ECE Center School Programs

BEGINNING JANUARY 2016, INFANT AND YOUNG TODDLER FULL TIME, YEAR ROUND PROGRAMMING WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM 7 AM TO 6 PM

BEGINNING JUNE 2016, FULL TIME, YEAR ROUND PROGRAMMING WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM 7 AM TO 6 PM FOR ALL AGES

BABY STEPS INFANT PROGRAM

The Baby Steps infant program provides a warm, nurturing and supportive environment for infants ages 3-12 months where babies feel safe and secure.  Babies are engaged in experiences that foster curiosity and invite exploration, while laying the foundation for later learning in language, cognitive, motor skill and sensory development.  The program is staffed by warm and nurturing caregivers who provide individualized attention and experiences and who forge meaningful partnerships with parents, as well.

BRIGHT BEGINNINGS PROGRAM

The Bright Beginnings class is the next step after the infant room.  Our young toddlers ages 12-18 months are hard at work learning how to accomplish tasks on their own, such as eating, playing and talking.  As these new abilities emerge, young toddlers are excited to explore the world around them.  Under the guidance of our nurturing and experienced staff, our toddlers enjoy hands-on experiences and social interactions in a safe and engaging environment.  The Bright Beginnings class provides daily opportunities  for learning experiences that foster and promote toddlers’ emerging independence and social skills, while helping to build self-confidence.

 LITTLE LEARNERS PROGRAM

This class is designed to provide a warm and nurturing introduction to the routines of our school for toddlers ages 18-24 months old.  The program provides stimulating, interactive activities for children who are engaging in their first independent school experience.  Activities are planned which provide opportunities for children to interact with their peers and to become acquainted with a structured group environment.  The program includes circle time, play time, art, cooking, snack and more.

TWO YEAR OLD PROGRAM

Our classes are designed to provide our 2 year old students with a secure and caring environment and to make their first steps away from home safe and comfortable.  This program of gently structured educational play based activities includes circle time, music, story time, cooking, creative arts and crafts, science, literacy, numeracy and outdoor/indoor play activities – all in a supportive and loving atmosphere.

THREE YEAR OLD PROGRAM

3 year old classes emphasize developing social skills such as making friends, sharing and taking turns.  This comprehensive program stresses the child’s individual development and understanding of the world around them.  By exploring nature, the seasons, the community and the family, the children become more aware of themselves, their environment and others.  The program incorporates language acquisition, science, math, cooking outdoor/indoor play, creative movement, music and library.  Special activities help the children develop responsibility and independence along with sensitivity towards others.  

FOUR YEAR OLD PROGRAM (PRE-KINDERGARTEN)

Our Pre-K classes are designed to prepare the children for Kindergarten.  Our program enhances self-esteem, listening skills, attention span and the ability to follow directions.  We continue to emphasize independence and self-reliance.

We use kindergarten readiness materials that provide solid preparation for kindergarten in both public and private schools.  Language Arts and Math concepts are integrated into the daily classroom experience.  The children are exposed to science, nature, geography, imaginative storytelling, cooking, art, computers, creative movement and indoor/outdoor play.  Our teachers work at bringing out the best in each child.  The program also promotes each child’s social development, including consideration of others, self-sufficiency and self-discipline in a happy, nurturing and productive setting.