The Infant Program is for children from about 6 weeks to about 18 months old. The children may be separated into two or more classrooms, based on age and development. We recognize that every child is unique and has their personal needs and routines. We work with you to support and develop your child's daily routines. We provide a "Daily Report Card" to provide feedback regarding your baby's growth and development. This provides specific details on the times your child is fed and when, and whom, changed their diaper. The "Daily Report Card" helps everyone communicate for your child's benefit.
We encourage calls and visits at any time throughout the day. At pick up, we make time for a detailed conversation about your child's day. Our Infant teachers have education and experience specifically for this age group, including specialized training in infant care and development. Our teachers not only feed and diaper your babies, but they LOVE them, and it shows!
Our Toddler Program is for children ages 18 months to 30 months. The children are separated into 3 classrooms: Young Toddlers (18 months), Older Toddlers (18 months – 24 months), and Preppers (24 months – 30 months). Ages may vary in each classroom, based on development and space.
As with our Infant Program, our Toddler Program teachers have specialized training in infant and toddler care and development. They use the same Daily Report Card as the Infant Room. Prior to advancing from the Infant Program, we provide the opportunity for your child to "visit" the Young Toddler Room. They will get to see friends that have already moved up, as well as meet new friends who are ready to welcome them. Whenever possible, the Infant teacher goes with them to help ease the transition. Rooms also have more open space for them to perfect their walking skills. The Toddler Program rooms have more age-appropriate toys and games.
Children begin to learn about sharing, walking in a line, taking turns and circle time. Through play-based learning, they increase their socialization skills! They begin to experience more tactile skills through art projects, sensory table play and more time outside. Children also begin to talk at this age. The teachers have toys, books, and songs to assist them with their budding language skills. They are like little sponges soaking up so much knowledge and experience!
The Preschool Program is for children ages 31 months to 5 years old. The children are currently separated into 3 classrooms: Young Preschool (31 months – 36 months), Preschool (3 years – 4 years), and Pre-K Ypsilanti (4 years – 5 years). Ages may vary in each classroom, based on development and space.
The Preschool Program is exactly what it sounds like. We’re getting them ready to go to a “real” big-kid school! We employ a more sophisticated lesson plan that is more theme-based. Children learn the alphabet, numbers, shapes, and colors. They will also be tracing their names and may even have homework! We break into groups, depending on age and the academic skills of our children. We offer varied experiences and teaching techniques to give your child a well-rounded education and experience. There are clearly defined "centers". The children are taught to put toys away in the correct place before they get more out. They enjoy many opportunities to practice their language skills, learn how to cut, and hold a pencil. They play games that engage their large motor skills and play outside more.
Children become interested in potty training at this age, and most already are! We encourage them, along with you, to begin potty training when they are ready. We do not push potty training but with consistency on both the parent and teacher's part your child will be successful.
Your child is also forming their personality so we also teach them about integrity, honesty, friendship and appreciation of diversity. The skills they develop will give them more confidence to enter Kindergarten and succeed. We target the expected outcomes of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti Public School Kindergarteners and make sure each and every one of our graduates are prepared for kindergarten and beyond. We prepare our children to be ready academically, socially, and emotionally, for their first day of school.
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We've been servicing the Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, Milan, and Saline area for more than 20 years. Your child will gain positive self-esteem, confidence and a healthy sense of value through Experienced-Based-Learning at our daycare center.
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