Our play-based curriculum is designed to strategically focus on the specific developmental needs of each child. The Play to Learn Curriculum 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 and skills 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
Health & Physical Development
Early childhood physical development refers to basic physical changes and capabilities achieved during the first five years of life that are facilitated through proper nutrition, appropriately stimulating environments, and
loving care from adults. From providing nutritious meals and promoting good hygiene to incorporating physical fitness and manipulative play, our curriculum promotes healthy habits, nutrition education, and fine and gross motor development.
Language & Early Literacy
Children learn to understand language long before their ability to speak. Research has noted the importance of variety of experience and modeling in language development. Through play and caregiver modeling in literacy-rich environments, our curriculum fosters a love for books, and enthusiasm for spoken and written communication. By cultivating an appreciation for literacy in the early years, children will be set up to be life
The focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) is a comprehensive approach to learning that fosters critical thinking, inquiry, problem solving, creativity and innovation. Young children are naturally creative, persistent and curious about the world and how things work. In an increasingly technological
society, our focus on STEAM integration has a positive impact on future student achievement at the elementary level and beyond.
Social Emotional Development
The Global Citizenship Domain is our focus on children’s social/emotional development, and fostering upstanding character with respect for the global community. Helping children identify, regulate and appropriately express their emotions supports the development of self-esteem, positive relationships and attachments. Our commitment to anti-bias education promotes mindfulness and respect for others
regardless of differences. Children discover cultures in authentic ways, reflect on the experiences of others, and practice acceptance and appreciation
Play is the work of childhood.
Children are born with the natural drive to play and explore. Research has shown that play is crucial for children’s growth and development. Our Play-based curriculum and Guided Play teaching strategies allow
children to make connections, and grow according to their personal stage of development.
In additional to caring for children’s basic needs, teachers also create fun and educational activities,
guide children towards learning goals, and keep track of their growth and development. Parents are kept
informed of children’s progress through daily communication and opportunities for scheduled parent-teacher conferences.