Our Programs

Infant 6 weeks- walking

Infants are unique and have their own patterns for play, feeding and sleeping. We use these patterns as our guide to introduce daily activities that will prepare your infant for life. Our nurturing and loving teachers and staff offer a warm and creative environment for infants to develop their bodies and minds. We are committed to making this first transition away from home easy and natural for you and your child. Our Infant program features; the building of self-esteem through nurturing personal care, interaction with other children to spark curiosity and socialization, focus on cognitive and motor skills through fun and engaging activities, development through age-appropriate materials and toys, regular communication between teachers and parents to keep you informed about your child’s day.

Please provide the following for your child on his/her first day of school:

  • Family picture(s) to be hung on your child’s crib.
  • 2 complete changes of clothes including socks and onesies.
  • 2 fitted crib sheets, one for rest time and one as an extra.
  • A box of wipes  A package of diapers
  • Any necessary topical ointments as well as their accompanying forms.
  • Daily – fresh labeled and dated bottles, solid foods prepared for the day.

Toddlers walking- 2 years

A valuable experience that toddlers can gain from our program is the ability to participate in a group, while continuing to feel an important sense of self. We recognize that toddlers are in a “ME” stage of development. It is critical to us to help the child feel positive about daily tasks such as toileting, eating, playing and participating positively in group situations. At the same time the child is learning to participate in a group, it is very important that he/she continue to feel special and individual. We strive to ensure that each child’s art project or block house is the most important thing to his/her teacher at that moment. It is our goal to prepare each child for preschool and eventually Kindergarten and beyond by teaching them to be PART of the class not LOST in it. Each month you will receive a newsletter and calendar detailing what will be happening in your child’s classroom that month.

Please provide the following for your child on his/her first day of school:

  • Family picture(s) for your child’s locker.
  • 2 complete changes of clothes including socks and shoes
  • A small pillow, blanket and a small fitted sheet for rest time.
  • A box of wipes  A package of diapers/pull-ups
  • Any necessary topical ointments as well as their accompanying forms.

Preschool – Ages 3-4

Our preschool objectives include a sense of self-worth, autonomy and the socialization skills necessary to actively participate in an educational group setting. We hope to make the learning process enjoyable and exciting, setting a positive foundation for future learning experiences. The PAL program is structured but not rigid, allowing children to explore and discover the world around them. We teach the whole child with specific activities focusing on math, science, social studies, language, writing and literacy skills. In keeping with our philosophy of learning through play, we will teach these skills in a fun way so that we instill in them a love of learning. Each month the teachers will send home a newsletter. The newsletter will outline what concepts will be taught throughout the month as well as serve as a format for announcements and general information. The newsletter will also give a sampling of activities that are planned for that month as well as any important date reminders (no school, show and tell day, etc.). Please provide the following for your child on his/her first day of school:

Family Pictures for your child’s locker

  • 2 complete changes of clothes including socks, shoes and underwear.
  • A small pillow and blanket for rest time.
  • A box of wipes (just in case!)

School Age

The goal of our school age program is to provide a safe place for the children to develop their independence, self-esteem and responsibility. By providing the children with choices of activities and the freedom to choose the activities they will be participating in, we are giving them a sense of independence in a controlled environment. Through their interactions with the other children as well as the staff, they will enhance their own self esteem as well as help to enhance the self-esteem of their friends. Responsibility will be encouraged through making good choices, keeping track of their belongings, cleaning up after themselves and being aware of others.

Child Outcomes and Goals

Our primary goal is to foster competent learners across all ages and domains of development that have essential dispositions that result in the ability to be:

  • Creative
    We will support young children’s growth and development by encouraging creative thinking and novel approaches to solving problems. Children will have opportunities to create, express themselves in a variety of ways, and approach problems from new perspectives. The focus of early learning experiences will be on the process instead of the product, promoting learning, exploring and thinking over achieving a specific result or answer.
  • Inquisitive
    We will encourage children to explore, seek new information and ask questions. We will help children feel comfortable questioning information, testing out new ideas, and simply playing with materials in new and unusual ways. We will create a safe environment in which children can explore and experiment.
  • Flexible
    We will foster children’s ability to adapt to new situations, to be flexible in their responses and to actively engage in new environments. We will promote resilience through exposure to new ideas, environments, and situations in meaningful ways.
  • Critical Thinkers
    We will encourage children to use critical thinking skills to help them organize and use the great amount of information available today. We will support them to understand the concepts behind specific skills as well as provide opportunities for higher order thinking that allows them to question the accuracy of information they receive.
  • Purposeful and Reflective
    We will promote children’s engagement in purposeful action. Very young children should be actively involved in play and will benefit from reminders of the results of their actions. Preschool children should play an active role in planning experiences, setting goals, and celebrating accomplishments. They are encouraged to be reflective and to learn from mistakes.
  • Social Learners
    We consider social interaction to form the basis for children’s learning. We encourage children to interact with adults and peers, ask questions, and to jointly solve problems. We provide opportunities to learn through cooperative experiences with adults and children.