Classrooms


Infants

Our highly trained Infant teachers take time to understand your child’s unique schedule to ensure their physical and emotional needs are consistently and affectionately met. It is our priority to provide a safe, nurturing, and educationally simulating environment for your infant to grow and flourish. The infant rooms provide more than meeting basic needs such as feeding, diapers, and nap; the children are introduced to the new and exciting world around them. Children will be introduced to Sign Language to help them better communicate their needs. They explore with art materials and other sensory items to stimulate their minds.  At the end of each day You will receive communication from your child's teacher through a program called Tadpoles. The daily report outlines the day’s lesson plans, pictures taken while at school for the day, upcoming events, needed supplies and information regarding sleep, food, and diapering. At The Children's Academy, we go beyond the base curriculum to offer our babies a more well-rounded educational approach. Each day is filled with opportunities for exploration, learning, and fun!


Pre-Toddler

After leaving the Infant rooms the Pre-Toddler classroom is a whole new world! The cribs and high chairs and bottles have disappeared and they have been replaced with cots, tables with chairs, and sippy cups! In the Pre-Toddler classrooms our children are first introduced to the concept of defined center play. You will notice an area for dramatic play, blocks, manipulatives, and a cozy reading area. Children are encouraged to explore the centers as well as practice the clean up after. Children enjoy a small circle time filled with singing, finger-plays, shape and color review, and a discussion about the weather. The Pre-Toddler classrooms are a stimulating, educational environment that ensure your child is never bored


Toddler
Entering the Toddler room is a big step for your child. The Toddlers are learning how to interact with peers, new vocabulary, potty training, and exploring a new classroom design that mimics our Preschool rooms. Although this is a time in your child’s life in which your child is focusing on potty training, our Toddler classrooms are working on building academic and social skills as well. The Toddler classrooms the children are practicing how to play appropriately in center play, how to clean up, how to solve problems with peers, and how to perform self-help tasks. Academically the children are working on recognizing letters of the alphabet, shapes, colors, and numbers. The teachers cleverly plan the day to include fun learning opportunities and a classroom filled with music, exploration, and learning through discovery.

Preschool

The preschool classrooms take the preliminary building blocks introduced in the younger classrooms and put them into motion. Once in preschool the children experience the full preschool curriculum and phonics program. The children focus on social skills such as resolving conflicts with peers, walking in line in the hall, and form bonds and friendships with peers as well as adults. The children are practicing self-help skills to begin to gain independence in basic hygiene practices, dress and undress self, and clean up following meal times. Academically the children are working on letter recognition, name writing and recognition, patterning, sorting, and fine motor development all while having fun!


Pre-Kindergarten

The overall goal of our school is to prepare children for what to expect in public school. We want our children ready for every aspect from academics to social skills; we do our best to provide an environment for children to practice these skills and be ready for the “Big School.” Independence skills are a focus of practice to get the children ready to put on their own jacket, take meal time trash, wash hands, restroom independently, etc. Children also practice social behaviors such as how to sit for circle time, how to walk in a line, how to resolve conflicts with peers, and how to listen to and follow directions. After our program, children are able to write their name, recognize letters of the alphabet and their sounds, use scissors with control, recognize sight words, create patterns, and some are even reading! 

Transitional Kindergarten

Transitional Kindergarten is a unique program designed for children’s whose birthdays fall between September 1st and November 1st. These children are academically ready to enter a public kindergarten program but their birthday is after the cut off to attend school until the next year. Our TK program operates in line with the Kindergarten standards of the public school system. Our children get the advantage of a small group setting which allows more one-on-one attention to better prepare your child for public school. These children spend a majority of their day engaged in small group activities to practice their skills at their individual level. In the afternoon our TK program joins Afterschool for an enriched afternoon of activities. 

Afterschool

Children attending our Afterschool program receive a healthy snack, some much needed outdoor play, time to complete homework, and theme-related activities during their time at our school. While we understand the importance of finishing homework, we believe children need time to unwind and enjoy learning through play. The children will be given a set amount of time to work on homework, but then it is time to focus on the theme of the week and enjoy some activities based on the school wide curriculum. The Afterschool children enjoy a daily rotation between our Art Room, Technology Room, and Afterschool classroom.