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In our Toddler Program (15-month-olds) we will inspire the child to examine, create and share as he/she broadens their language through interactions with teachers and classmates in a safe, nuturing environment. Sensory and repetitive activities transform these new experiences into knowledge.

Some skills we will be developing with your toddler:

       
Social/Emotional/Self-Help    
Encouragement to identify common objects and speak in 3- to 5-word sentences 
Express their emotions in healthy and safe ways    
Learn the concepts of group play    

Learn sharing and friendships

   
Introduce personal hygiene and dressing skills    
       
  Cognitive    
Understand problem-solving    
Incorporate music, art, and dramatic play to encourage and shape the child’s creativity and imagination 
Identify shapes and colors    
Counting and alphabet skills    

Identify common objects

   
       
  Motor Skills    
  Gross:    
       
Strengthen large muscle groups    
Encourage climbing, jumping, hopping and running    
       
  Fine:    
       
develop through finger paint, clay and collages    
   

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Growing Years' Preschool Program (3-year-olds) is a fully developmental program enabling your child to advance socially, emotionally, and creatively at their own pace.

Activities are selected to encourage your child to think, to communicate, to participate, and to grow in a safe comfortable and loving atmosphere.

In our program, we incorporate monthly theme units that introduce new vocabulary and skill-building. Small group centers, along with our art, music, and storytime, are used to enhance our themes that are developed each week.

The following is a group of goals that your child will be developing throughout the year:

       
Social/Emotional    
To feel comfortable and safe in a group situation    
To express feelings and needs    

To begin to solve social problems with or without a teacher's assistance

       
  Motor Skills    
  Gross:    
       
To feel comfortable with their bodies and explore running, climbing, jumping, and other movement skills 
To begin to dress themselves    
       
  Fine:    
       
To use pencils, markers and scissors effectively    

To manipulate small toys in an appropriate manner

   
       
  Cognitive    
To develop the ability to focus in group situations (story, music, small group time) 
To develop the abillity to choose an activity and work on it for an appropriate length of time 

To develop language and conversational skills

   
To develop memory skills (stories, songs, shapes, and games) 
To recognize, spell and write their own name
To learn counting and number recognition skills (1-10)
   

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Growing Years' Pre-kinderten Program (4-year-olds) is a fully developmental program enabling your child to advance socially, emotionally, and creatively at their own pace.

Activities are selected to encourage your child to think, to communicate, to participate, and to grow in a semi-structured comfortable loving atmosphere.

In our program, we incorporate monthly theme units that introduce new vocabulary and skill-building. Small group centers, along with our art, music, and storytime, are used to enhance our themes that are developed each week.

The following is a group of goals that your child will be developing for the year to prepare them for kindergarten:

       
Social/Emotional    
Encourage sharing and including other children    
Encourage expression of feelings    
Consistency with limit-setting    

Provide opportunities for experiencing success

   
       
  Cognitive    
To develop the ability to choose an activity and work on it for an appropriate length of time 
Be able to recognize basic shapes, colors, and math concepts 
Recognize, write and use phonic sounds for letters and beginning reading concepts
Recognition, counting and writing of numbers 1 - 10    

Develop memory skills and increase reading level

   
       
  Physical    
To provide activities and material conducive to fine motor control (i.e. cuting, ripping, tracing) 
Encourage independence (buttoning, dressing and doing things for self) 
To feel comfortable with their bodies. Explore running, climbing, jumping and other movement skills. 
   

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Growing Years' Kindergarten Program is a fully developmental program enabling your children to advance socially, emotionally, and academically at their own pace so as to be fully prepared for entrance into 1st grade.

Activities are selected to encourage the kindergarten child to think, to communicate, to participate, and to grow in a semi-structured comfortable loving atmosphere.

Our Program is based on the Creative Curriculum series along with the Weekly Reader and Scholastic Magazine to help develop creative thinking skills.

       
Goals:    
Able to write first and last name    
Recognize upper and lower case letters    
Phonic skills    

Reading skills including:
Sight words, blends, common word vocabulary
Individual level reading books
Writing skills, printing words & forming simple sentences

Develop math concepts:
Writing & recognition of numbers
Addition and subtraction skills

Computer skills    
Classification and sequencing    
Rhyming skills    
Developing listening skills    
Fine motor development    
Gross motor development    
Music Awareness/creative movement    
Storytelling/self-expression    
       
Special Features:    
Small group ratio    
Monthly science units    
Creative art activities    

Several independent field trips

   

Quarterly progress reports

   

Graduation program and ceremony

   
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Sports Stars:

Introducing children to stretching, movement exercises and a different sport each week. 

 
       
 
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Crafts:

Creative projects featuring different seasonal and holiday themes.

   
 
*** All programs usually run 6 - 8 weeks and
there are 3 sessions per year.***

 

 

 

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