Five-year-old's crave the company of other children. Little Learners believes that children have much to learn from each other as well as from our teachers. The social skills that children learn at Little Learners will benefit them as they move into their formal education. Teachers model and encourage the children to share, take turns, and treating others with respect.
Little Learners offers a structured schedule that includes: Spanish, handwriting, reading, math and science. The classroom is organized in centers of activity, which include: writing, math, science, art, computer, blocks, dramatic play, library, and manipulatives. The Little Learners Educational Center curriculum is based on themed units. Developmentally appropriate language, writing, math, science, art, music, and movement activities are included in these units.
Children will be given many opportunities to write and draw to express themselves. Your child will begin an individualized reading program that teaches letters, letter sounds, blending letter sounds to read words and reading simple to more difficult books. Parents will be a crucial part of literacy development, as they are kept up to date on their child’s progress.
Learning to read is one of the most important skills a child will develop. Little Learners Educational Center is dedicated to providing an excellent education for your child through our individualized reading program. Our Reading Development Teacher will work one-on-one with each child 4 or 5 days a week. Parents will be kept informed on their child’s progress on a monthly basis via email. Parents will also be informed on what they can do to partner with teachers in order to promote their child’s literacy development.
Children will use their phonics knowledge to write daily. They will be encouraged to write words and then sentences. As they progress in their writing, they will be encouraged to use a capital letter at the beginning and punctuation at the end of each sentence.
Little Learners math curriculum is taught through math games and hands-on activities. The math skills taught in the Pre-Kindergarten classroom include numerals, number sense, patterns, 2-d and 3-d mathematical shapes, addition, subtraction and numeral writing. The weekly curriculum themes are often brought into the math activities.
A majority of the weekly curriculum themes has a science related component and introduces specific information. Experiments, manipulatives, art, sensory table activities are planned. During open play children can go to the science center to work on and or explore, at there own pace, what they learned about the items during curriculum time.
The children participate in songs , large motor movements and books to introduce the Spanish language. The focus is on the Spanish alphabet, numbers, vocabulary and commonly used phrases.
Children need time to be creative and imaginative. The art center in the classroom has activities available that are related to the theme they are learning about. The center also has various supplies for self guided creativity. There is also a dramatic play area in the classroom that changes with each theme. One week the children Astronauts The benefits of dramatic play include language, social and emotional development.
7:00-8:30 Center Play -The children go to the activity center of their choice: computer center, dramatic play center, writing center, science center, block center, math center, reading center and art center. Breakfast is served between 7:30 and 8:00 am
8:30-8:45 Open classroom and prepare for Group Time
8:45- 9:05 Morning Group Time- Children are read books, sing songs and have discussions related to the current curriculum theme
9:05-9:25 Spanish- The children will participate in group songs and books in Spanish to introduce vocabulary, colors and numbers
9:25-9:45 Morning Snack- A nutritious snack is served.
9:45-10:15 Invented Spelling- Children will write using the phonics knowledge they have acquired to write daily and illustrate their writing with a drawing.
10:15-10:45 Curriculum Time - Small groups are formed and a focus is placed on reading, handwriting, math and science.
11:00-11:40 Outdoor Play
11:40-12:30 Hand washing and Lunch
12:30 Prepare for school
Please contact us to visit our center and meet the teachers.