Parent Information listed below describes the fun and learning activities children experience everyday. Our main focus is to provide a safe environment full of new learning experiences for every child to enhance their uniqueness and prepare them for a bright future in kindergarten. We love to have parents to become involved as part of the program, so please don't hesitate if you have a comment, suggestion, or want to visit with us during the day. We want to welcome you and your family into our program. Thank you.
Circle time give us the opportunity to engage in cognitive and social skills. During this time children practice their language and listening skills. We learn and talk about the days of the week, months and seasons of the year, colors, shapes, letters and sounds. We also explore on math concepts, we practice counting, identifying numbers, adding and subtracting, as Well as to tell the time.
It is really important and helpful for children to learn what is a title, an author, and an illustrator when introducing new books to the children. While reading to the children, we teach them these important skills to help them in their elementary years.
It is really fun for children to be able to recognize and read words. First we sound out each letter, then we read it as one word. Our goal is to teach our students at least ten words and have them read simple sentences with those ten sight words.
We introduce Spanish in our program. Children learn the colors, numbers, shapes, days of the week, and some songs in Spanish. We take advantage of every little opportunity to teach the children Spanish.
Every Friday we have show and tell, children get to bring something that begins with the Letter of the Week or the Color of the Month to show and discuss with our class. Children get to practice their listening and language skills, by asking questions, taking turns talking and listening to each other. Learning these skills are very important when facilitating classroom discussions.
This is another exciting activity we implement in our program. Students take turns working on The Letter of the Week. We begin by tracing the letter at school and then sending it home with the child to decorate and glue anything that begins with that letter. What a fun way to learn!
Computers are a large part of our program. Children are encouraged to learn new strategies, skills, and concepts through computer games and programs. This is a good way to enhanced their cognitive skills and develop new ones. Children love working together on the computer and we incorporate the computer into our program everyday.
Every child has an opportunity to “The Star of the Week”. Each parent will receive a Star of the Week letter indicating when it is your child’s turn. It is a very fun experience for every child to put their poster together describing their family members, pets, favorite vacations, etc. with pictures, stickers, and decorations. During circle time, The Star of the Week child has a chance to shine like real stars while showing their posters and explaining their pictures to our class. It gives the children the opportunity to get to know each other better. Parents really get involved with this project!
We encourage families in our program to bring a family picture to be display on our Family Tree Board. It will give everyone the opportunity to get to know each other's family through out the year.
Every child has a file folder with his/her name located in the classroom by the main door. Please remember to check it everyday for art projects and other important information from management and teachers. Sometimes parents will invite other children to their child’s birthday party and you might receive birthday invitations and/or thank you cards in your child's file folder.
After lunch the children are encouraged to take a nap from 12:30 to 2:30 in the afternoon. If children is not tired enough to take a nap, they have an opportunity to rest on their cots for a short time with a quiet activity. During this rest period time, teachers have the opportunity to clean up the classroom and prepare for afternoon activities. Usually children take advantage of this time and take good naps. We like having the children rest during this time because this allows them to be fresh for the afternoon activities.
Items Needed for Our Classroom:
1. A change of clothes (must be labeled)
2. Blanket and a small pillow
3. Your family picture
4. Please have your child come dressed in appropriate outdoor shoes.
5. Sunscreen, labeled
Put your household trash into good use! As a childcare facility, we encourage families to support our Center by donating any household, crafts, or simple items in which will be disposed of. These items will used for projects through out the year. Our classrooms are always in need of items such as brown paper bags, sequence, sewing items, old clothing for dress up, paper, etc. can always be turned into wonderful art or engaging activities. Thank you for your help!
Thank you for visiting our classroom, we hope you come to join us for some fun. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. We look forward to getting to know your family while caring for your child!