PRESCHOOL PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Young Preschoolers (Two-Year Old Program):
Our two-year-old program is designed for children approximately from two to three years of age. Children at this age are emerging from toddlerhood and becoming young preschoolers. They have endless energy and boundless curiosity and exploration. Therefore, our program is designed to enable children to actively explore their world with confidence and autonomy. We challenge the children with developmentally appropriate activities in the different learning centers and promote self-help skills such as self-feeding/dressing, caring for toys and potty training. We always praise their effort at toileting. We encourage them to use words to express their feelings and wants. The ratio is one teacher per eight children and room capacity is twenty-four children.
Preschoolers (Three-Year Old Program):
Our three-year-old program is designed for children approximately from three to four years of age, who are completely potty trained. Children at this age are very much into peer social interactions and finding a place in the group. They seek acceptance by their peers and needing a positive self-image. With this in mind, we provide an environment that nurtures social skills and encourage confidence and positive self-esteem. The classroom is divided into different learning centers that allow children to become active participants in small-group discussions and learn to use materials and activities where they experience success. Through active participation, children learn to work in groups and develop a sense of belonging where they share excitement about learning. The ratio is one teacher per twelve children and room capacity is thirty children.
Our Pre-Kindergarten program is designed for children from approximately four to five years of age. At this age, children are preparing to go to Kindergarten. They are very independent and are eager and receptive to learn new concepts. We offer children a combination of self-directed and teacher-directed activities to channel all their energy and excitement for their gross and fine motor development. Different learning centers are established throughout the classroom to offer new challenges. Children are given the opportunity to choose the center of their interests. Within this structured setting, they will use the available educational materials in their own pace. The teachers are always enthusiastic and sensitive to meet their changing needs. The ratio is one teacher per twelve children and the room capacity is thirty.