Infants (Six Weeks to Eighteen Months) | Available at our East Greenwich Location Only
At birth, infants already have the skills to engage in social interactions, communicate, remember, and interact with their environment. In our Infant program, we focus on introducing early learning experiences through each interaction with our caring staff in order to support these areas of development. We strive to follow your child’s individual daily schedule that you provide during the enrollment process in order to duplicate their routine at home. Our infant classroom includes exploring experiences through sensory toys, water play, and outside engagement. We will also promote language by talking and singing throughout the day.
Our infant program is split into two separate classrooms. This allows our teachers to support each child in each stage of development. Our infant program follows a combination of the Rhode Island Early Learning Development Standards (RIELDS) and the Massachusetts Early Learning Guidelines. We believe that using a combination of both early learning standards helps to support all areas of development from the start of birth.
Infant One (6 Weeks-12 Months)
Learning begins at birth. Children are born with the incredible innate ability to observe and react to their environment. During the first year of life, we feel it is important to not only give infants opportunities to feel safe and loved while creating opportunities for them to be curious, adventurous, and comfortable while in our care. We believe that building a strong foundation for early learning experiences will help engage children in future educational success.
Infant Two (12 Months-18 Months)
Your little one is now on the move. For some children it might be scooting themselves across the floor and for others they may be walking from one side of the room to the next. Infants at this stage love to clap with their friends and teachers, especially during simple songs. They also love knocking down the block tower or enjoy moving their body when they hear music. Additionally, they may use sign language to indicate the want for “more” of something during mealtimes As these infants become older, we begin to see them exploring small spaces and attempting to place their tiny fingers into small openings that may include toy cars, or other fine motor objects.
Toddlers (Eighteen Months to Three Years)
Toddlers are learning about the world around them while discovering and exploring their identity and independence.
In this classroom, we focus on individual growth, initiative, and encourage self help skills. Children will play and explorer within the classroom as well as play in our outdoor space.
Preschool (Three Years to Four Years)
This is the age of questions! Children in preschool will ask hundreds of questions each and every day! Our goal is to answer all of these questions and foster children’s opportunity for problem solving and critical thinking.
Preschool is also about learning to filter emotions and impulses in a way that is appropriate. We are committed to adapt to each child’s specific learning style while fostering their natural curiosity and love for learning.
Pre-kindergarten (Four Years to Five Years)
Your child is almost ready for kindergarten! Children use language to learn and will engage in more collaboration within a group, learn how to problem solve, and be a responsive listener.
We feel it is important to put an emphasis on emotional and academic reading so that your child is ready for this big transition. Through teacher directed and independent activities in both whole and small group, we will provide opportunities, investigation, exploration, and discovery throughout the day.
FOR MORE INFORMATION…
Please click on the “Contact Us” button to submit a request for more information or give us a call in North Smithfield at (401) 356-1700 or in East Greenwich at (401) 398-0141.