Our teachers are passionate about the children's happiness and growth. They provide a safe, nurturing environment that cultivates self-esteem. This is more than a job for our teachers. It's an opportunity for them to share their passion for life while they inspire, engage, and explore their full potential.
All of our teachers have substantial experience in the caring of children, and love doing so. They are dedicated to developing your child's potential and are sensitive to your child's individual needs.
Our teachers and staff form a strong partnership with you to ensure the best possible experience for your child. Teachers provide daily communication with families and seek to understand your unique needs.
In addtion to extensive background checks, we ensure that the history and personality of our teachers is up to our high standards.
The infants are given positive & stimulating experiences throughout the day, and are only put into cribs to nap. Parents also find a family atmosphere where the child is able to crawl, touch, climb, explore and discover on his/her own with the supervision of a qualified person.
A sampling of the activities presented include finger plays, music, books, bubbles, water play, manipulative toys, exposure to art, gross motor activities, and many others. Each infant is worked with individually by his or her primary caregiver to encourage developmental milestones and progress through avenues such as exposure to language, movement, independent-thinking, exploration, and self-help skills.
We follow a special curriculum where our toddlers are divided into two age groups - 18 to 30 months, and 30 to 36 months. The development of a toddler is so rapid physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually, that is is best to keep them in small groups of similar age.
Our toddlers are introduced to a different colors, letter, shape, number and animal each week. It is our belief that early immersion and consistent exposure will increase the ability of the child to master these concepts.Many gross motor skills- walking, running, jumping and throwing a ball, for example- are mastered in this classroom.
They begin more complex fine motor skills- lacing, , cutting with scissors, pouring, and manipulating small pieces. Early reading skills such as name recognition and early phonetic awareness are introduced. Early science activities, social skills (sharing, turn taking, holding conversations, listening, and respecting authority figures). Skills such as feeding themselves with the proper utensils, dressing themselves, washing hands, toilet training, and cleaning up are stressed.
In the preschool program, children are consistently exposed to new ideas. Preschool is a time of new boundaries and explorations and our classrooms are set up to reflect that. Each classroom is sectioned into learning centers that the children are able to visit both independently and with teacher guidance.
The entire day is based on balance: loud activities, then quiet; individual instruction, then group games; left-brained, then right-brained activities. Our curriculum continues with review of the shapes, letters, numbers, and colors. In addition, the Country, Artist, and Historical Person of the Month social studies program are added. More handwriting practice is done working with writing independently in addition to tracing. Animals are now part of a larger science unit that includes daily science lessons and more discovery experiences.
Pre-Kindergarten is the year of preparation before kindergarten. Our goal is to ensure that every child that completes our pre-kindergarten program is greatly prepared for kindergarten, and this will translate into a life-long love of learning and education. The pre-kindergarten program extends all of the concepts introduced in our Preschool program to a higher level.
A sampling of our goals for our pre-kindergarten children include recognition of at least 50 site words; knowledge of letter sounds; rhyming and word patterning; counting to 100 by ones, fives, and tens; addition and subtraction through toys; awareness of the world around them and social differences; and the knowledge of the scientific process and the ability to attempt to solve problems without teachers' aid. The children continue with computers and Spanish, in addition to participating in an instrumental music program.
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Richmond Heights, OH 44143
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Cleveland, OH 44105
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Fairview Park, OH 44126
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Cleveland, OH 44109
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