Nursery children nowadays are ready to explore everything. Their skills are becoming vastly refined and their abilities seem limitless. Skills such as turn-taking, playing make-believe, and kicking a ball are now milestones of every child’s development. Little Scholars has put together a curriculum to address each domain of development for an extensive potential of milestone achievements.
Each day children are exposed to audio recordings of songs and nursery rhymes, such as Mary Engelbreit’s Mother Goose Book and CD, to further strengthen their abilities to communicate and improve the use of language in everyday life. Children are given opportunities to play language games, recite simple nursery rhymes, and answer a variety of simple “why” questions before, throughout, and after story readings. This develops reasoning and word-building skills. Our faculty and staff are ready to answer each and every one of the children’s “why” and “how” questions.
Through music, movement, and dancing children acquire control over their gross motor skills. Through activities such as scribbling, drawing vertical and horizontal lines and variously sized circles, building a tower of 5 or more blocks, and stringing, picking, and manipulating beads each child strengthens their fine motor skills. Little Scholars classrooms are rich with puzzles, sensory tables, paints, and toys to promote every child’s development on individual as well as group levels.
Children develop a desire to be independent from a very early age. At Little Scholars our curriculum is based on creative learning, allowing each child to learn the independence they crave. By giving your child praise and allowing them time to follow one- and two-step commands our teachers instill that sense of independency and self-confidence in every child that enters our classrooms.