Early Childhood Education

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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CENTER

It is our philosophy that early childhood education should be a time of fun, warmth, security, exploration and discovery. Preschool children are creative and receptive; our staff strives to nurture and encourage these qualities in the children who attend.

The Early Childhood Education Program utilizes our classrooms, preschool playground, gym, and pool area and follows a developmentally appropriate, creative curriculum.  Geared towards kindergarten readiness for children ages 3-5 if not eligible for Kindergarten, our Program is also licensed by the Office of Children and Family Services.

EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS

Physical Education: Fitness games and activities are conducted daily to help children work on gross motor skills, agility, balance and coordination.

Swimming: Classes are held twice weekly with Red Cross Certified instructors who teach beginner swimming skills and essential water safety skills. The program is an integral part of the curriculum, and full participation maintains the integrity of the program and creates a positive environment.

Math and Literacy: With manipulatives, the children are introduced to counting, sorting, sequencing, and matching skills. Literacy is taught through the use of the spoken word using books that are read throughout the day.

Nutrition and Gardening: Preschool classes nurture their own garden, and our staff teach healthy eating and nutrition with hand-on activities. Hot daily meal provided by chefs from Ladle of Love.

Music: Children learn new songs, sing old favorites, and use rhythmic instruments to help develop music appreciation, and memory and verbal skills from the Lighthouse Theatre.

Science Program: Our teachers instill a love of science using a variety of hands-on activities, exploration and scientific thinking.