Circle time begins our academic day. During circle time we discuss the calendar, shapes, numbers, letters, holidays, weather, families, sharing, story time, and theme of the week. Each week will consist of a theme. Mini Sprouts will be engaged during circle time through finger plays, songs and stories.
Centers are set up to encourage children to explore different concepts, problem solving, manipulate varied materials, work together, and develop various motor skills. Centers are designed to meet the developmental needs of each group of children. Some of these centers include technology, home life, library, puzzles, building, counting, letter building, arts and crafts, music, physical activity and dramatic play
In the Aspiring Artist program, children are engaged in art with varied materials and techniques. Children are encouraged to express themselves through their art. Art will be theme related according to the week (i.e.: season, literature, colors, etc.).
Children will learn to manipulate different technologies (i.e.: computers, tablets, etc.) Your child will learn about typing, dragging, and manipulating programs. All technology is age appropriate and is supervised.
Phonetics is the key for success in early reading skills and pre-writing. Phonemic awareness the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate letter sounds. This will determine your child’s preparation for early reading and writing. This includes letter recognition, letter sounds, decoding, and blending.
Reading is an integral part of our program. Reading will be throughout the day and children will receive multiple opportunities to go to our Sprout Library. Pre-reading skills are through read alouds, picture walks, and story interpretations.
Pre-Writing skills are acquired by engaging the child in multiple opportunities to write as well as utilizing multiple materials (i.e.: sandpaper, sand, pencil, shaving cream, crayons, markers, chalk etc.). Letter formation, grasping, spacing, and posture are all important skills taught through the early writer program.
Feel Good Musicians
Learning through music is both fun and effective. Children will interact with different musical instruments as well as sing-alongs and creative dance.
Critical thinking, problem solving, analytical thinkers is what the Little Mathematician program is all about. Children will build, add, subtract, problem solve all using manipulatives. This program is designed to allow the child to build on their previous knowledge and experiences. Many parts of this program are Montessori inspired.