Teachers use an emergent thematic and play based approach to curriculum teaching. Each theme is integrated into various disciplines: art, science and math, language and literature, dramatic play, games and movement, etc. Emphasis is placed on the social skills of sharing, communication, self-concept, and meeting personal needs. Children have many opportunities for indoor and outdoor play as well as using the attractions.
The specific curriculum used in our program is the Houghton Mifflin Curriculum for Pre- Kindergartners, which is used for children ages 4 years to 5 years of age and The Healthy Beginnings program is used for children ages 2 years to 3 years of age. Both programs are approved by the Maryland State Department of Education.
4's and 5's daily schedule
Open – 8:30am Arrival
Includes quiet activities and time in learning centers.
8:30-9:00am: Soft Play
Children will be given the opportunity to explore the climber located in the park.
9:30 – 10:00am: Group Time
Activities include morning routines, calendar, sharing, featured activity, etc.
10:00-11:15am: Learning Centers and Small-Group Activities
Children choose activities at learning centers while teachers implement AM small group activities which focus on age appropriate skill-building.
11:15-12:00pm: Outdoor Play
12:00 – 12:30pm: Lunch
12:30 – 1:00pm: Group Time
Teachers read aloud to children as they settle down for rest time.
1:00 – 3:00pm: Rest/Quiet Work Time
Most children nap or rest quietly. As children wake they can select from quiet activities such as drawing, writing, books, etc.
3:00 – 3:30pm: Snack
3:30 – 4:30pm: Learning Centers and Small-Group Activities
Children choose activities at learning centers while teachers implement PM small group activities which focus on age appropriate skill-building.
4:30 – 5:15pm: Outdoor Play
5:15pm - Close: Learning Centers
Children choose activities at the various learning centers.
Schedules are subject to change
5 Full days $201.00
3 Full Days $155.00
2 Full Days $103.00
Half Days 9:00am-1:00pm
5 Half Days $138.00
3 Half Days $98.00
2 Half Days $75.00
Registration Fee: $50.00 1 child / $75.00 Family