Christina’s Learn and Play environment is designed to give children the opportunity to chose between active, and quiet activities. Each area in the playroom or living room makes for stimulation for, experimentation, and learning.
ART: They will have access to crayons, and paint as well as themed art to go along with the seasons, and holidays. Seeing the work they have completed helps the children feel good about themselves, which in turn builds their self esteem.
Cooking: Through cooking the children will learn to describe and observe how things change, and develop over time, and basic math skills. By following step by step picture instructions. The children are given the opportunity to practice following directions. Most importantly the children learn how to use their five senses, willingness to try new things, and how to learn to work with everyday tools.
DRAMATIC PLAY: one of the most natural experiences
for children is acting out fantasy play life. In the Dramatic play area children are given the opportunity to act out imaginary, and real life situations. This fantasy play, weather in the doll house,playing house,playing with dolls,or in costume, or with puppets, provides the children to explore different personalities, and to learn how to handle a variety of life's situations.
MOVEMENT: allows children to use their bodies in different ways. They may learn many shapes, speeds, and heights their bodies can achieve, experiencing different feelings by dancing to a variety of music. This is while developing balance, flexibility, special awareness, and gross and fine motor skills.
LANGUAGE: there is a reading area in the playroom in which children can read to each other or listen to stories to develop language, and pre reading where the children dictate their own stories, and a variety of fine motor skills, and Vishal discrimination activities. Christina’s Learn and Play uses a program “handwriting without tears”, helping children to read ,write, count, and socialize in a fun, and engaging environment.
Science: The children are given the opportunity to work with nature, and the environment through a variety of age appropriate experiments that build observational skills, and foster appreciation for our environment.
This is a Play based Daycare, because I believe young children learn best through play. Breakfast, Lunch,and two snacks are served. Your child will learn color,number,letter,and shape recognition. Your child will learn about the season's, as I will divide the curriculum into themes based on the seasons. We will celebrate all Holidays with a party witch includes Christmas, Hanukkah, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Easter, Cinco de mayo, and Chinese new year. We will have a special lunch that day, and some fun games. I will be providing a weekly newsletter that will go more in depth with the festivities. Children's birthdays are a big thing at this age, and I will make a cake for every child's birthday, and do a mini party with their peers. Parents are welcome to bring a cake or another alternate treat instead. I will engage infant's with interaction through simple songs, and stimulating toys, nothing helps a baby develop more then human interaction, and contact. curriculum will be taught to older toddler's. Curriculum will include art,music, and science. Their is a wonderful program called Hand Writing without tears designed by Jan Olsen.Hand writing without tears as I've mentioned earlier that teaches children pre writing skills. I will also include Spanish in my curriculum.