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Our program provides both opportunity for active and quiet play. In addition to free play with toys, puzzles and manipulative equipment, your child receives formal preschool education.

Overview of Our Programs

  • Programs to meet individual needs:

    Infant Care ~ Toddler Development ~ Preschool Education ~ Pre-Kindergarten Education ~ Full Day Kindergarten
  • Professional teaching staff:

    Experienced, Caring and Qualified
  • Learning experiences in:

    Music ~ Art ~ Science ~ Reading ~ Math ~ Language Development ~ Computer Experiences ~ Dramatic Play ~ Water Play ~ Cooperative Play ~ Self-Esteem Building ~ Infant Sign Language ~ More... 
  • Four food services per day:

    2 meals and 2 snacks provided with emphasis on good nutrition, manners and appropriate table conversation

Schedules vary according to age groups. Specific classroom schedules are posted outside each room. The hours between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm are devoted to hand washing, lunch, toileting, story time, and rest period. We discourage any visits or pickups from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm to allow uninterrupted rest for the children. Naptime is over at 2:30 pm and programs resume.

Please note: As a parent of an enrolled child, you may have access to your child's classroom at anytime.

Our teachers enjoy helping your child grow to value him or herself and others, to take turns and to share, to solve his or her own problems, and to become aware of him or herself in relation to family, peers and teachers. Please discuss any personal challenges your child may have with the on-site director, coordinator or homeroom lead teacher.

Infant Care

Your baby is growing every day and becoming familiar with the world around him/her. We make sure your baby receives the care he/ she needs while gently introducing learning. Being rocked and held feels good and secure, too! Infants follow "home" schedules until they are approximately 12 months old. They start a gradual transition at age 12-15 months when children are fed and offered naps according to child care scheduling.

Toddler Development (15-36 months)

These individualized programs are built around your child's strengths, interests, and preferences. We emphasize quality relationships between parent, teacher and child. This positive environment makes learning fun, not frustrating. Lots of hugs, too!

Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten Education (3-5 years)

Activities include dramatic play, music, science, computers, crafts, painting, gardening and nature study, exercise and dancing, creative movement, singing, pet care, reading, indoor and outdoor climbing and organized games, celebration of holidays and birthdays, play dough art, counting, letter and number recognition, and excursions and play on our grounds. Picnics and field trips are included regularly to stimulate interest in the world outside the center. These activities allow your child's self-confidence to grow, focus on social and emotional growth, language development, and literacy. We encourage your child to develop new horizons through self-expression and imagination. We teach self-help skills and responsible behavior. Through our positive environment, your child will develop a love for learning.

Full Day Kindergarten (5-6 years)

Our full-day program allows your child to learn by doing and experiencing. The small class size means the teacher is readily available to encourage your child and thoroughly prepare him/her for primary school.