While we respect all beliefs and disciplines, we operate with the belief that Jesus is our Lord and Savior and we hope to teach our young children about his gift of life. If you share this belief and would like your child to join our daily 20 minute lesson, please let us know!
Sometimes it is easy to forget how much our infants are learning every day. However, neurological connections are forming at an amazing rate. The most important needs of an infant are security and confidence that their needs will be met promptly. They need to sense that their caregivers enjoy them and will be there for them. Hearing books read, looking at pictures, enjoying outdoor time and having age-appropriate toys to play with are core activities important to their growth. Plenty of tummy-time for those who are not yet crawling is another great activity to strengthen muscles and develop confidence. As soon as they begin walking, they are off to Toddlers!
Toddlers are just beginning to feel confident in their ability to navigate and often feel they are ready to take on the world. They are amazed by new experiences and everything is an adventure. Lots of active play is vital for our Toddlers, as well as a large variety of sensory experiences such as textures, sounds, smells colors. We offer cozy spots for those times when things get a little overwhelming and they need a place to relax and process all they are learning. Books and music will be a part of their everyday routine, as well as puzzles, blocks, dolls, cars and early art experiences.
Children between the ages of two and three need plenty of chances to explore, develop fine and gross motor skills, expand their vocabulary and continue learning to relate to peers. Twos provides ample opportunity for children to pursue all these activities with a variety of blocks, toys, art and craft activities, water play, puzzles, and of course books. Peer relationships and daily self-help skills include toilet training, learning to wash and dry their hands, putting on shoes, picking up toys, sharing with and being kind to peers are all core focus areas in Twos. Additionally, we begin to introduce a basic academic curriculum to ready them for their big transition to Preschool!
Preschool is a time for learning everything needed to be successful in Kindergarten. We provide a curriculum consistent with Virginia’s Foundation Blocks for Early Learning: Comprehensive Standards. These focus areas include Literacy, History and Social Science, Math, Visual Arts, Personal and Social Development, Music, Physical Development, and Science. All preschool activities and learning are taught in a play-based setting and are designed to instill confidence and excitement related to learning.
Please click the link below to explore our full Preschool Curriculum.
Letter Knowledge and Early Word Recognition
Print and Book Awareness
History and Social Science
History/Similarities and Differences
History/Change Over Time
Economics/World of Work
Economics/Making Choices and Earning Money
Number and Number Sense
Visual Communication and Production
Art History and Cultural Context
Analysis, Evaluation, and Critique
Personal and Social Development
Approaches to Learning
Interaction with Others
Social Problem Solving
Music History and Cultural Context
Analysis, Evaluation, and Critique
Skilled Movement/Locomotor Skills
Movement Principles and Concepts
Physically Active Lifestyle
Health Knowledge and Skills
Habits that Promote Health and Prevent Illness
Information Access and Use
Community Health and Safety
Data Collection and Statistics
Patterns and Relationships
Scientific Investigation, Reasoning, and Logic
Force, Motion and Energy
Matter/Simple Physical and Chemical Reactions
Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems
Earth Patterns, Cycles, and Change