My goal is to develop each child intellectually, physically and spiritually in an age appropriate manner. I always work closely with each family to ensure their needs are met.
1 1/2 years old – 24 months track:
During this age, children expand their curiosity of the world around them by the use of their fine and gross motor skills. Language is also rapidly forming and the exposure of stories, poems and music can significantly influence language development naturally. During your sessions your child will be introduced to a variety of opportunities to master their gross motor skills and fine motor skills with age appropriate activities.
Art is also introduced to achieve fine motor coordination in an engaging way.
2 1/2 years old- 3 years old track:
At this age, children explore ways to become independent. My role is to support a child’s desire to do things on their own. Lessons will be organized according to the interest and needs of each child. Phonic awareness will be introduced by songs and poems. Activities for fine motor will include puzzles, threading beads, painting with different mediums, sensory tables, and learning to use a scissor to name a few. These activities help strengthen the small muscles in the hands and fingers which will be used for writing. Art is introduced with rich water colors and vibrant bee-wax crayons to enhance creativity for every child.
During this period of development children are more independent and able to manipulate their environment. Sessions will consist of activities that will foster their fine motor skills and proper pincer grip while using a crayon and pencil. Letter and numeral formations will be included in each session. Focus in language activities will include your child read to and asked to dictate the story (retelling) in order to establish reading comprehension. Documentation of reading comprehension will be recorded and shared with each family.
Math dimensions will also be introduced in age appropriate ways that include;
- Number sense (e.g., the numeral “4” represents four objects, which is greater that 3 and less than 5)
- Geometry (e.g., patterns and shapes, each with unique features)
- Measurement (e.g., size, distance, amount)
- The language of math (e.g., more than, less than, equal to)
- Spatial relations (e.g., in front of or behind; near or far)