Play Based Learning
Our Play to Learn Curriculum offers teachers flexibility in lesson planning as themes are based on the children’s interests and skills. Children’s learning is enhanced by sensory-rich environments and meaningful experiences.
Our program includes weekly Language, Arts, Physical Fitness and STEAM enrichment opportunities. Extracurricular activities are available with additional memberships.
Children learn best when they feel safe and loved. Our teachers and staff create a welcoming, family atmosphere so that children feel secure and are able to thrive.
Appreciation and Respect for Nature
Teachers plan regular opportunities for outdoor exploration. Children learn about plants, animals, insects, and seasonal changes by spending time cultivating in our garden area.
Through modeling and focus on social/emotional development, our goal is to not only shape little minds, but little hearts as well. At Adora Childcare, children are treated with respect and learn the values of teamwork, empathy, and self-awareness. We also team with local and national charitable organizations to model the importance of community service and giving.
Teachers use developmentally appropriate strategies in planning lessons and introducing materials to the classroom. Individual child assessments are conducted and shared through parent-teacher conferences.
We provide nutritious breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks that meet USDA My Plate food intake guidelines. We are a peanut- and pork-free facility and can accommodate vegetarian diets.
Health and safety are of utmost importance, especially now. We continue to observe DSS and CDC guidelines for infection control. All adults must wear face coverings in the buildings and when social distancing is not possible. Our policies are updated as new information is made available regarding COVID-19.
Early Childhood Education (6 weeks – 5 years)
Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 6:00pm
After School Program
Monday – Friday, 3:00pm – 6:00pm
We believe that quality care from a young age has a huge impact on children’s future successes. Children are born ready to learn, and we have a unique way of encouraging their thirst for knowledge. Our mission is to support families with young children by providing a safe, structured, nurturing environment in which children can play, learn, and grow.
Our play-based curriculum is designed to strategically focus on the specific developmental needs of each child. Our domains and goals closely align with state and national early learning and school readiness standards to thoroughly nurture and assess developmental growth and school readiness.
Our talented teachers create weekly lesson plans based primarily on the observed interests of the children in their care. Lesson plans include individual and group goals, as well as weekly assessment strategies that supplement future planning, and are structured using four curriculum domains.
YOUNG CHILDREN ARE NATURALLY CREATIVE, PERSISTENT AND CURIOUS.
STEAM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math, a comprehensive approach to learning that fosters critical thinking, inquiry, problem solving, creativity and innovation. S.T.E.A.M learning happens naturally everyday as children explore, play and try new things. Our teachers provide various opportunities for children to be immersed in STEAM activities that will create a strong foundation for future learning.
7 Benefits of S.T.E.A.M Learning in an Early Education Setting
There are numerous benefits of STEAM learning in early childhood development. Here are some of the most significant benefits:
In conclusion, incorporating STEAM activities and projects into a child’s education can provide a range of benefits that extend far beyond the classroom. It can establish a lifelong love for learning, build confidence and self-esteem, develop critical thinking skills, nurture creativity, improve communication skills, and aid in sensory development. As such, STEAM learning can be an invaluable tool for parents and educators looking to provide children with the tools they need to succeed in all areas of their lives.