Our Program: We are a Full Day Childcare Center with incorporated preschool instruction.  Our program was created in order to accommodate families with childcare needs that extend beyond the average preschool program and also to give students a cognitive advantage when entering Kindergarten. Our curriculum, The DLM Early Childhood Express, is "a holistic, child-centered program that nurtures each child by offering carefully selected and carefully sequenced learning experiences."-McGraw-Hill The curriculum has been studied by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) and proven to give students an advantage in grade K-3. We also promote literacy through the Read, Play, Learn Curriculum for our upper classes(3 1/2 - 5) We, as teachers, appreciate the patterns these curriculums follow as they creatopportunities to build on prior knowledge as well as convert that prior knowledge into new understanding using materials that are already familiar to children.  Our teachers add enrichment to lesson plans as needed.  

 Toddler I Program: 18m-2.5

Children in our youngest class participate in daily lessons designed specifically for them by their lead teacher using the Creative Curriculum guide in order to build on their desire to learn.  They are in a self-contained classroom and becoming familiar with routines such as circle time, snack time, restroom/potty training, hand washing,  art and music, science and math and social/emotional development through play and teacher instruction.

 

 Toddler II Program: 2.5-3.5

Children in our Toddler II Program are building on prior skills and becoming fully prepared to enter our preschool programThe teacher designs daily lessons from the DLM Early Childhood Express Curriculum.  This class follows a daily routine with their teacher and is on a rotating class schedule with their teacher and classmates spending their day visiting Indoor and outdoor play areas, Art and Music rooms, and the Library and Computer room.  Along with their peers and teacher, all students move to each space together on the same schedule M-F.  Being in an environment appropriate for things such as Art and Music help create a full experience.  

 Preschool and Pre-K classes: 3.5-5 

These classes follow a daily rotating schedule with the same peers and teacher to help create a full experience closer to that of Kindergarten.  Degreed Teachers design lessons using The DLM Early Childhood Express Curriculum and the Read, Play, Learn Curriculum.  Our preschoolers are beyond prepared for Kindergarten in areas such as phonics,  uppercase and lowercase letter recognition, number recognition, counting, handwriting, cutting and pasting, following 2 and 3+ step instructions, manners, reading, music, science etc.  We have a  Kindermusik membership and  follow daily lessons in our Music class and participate in daily Art classes as well.  Our students are presented with a variety of teaching styles and discover more each day through hands-on learning activities. 

 

 

 

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