Your child is considered an infant if they are 2 months to 12 months. There is a 3 to 1 ratio of infants to teachers in these classrooms. We provide a loving environment, always encouraging healthy habits, which, developed at an early age, tend to last a lifetime. Social and emotional needs are met promptly and in a loving way. Your child will learn about the world around him/her, with soft voices, soothing sounds and gentle touches. Toys with interesting patterns, colors and textures are provided to stimulate the senses.
These classrooms are for children 12-months to 24-months. There is a 5 to 1 ratio of children to teachers. The program promotes exploration, movement, curiosity, persistence and creativity. These are ways in which one year olds gain knowledge and skills. Teachers talk to children continuously throughout the day. We believe that every experience and interaction has an impact on development in early childhood.
The two-year old classrooms are for children aged 24 to 36 months. There is a 10 to 1 ratio of students to teachers. Children learn through circle time, centers, outdoor adventures and creative art projects. They slowly integrate into a larger social setting, so they can acclimate to small groups. Potty training is encouraged.
These classrooms are for children aged 36 to 48 months. Ideally, your child should be potty trained, but we do provide a changing table, in case there are “accidents.” Social interaction is critical during this developmental stage, and there is a 15 to 1 ratio of students to teachers.
Once your child reaches four years old, they will enter our Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten or VPK program. There are two areas of this program, the free program, which is state funded and runs from 9:30 AM until 12:30 PM or the wrap around program which is all day. For the state funded VPK, there is a 10 to 1 ratio of students to children. Please see our VPK page for more information!