Curriculum

Goals & Curriculum

Riley Sponge PaintingThe program adheres to known principles of Best Practices and Evidence-Based research in the field of early childhood development/early intervention. The interests, strengths, unique characteristics of all children are considered when planning activities, environments and interactions. It is important to note that although there is a routine, flexibility exists in order to follow the interests of the child, group or "to take advantage of impromptu experiences." (Cook et al. 2000).

Learning Through Play Promotes All Areas of a Toddler's Development

Play is important to young children’s intellectual, social, emotional, physical and language development. Through play, children learn problem-solving, interpersonal skills, communication and other skills integral to their overall development. Young children learn through a sequence of experiences. To parents, this may look like just play, but it is play with a purpose. Children are given time to explore those materials, so that through repetition and success they develop the confidence to try more complex activities.

We provide a variety of specific activities and exercises that are designed within developmental concepts that will challenge the child and stimulate their senses and curiosity. Children learn by exploring and experimenting within their environment. To further facilitate growth and development, we believe it is extremely important to offer an atmosphere where children have an opportunity to play and learn through concrete experiences and social interactions.

At the Center we strive to provide an environment that is caring and nurturing and that will foster positive self-esteem and a positive self-concept.

Daily Routine

Kevin readingOur Daily Routine focuses on skill acquisition accompanied by an enriched program concentrating on the following developmental domains:

  • Perceptual and Fine Motor
  • Gross Motor
  • Cognitive
  • Communication/Speech-Language
  • Social-Emotional
  • Adaptive
  • Self-Help