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For lack of a better term, the flexible, family-based "curriculum" suits the warm
home environment moreso than a traditional child care center's setting does.  This
benefits your young child, and mine!  We learn
social skills by playing with one
another, sharing, learning empathy and caring for others, role-playing ("house",
puppets, etc.) and taking turns, to name a few.

Academic skills, like pre-reading/pre-writing and math develop through singing
songs, reading books, counting, learning to recognize letters, our names and the
names of simple items through simple labels.  We relate shapes and colors in the
environment with their names.  We even learn patterning through games like
Hopscotch!  

Cultural skills and understanding will be fun by learning simple words in Spanish and
Sign Language, like favorite animals, foods and manners.   

Be careful!  You'll even see us exhibit our newly found
"cooking" skills by mixing up
treats in the kitchen.  If you're lucky, your child will even bring them home to
share!  

Fine motor skills (sooooo important to writing) fine-tune themselves through arts
and crafts activities including beading large beads, playdough, and writing.  
On the other side of that,
large motor skills are addressed through fun,
age-appropriate physical activities designed to strengthen muscles and help your
child grow.  Don't worry!  Even in bad weather, we'll get those bodies moving to
music or games inside, like the old favorite,
Hokey-Pokey.  

The children will even have the opportunity to play educational games on the
computer to develop their
technical skills.  

Critical thinking skills are highly valued here and your child will be encouraged to
share what he/she thinks about in order to better develop this seemingly lost art.  
Science activities stimulate critical thinking through sparking a child's natural
desire to question the world and learn through observations of simple experiments
such as bird feeding/watching, growing plants, color mixing, etc.  Above all, your
child will have fun, not even realizing that he/she is learning, while preparing for
elementary school and life.

 

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