PROGRAM FOR BABIES 6 WEEKS THROUGH APPROXIMATELY ONE YEAR
Infant care at the Center is a distinct kind of care from the care of older children and is based on your baby's individual characteristics and needs. We encourage activities to enhance your baby's social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. We plan plenty of time for free movement around the room, interaction with toys and equipment, walks outdoors, and one-to-one interaction with your baby's primary caregiver. Each baby's daily activity is based on his or her evolving pattern of playing, eating and sleeping, which is tracked by their primary caregiver using the Portage Guide to Early Education Checklist.
The Infant Room can accommodate up to 12 babies, and always maintains adequate staff to ensure a ratio of one teacher for every three children.
PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN APPROXIMATELY ONE YEAR TO ALMOST TWO YEARS
The Toddler I program provides for the development of the whole child in the areas of physical, social, intellectual and emotional growth. The Toddler I program is based on your child's individual developmental characteristics and needs. Your toddler’s emerging sense of individuality is fostered in an environment that combines safety, security, acceptance and fun. It emphasizes your child's natural learning style of exploration, and provides activities that are varied, challenging and interesting.
A light breakfast, morning snack and lunch are provided, followed by a supervised naptime and afternoon snack. The Toddler I room can accommodate up to 13 children, and always maintains a staff adequate to ensure a ratio of one teacher for every three children.
Toddler Twos Room
PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN APPROXIMATELY TWO YEARS TO ALMOST THREE YEARS
The Toddler II classroom uses a multi-sensory approach with an emphasis on language development. As your toddler begins to grow in independence and understanding of the world around him or her, learning through guided free play helps your child develop and grow. Each child is provided many opportunities for the vigorous physical activity he or she needs in both our indoor and outdoor spaces.
A light breakfast, morning snack and lunch are provided, followed by a supervised naptime and an afternoon snack. Routine parent-teacher conferences are held to discuss your child's individual progress. The Toddler II room can accommodate up to 18 children and has a staff of one lead teacher and assistant teachers to ensure a teacher to student ratio of 1:4.
Program for Preschool Children Ages Almost Three to Five Years
The Preschool classroom provides a rich environment designed to meet your child's growing needs for independence and further understand of the world. Daily living exercises are designed to enhance independence, concentration and coordination. Practical life, sensorial, language, and math areas of the classroom provide activities for exploration and repetition. Finally, art activities of drawing, painting, cutting, sculpting, and gluing provide opportunities for development of fine motor skills as well as creative expressions.
Small Savers preschoolers are in a mixed classroom, ranging in age from three to five. A light breakfast, morning snack, lunch and afternoon snacks are provided. Daily walks and outdoor play are incorporated into both morning and afternoon schedules. A supervised naptime is scheduled from 1:00 to 3:00 pm daily. Routine parent-teacher conferences are held to discuss your child's individual progress. The Preschool room can accommodate up to 28 children, and has a staff of one licensed Montessori Lead Teacher and three assistant teachers to ensure a teacher to student ratio of 1:8.