We seek to satisfy and develop the emotional, physical, intellectual, social, and creative need of each child through our love and supportive behavior… We believe that our environment allows each child the freedom to grow and expand fully.
We know that at a stage of life, children take on special developmental challenges related to their social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development.
To promote good health and nutrition habits for young children.
To use space, relationships, materials and routines as resources for constructing an interesting, secure, and enjoyable environment that encourages play, exploration, and learning.
Breakfast, Lunch and Snack is provided each day for our children, with a “family style” approach. Children sit together with a staff member; enjoy quiet conversation, soft music, and an appealing variety of nutritious foods. Good manners are molded and encouraged. Our menus include a variety of nutritious foods from a variety of cultures. Children with food allergies must complete a physician statement signed by a doctor stating foods that trigger allergy. Children and families with food preferences will be accommodated to the best of our abilities.
Staff and parents work together to achieve successful transitions from one classroom to another. Families will be informed and given a transition letter. Teachers and Directors will be available to discuss any questions or concerns. The Family and child first will be introduced to the next age level classroom staff. Transitioning the child will begin by exposing to the next level classroom for short periods of time during a day. This process could be short or take several weeks depending no the child.
Schedule will vary according to the daily activities. Each week’s activities for our two’s stem from a letter sound for that week. (Example: Foam art, farm visit, and learning about frogs during F week). A “sound board” and table has objects or pictures, which begin with the sound of the week. The children “do” the soundboard, meaning they name each object, during free play and also group time. Also, show and tell activities will revolve around the sound of the week. Around holidays, we try to incorporate activities appropriate to the holiday.
In our infant and toddler classrooms, curriculum begins with knowing the child- how they grow and develop. The more we know, the more effectively we can meet their needs. Activities are part of everything we do with infants and toddlers, and like everything we do, activities are opportunities to build trust and strengthen our relationship with each child.
Our Two’s will visit the main playground daily. Our toddlers and infants will have a special playground beside Alpha Tots and Alpha Babies. Our full-day younger toddlers and our two’s will enjoy lunch together and a nap in the afternoon.