our students are encouraged to participate in community service projects, fostering a sense of responsibility and social awareness.

  9. Healthy Snacks: Nutritious snacks are provided to keep children energized and nourished during their time in the program.

  10. Flexibility: We offer flexible scheduling options to accommodate working parents, ensuring that children have a safe and structured place to go after school hours.

  11. Parent Involvement: We value open communication with parents and provide regular updates on their child's participation and progress in our program. We also host events and activities that encourage family involvement.

  12. Positive Relationships: Our trained staff builds positive relationships with each child, creating a supportive and inclusive atmosphere where every child feels valued and respected.

  13. Our school-age after-school program is designed to complement the school day by offering a balance of academic support, creative exploration, physical activity, and character development. We provide a nurturing and fun environment where children can grow, learn, and build lifelong friendships while parents have peace of mind knowing their child is in capable hands.

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