The curriculum is play and theme-based but maintains basic methods that I believe nurture children’s learning. When it comes to learning new things, I understand and respect that children learn at different levels. I treat each child as an individual. The use of a highly recommended preschool observation and evaluation checklist helps keep you updated on their progress during their time here. These methods are exemplified in the activities we do with the kids.
Our activities are in the fields of:
- Creative and process art
- Movement and large motor activities
- Outdoor play
- Sensory activities
- Language and literature
- Cognitive and fine motor activities
- Social emotional skills
- Yearly parent involved field trips, any suggestions welcome
(Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm, Art Beast, Sacramento Children’s Museum, The Zoo)
Most children learn by doing themselves so I try to provide them with an endless amount of enthusiasm as well as tools to explore with. My childcare is filled with learning centers, educational toys (large and fine motor), games, tumble/music room, musical instruments, books, dramatic play, and a computer (10-15 minute limit) with preschool learning programs. I provide a *circle time daily that provides group activities where we cover areas such as the calendar, morning message, weather, some Spanish and American Sign Language, shapes, numbers and the alphabet through fun activities and reading.
Average Daily Schedule
Children arrive, table activities or free time
Breakfast, free time in all areas
Clean up*Circle Time
Free play/Large or small group activities
Outdoor play: Free play or group activities outside
Cleanup time, review what we learned today at preschool,
reading, quiet play and half day program children get ready to go home
Get ready for Lunch: Language and social development encouraged
Clean up from lunch, and read a story
Wake and clean up from nap
Snack and free play or group activities inside or out depending on the weather
Clean up time, reading, quiet play and get ready to go home
Television is rarely used in my program. When fall and winter bring rainy weather, we try and do large motor activities inside to burn energy. If it is used, it is age appropriate (mostly educational) and will never exceed one hour.
This is just an example of our schedule during the day. We need to be flexible for everyone; therefore our schedule may change some days. Diapering is done as needed. We treat every child as an individual and know they may have different needs.
We try to have your child ready to go approximately 5-10 minutes before his/her pick-up time according to your contract. Please call if you are late for any reason so your child can join the group until a few minutes before pick up.
Parents should feel that they can discuss any concerns or needs for their child with the provider.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION AND I LOOK FORWARD TO A SUCCESSFUL AND REWARDING REALTIONSHIP WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY