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Our Developmental Curriculum areas include but are not limited to:
social and emotional development;
and health and physical development.
Based on these Developmental Curriculum areas, a great variety of creative, developmentally appropriate activities are planned and implemented in a safe, stimulating, and nurturing environment.
Teachers individualize their classroom curriculum to the age group and needs of their students and utilize many different approaches to learning.
A Typical Daily Schedule Includes:
Circle time: Pledge of Allegiance, calendar, weather, songs, sharing, stories, classroom jobs, discussion of theme.
Centers: blocks, manipulatives, dramatic play, quiet area for reading, writing, easel painting, sensory table, science, music, listening, art, etc.
Daily Project: small group or one-to-one theme related activity to develop fine-motor, language and cognitive skills.
Snack time: each child shares in the fun of being the “snack passer” when it is his/her turn to provide the class with a healthy snack. Children with food allergies requiring an Epi-pen must provide their own snack.
Playground: or indoor activity room play when the weather does not permit.
Music: weekly session with music teacher encourages creative expression through songs, rhythm instruments, and movement, reinforcing auditory discrimination and music appreciation.
Story time: Christian based monthly stories with the church staff held in the Sanctuary.