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We, offer a wide variety of specialty programming including our "camps". We offer programs for: Toddler, Junior & Senior Pre-schoolers, Before and After School, and Nursery School programs.

Each day children will learn about social skills such as sharing and getting along with others. Various opportunities will be provided for children to participate in creative arts, reading and story telling, dramatic play, sensory experiences, group time, science, outdoor play, music and movement, and phonics/cognitive work.

Each month a newsletter and calendar of events is distributed to parents. It indicates monthly themes, special events, and important reminders. The weekly program plan is posted outside the classroom door. The plan offers a detailed outline of each day's events/activities in the following areas:

Creative: This aids in the development of fine motor skills, and provides an opportunity for each child to express themselves creatively.

Books/Story Time: We explore the alphabet and encourage the development and interest in reading and books.

Dramatic Play: This provides an opportunity to role play and imitate daily experiences.

Sensory: Tactile experiences by exploring various materials help the child learn about the five senses.

Group time: This allows an opportunity for structured group interactions teaching social skills such as taking turns, speaking in public, sharing ideas, etc.

Science and Nature: These activities help the child discover cause and effect and learn basic problem solving techniques. It also provides an opportunity for children to experience the world around them.

Jolly Phonics: Using this program the children learn the alphabet, recognize letters and their sounds, practice printing and learning to write their name.

Outdoor Play: Weather permitting, the children are provided with a safe environment to develop their gross motor skills and coordination. Implementing the use of outdoor toys and our playgrounds, walks to the local parks and other community outings to further enhance the skills we teach within the classroom setting.

Special Programming

The March Break Camp is for our Kindergarten and School Age classes. It includes on-site special events with special guests such as magicians, and artists.

The Summer Camp is offered to all of our children and classes. The Toddler and Juniors participate in very special on-site events such as animal shows, clowns, pottery workshops and many other fun activities. The Seniors, Kindergartens and School Age children have field trips to various local venues as well as on-site guests, workshops and special events.