My background allows me to set-up fun and educational activities during the day. I design a developmentally approrpriate curriculum that effectively promontes social, physical, intellectual development through play, music and art. The emphasis is on a safe, nurturing place with a strong educational appeal.

Baby/Toddler/Preschooler Curriculum Includes:

Circle Time
Art
Math/Science/Cooking
Sensory Activities
Music & Movement
Dramatic Play
and many more activities

       
       

Monthly curriculum includes the following items:

Colors Matching Large Motor Skills Holidays
Shapes Tracing Small Motor Skills
Letters Big and Small Music and Movement
Numbers Science Puppets
Themes Pretend Play Arts and Crafts

Phonics Program:

Fun Family Phonics
Alphatales
Specially made alphabet activities and games
Phonetic Songs
Alphabet Poems
Leap Frog Letter Factory Video

Math Program:

Numbertales
Specially made math activities and games
Classroom Calendar

Science Program:

Weekly hands on science experiments
Science activities that include a wide variety of magnets, magnifiers and the five senses
Well equipped science area with large assortment
of rotated materials for the children to explore

Music & Movement Program:

- High energy workouts - Keeping a beat - Following directions - Musical games - Songs

ACTIVITY
SPECIFIC SKILLS LEARNED
 

FINDING TOYS OR LEARNING MATERIALS

Cognitive: Makes decisions about interests and abilities. Learns to work with by self or with others. Self Help: Finds toys by himself or sets up environment for play. Social/Language: Learns to share, barter, manage conflict, and ask for help
BLOCK PLAY
Physical: Learns to balance blocks and line them up (small motor coordination). Cognitive: May count blocks, sees pattern and design. Learns to build and
plan structure. Matches blocks that look alike.
Social: Learns to share and cooperate.
DRAMATIC PLAY

Social: Play adult roles. Develops self-image and coordinates with others. Language: Learns to express self in another role. Cognitive: Decides appropriate dress and appearance for role; uses visual perceptions to assist self, others, and play environment. Learns and
remembers behaviors to imitate. Develops abstract thinking abilities. Self-help: Dresses self. Sets up play environment and finds props.

SETTING THE TABLE

Cognitive: Counts silverware, glasses and napkins, or places one object by each setting. Follows pattern of place settings. Social: Cooperates with other children. May teach younger children to help. Physical: Picks up and places objects (small motor coordination)

SITTING DOWN TO EAT
Physical: Pours milk, passes the dish. Cognitive: Measures to pour. Understands directions. Social/Language: Learns appropriate table conversation and manners.
STORY TIME/MUSIC TIME
Cognitive/Language: Listens and retains information. Follow story line (sequencing) with eyes and/or ears. Recognizes words, pictures, instruments, and rhythms.
FINGER PLAYS OR SONGS

Cognitive/Language: Learns words, gestures, and melody (sequencing, repetition, speech and listening skills). Follows directions. Physical: Coordination (small and large motor) for gestures and finger plays.

DANCE

Cognitive/Language: Listens to music and rhythms. Learns to understand simple movement directions and their relationship to the music. Physical: Coordinates movements (large motor).

CLIMBING/RIDING

Cognitive: May count the rungs to the top of a climbing structure; plans his climb. Maps out direction and distance to ride; watches for others in path. Physical: Large motor coordination, balance.
Social: Takes turns, interacts.

SAND PLAY

Cognitive: Measures sand and maps out roads (spatial relationships). Physical: Pours, dumps, pushes, gathers, scoops, packs (small/large motor).
Social: shares, interacts, cooperates.

PUTTING AWAY TOYS

Cognitive: Sorts toys, follow directions. Physical: Places object on the shelf, replaces lids, opens and shuts doors. Social: Takes turns, learns to handle toys carefully.

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