Young Nursery

Age 3 years by September 1

Working on Bathroom Training, Afternoon Nap

Our Young Nursery program is designed for children who are not yet bathroom trained. The focus of Young Nursery is to begin exposing children to academic learning, providing support of developing emotional and social skills, practicing independence, lengthening focus and attention span, and improving verbal skills. It is our utmost goal to communicate with parents on a regular basis, so we provide a daily report of your child’s day including meals, diapering, sleep, and activities. Our experienced educators strive to help each child develop into a confident, well-rounded individual able to successfully interact with his/her peers. Whether learning through art and music or practicing letters and numbers, we encourage the children to use creative and imaginative thought. A strong appreciation for nature is developed during fun, educational walks around campus, and visits with our farm animals. Weekly specials in the Young Nursery program include Music and Movement, Art, Science, Farm Education, and Physical Education. 

Bathroom Training Policy:  Parents and teachers work together to establish a consistent bathroom training procedure between home and school, once the readiness of the child has been observed. Our definition of trained includes child’s comfort using the bathroom independently and communicating needs with his/her teacher, ability to take care of responsibilities, including undressing/dressing & washing hands, and wearing underwear accident free for 2 weeks at home and schoolChildren who turn four years of age and have not satisfied our bathroom training policy will not be permitted to re-enroll in the Young Nursery program at the start of the succeeding summer or school session following their fourth birthday. Children who are four years of age and have not met our training requirements will not be permitted to enroll in any summer or school session programs until all potty-training policy requirements have been met. Children must be Fully Trained to enroll in our Nursery program and older.    

Developmental Goals

Language—Uses words to express needs, recites familiar words and songs, uses naming words for familiar people and objects, recites alphabet, recognizing basic colors, illustrates as age-appropriate, rhyming, opposites, and position-oriented words, asking questions for information, expanding vocabulary.

Mathematics—Recognizing numbers 1-10, reciting numbers 1-20, identifying and composing shapes, sorting, extending patterns, making estimations.

Physical—Developing gross motor skills through running, jumping, skipping, galloping, hopping, and climbing, alternating feet on stairs, working on balance, developing control of fingers and wrists, pincer grip.

Mental—Thinks aloud through talking to self, others, and naming things, learns by experimental learning and trial and error, understanding cause and effect, finding alternate solutions, sequencing, predicting, develops short and long term memory, attention span is lengthening, role playing and pretend play, recalls first and last name and age.

Social—Uses words to express needs, playing with peers, sharing, works independently, participation in activities, shows individuality, understands simple commands, follows multi-step directions, transitions well from one activity to another, manners, understanding community roles.

Emotional—Comfortable with familiar adults, accepting guidance, seeking help, working on resolving conflict, developing self-control.

Self-Reliance—Using the bathroom, washing hands, dressing/undressing, cleaning up.


Nursery

Age 3 years by September 1

Bathroom Trained with Full Independence, Afternoon Nap

Our Nursery program is designed for children who are fully bathroom trained. The focus of the Nursery program is to provide academic learning, provide support of developing emotional and social skills, practice independence, lengthen focus and attention span, and improve communication and verbal skills. In our Nursery program, we combine experimentation and exploration to build higher level thinking, language, math, social, and physical motor skills with fun and challenging activities. This program strives to provide a creative learning environment for children to develop skills at their own pace and enhance their own personality. Our highly qualified, certified, and experienced teachers prepare and implement an academic-rich program that utilizes hands-on approaches and educational tools that foster positive learning and growth. It is our utmost goal to communicate with parents on a regular basis, so we provide a daily email to parents including snacks and activities. A strong appreciation for nature is developed during fun, educational walks around campus, and visits with our farm animals. Weekly specials in the Nursery program include Music and Movement, Art, Science, Farm Education, and Physical Education.

Developmental Goals

Language—Recites and recognizes alphabet, produces letter sounds,  prints first name, uses sentences, recognizing basic colors, illustrates and explains, rhyming, opposites, and position-oriented words, asking questions for information, expanding vocabulary.

Mathematics—Recognizing numbers 1-10, reciting numbers 1-20, identifying and composing shapes, sorting, extending patterns, making estimates.

Physical—Developing gross motor skills through running, jumping, skipping, galloping, hopping, and climbing, alternating feet on stairs, working on balance, developing control of fingers and wrists, pincer grip.

Mental—Thinks aloud through talking to self, others, and naming things, learns by experimental learning and trial and error, understanding cause and effect, finding alternate solutions, sequencing, predicting, develops short and long term memory, attention span is lengthening, role playing and pretend play, recalls story details, recalls full name and age.

Social—Uses words to express needs, playing with peers, sharing, works independently and with others, participation in activities, shows individuality, understands simple commands, follows multiple-step direction, follows rules and routines, transitions well from one activity to another, completely work in a timely manner, manners, understanding community roles, character development.

Emotional—Comfortable with familiar adults, accepting guidance, seeking help, working on resolving conflict, developing self-control.

Self-Reliance—Using the bathroom, washing hands, dressing/undressing, cleaning up.