The classroom is designed to enhance learning through planned activities that focus on the specific interests of the children, their spontaneous involvement with each other and their growing awareness of how things work.
Each day’s schedule includes development activities which are individualized to meet the needs of each child. Developmental levels are measured through teacher observation during class time and through test which determine readiness. Each child is evaluated within 45 days of enrollment.
All of the children are supervised at all times. We prohibit any forms of abuse both verbal and physical. All staff members are mandated, “child abuse reporters” and follow the Child Abuse laws of Pennsylvania.
Outdoor Activities: Weather permitting, children are taken outdoors at least twice a day. So we ask that each child be dressed appropriately for the weather.
Infants and toddlers Program- They learn by using hands-on educational age appropriate materials and are nurtured through love, care, and guidance to aid and assist them on their developmental journey to the next level with positive reinforcement, affection, conversations, and playful interactions.
Preschool/School age Program-The curriculum covers a wide range of areas, including language, math/ manipulative, science, physical activities/outdoor play, creative expression, music/movement, social interaction, concept development, and self help.
Summer Program- Our summer schedule begins in the third week of June and ends in the third week of August. Our camp programs are for children 2 to 12 years of age. Feel free to call our office for more information.
Preschool: 3 to 5 years of age.
Young School-Aged Child: Kindergarden through 3rd grade.
Older School-Age Child: 4th grade up to 12 years of age.
Our curriculum is based on the, “PA. Early learning Standards” for Children: We use various curriculums such as Montessori, Creative, Theme Based, and DLM. All curriculums are geared to develop the children in multiple areas of learning.
Schedule of Activities:
Practical Life: Pouring, various practice folding exercises, care of the classroom, feeding animals, watering plants, self care, dressing, washing, practice tying bows, buttons, helping others, development of concentration and physical exercises.
Language & Arts: Language work consists of reading, phonics, story telling conversation, vocabulary enrichment, and creative drama.
Music & Rhythm: Involves dance, movement and singing.
Art Expression/ Dramatic Play: Individual creativity combined with vocabulary enrichment, and sensorial experiences, use of imagination.
Geography: Continents, land and water forms, and more.
Mathematics: Eye/hand coordination with cylinder blocks, touch, boards, mathematical number rods, felt numerals, etc.
Foreign Languages: Spanish and Swahili.
Computer Learning on Site
Chess: (For School-agers) They have tournaments with other programs throughout the year