In the early months and years, children experience their surroundings by using their senses (seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling and feeling), by moving around the room, and through playing with others.
For non-mobile children, objects are brought to them for play. Songs are sung to them while rocking or walking around their surroundings. Activities and crafts are designed to allow students to use their senses to learn about the world around them.
Once children become mobile they begin to move around the room, exploring toys and enjoying social interactions with their peers. Through activities and creative play they are exposed to many different sights, sounds, and textures. A creative and positive environment is top priority. Our toddlers are exposed to numbers, letters, colors and concepts in a way a very young child can grasp.
A positive and warm environment coupled with trusting adults leads to a secure and confident experience for the children and parents. With this kind of love, the children will begin to build a healthy self-esteem. Imitation, repeated play/actions with toys or materials, songs and plenty of books read to the children will be our main focus with these age groups.
Because children thrive with a set routine, the following is an example of activities done on a daily basis: circle time, a craft, snack, play time, outside/rainy day room play, lunch. Even if children can only focus for a short time, the routine enforces a secure learning environment.