Children's Learning Garden
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The Children’s Learning Garden Curriculum offers fun, hands-on learning activities and experiences that foster the development of each child. 

Daily activities include:

·      Circle Time (Weather, Calendar, Attendance, Group Discussions)

·      Free Play

·      Centers

·      Snack

·      Learning Activity (Literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies)

·      Art, Music and Dramatic Play

·      Fine and Gross Motor Activities

·      Outdoor Play (weather permitting)


Toddler (2-3 years old)
Our Toddler Program is an introduction to school life.  For many children, this is the first time in a group setting away from their parents. We help children to feel safe, comfortable, and secure in their new environment. The curriculum is balanced to encourage social interaction and include activities such as free play activities, toys and puzzles, learning to share, dramatic play, and expanding their imagination with books.  Children will be encouraged to be creative and enjoy themselves while they are developing cognitively. Daily activities will help young children to build confidence and independence, while developing important social skills and motor skills.

Nursery (3-4 years old)
Our Nursery curriculum will expose children to numbers, letters, colors and shapes.  Socialization skills are developed by providing the children opportunities to interact with peers.  Children will learn each other’s names, use manners, learn to share and take turns, and to ask for something that is wanted.  Children will increase their use of language and improve their listening skills through “Star of the Day”, show and tell, fingerplays and songs, storytime, dramatic play, and circle time activities.  Children will gain hands-on learning experiences that will enhance their understanding.  Your child will be afforded the opportunity to gain a sense of self, discover, play with peers, and build confidence. Through exploration, experimentation and conversation, your child will find answers about the world in which we live.

Pre-Kindergarten (4-5 years old)

Our Pre-Kindergarten curriculum is a Kindergarten readiness program.  Social interaction and play are balanced with teacher-directed activities. Basic skills are mastered with hands-on learning experiences, interactive games, music and movement, and group activities.  These basic skills include, but are not limited to, listening, speaking effectively, following directions, motor coordination, colors, shapes, names, letters, opposites, and patterns. We provide opportunities to engage children in their learning, which will allow children to construct their own meaning.  Children are encouraged to become independent through daily activities such as signing in upon arrival, putting away classroom activities, and dressing themselves for outdoor play and dismissal.  Children will enter Kindergarten with better pre-reading skills, richer vocabularies, stronger basic math skills, and social skills necessary to begin their next school experience.

Our curriculum will explore the following:

Socialization - all areas of learning encourage building positive self esteem and good relationships with others (playing together, sharing, taking turns, listening, and resolving conflict)

Free Play – children choose activity centers of interest to them (dramatic play, math and manipulatives, sand and water, blocks and building, computer, library, listening, and blocks and building)


Literacy and Language - a print rich environment including letters, poetry, rhyming, stories, games, and discussions; language development increased through show and tell, fingerplays, songs, storytelling, puppetry, dramatic play, and circle time activities


Math - counting, calendar, numbers, shapes, blocks, patterns, sorting, graphing, estimating, comparing, weight, measurement, and cooking

Science – apples, pumpkins, my body, five senses, life cycles, seasons, weather, magnets, floating, sinking, health, and nutrition

Social Studies – self, holidays, family, community helpers, Native Americans, and character education

Foreign Language – weekly Italian words and phrases, pronunciation, Italian stories in the listening center, and culture

Music – incorporated throughout the day, songs, fingerplays, musical games, and playing instruments

Art - experiences include paint, watercolors, fingerpaint, clay, drawing, crayons, markers, cutting and pasting with emphasis on free expression and creativity

Crafts - to enhance a particular concept, develop a skill or reinforce learning

Manipulatives - for fine motor development and cooperative play (games, puzzles, beads, and lacing)


Outdoor play - for gross motor development and socialization (climb playground equipment, play, run, jump, ride tricycles, and sand play)

                   "We plant the seeds to your child's education."