The program is designed to allow for the introduction of structure but less than older groups. Learning centers are interactive and set up to allow for exploration and discovery while encouraging budding new skills. We encourage participation in daily activities that provide repeated opportunities for sensory exploration and help strengthen and develop motor skills and promote thinking and communication skills.
We expose the children to the concepts of shapes, colors, quantities and help develop social skills. We work on the abilities to feed themselves, make choices and share. Ones have a limited attention span which we work to expand. The playground is also a new and exciting place to explore and use their large muscles, although stroller walks do happen occasionally. Lunch, snacks and naptime is no longer on an individual schedule and are at structured times.
We strive to maintain open communication with our families and look forward to getting to know your child and develop a partnership with you to assure the best learning experiences for your child. We post parent information including our weekly curriculum and menu on our parent board. Daily we will keep you up to date on your child through a program application called ‚"BrightWheel". You will be invited to join the app so you can see what your child is doing throughout his/her day. Parent Preliminary Meetings will be held in the first two weeks of September. These help set the goals for your child's learning. Assessments will be done twice a year in January and June.
We encourage you to visit prior to your child's first day so your child can get familiar with us. If you have any questions or concerns, we urge you to feel free to discuss them with us. We are excited to be your partner in your child's learning. We look forward to having you join our classroom and becoming part of the Nellie's Treehouse family!
A parental daily report is given to update each family on meal and nap times, toilet training and all activities accomplished each day.
|8:00 - 8:20 AM||Breakfast|
|8:20 - 8:30 AM||Morning Group (Stories and Songs)|
|8:30 - 8:45 AM||Free Choice Play|
|8:45 - 9:20 AM||Outdoor Play Time - Playground/Stroller Walks|
|9:20 - 9:45 AM||Morning Snack|
|9:45 - 11:00 AM||Center Choice, Art Activities, Science/Sensory Activities, Fine Motor Activities|
|11:00 - 11:30 AM||Quiet Activities and Lunch Time Transition|
|11:45 - 2:00 PM||Naptime|
|2:00 - 2:20 PM||Afternoon Snack|
|2:20 - 4:10 PM||Center Choice, Fine Motor Activities and Afternoon Group|
|4:10 - 4:30 PM||Late Afternoon Snack|
|4:30 - 6:30 PM||Outdoor Play Time, Inside Center Choice and Pick Up|
Please click our Monthly Menu below to see the carefully planned meals our chef prepares onsite daily. Our meals are nutritious, delicious and sure to please each little tummy. With two primary thoughts in mind, children’s taste buds and healthy foods, our menu offers a yummy balance of proteins, grains, vegetables and fruit.
Weekly tuition includes breakfast, lunch, and 2-3 nutritious snacks.