Your child's educational journey begins in our Yearling classroom. Our room is filled with materials that will stimulate each child to foster growth and development. Me & My Friends understands the importance of parents to feel confident that their child is in a safe, nurturing environment. Our yearling program is filled with an engaging curriculum and patient & nurturing teachers who strive to help your child learn and grow every day. Your yearlings day will be filled with activities which will strengthen their communication, fine motor, gross motor, problem solving and social skills.
Our toddler program is designed to meet the individual needs of the children and to stimulate all areas for their growth and development. Children at this stage thrive on routine that involves, predictability, stability, along with positive reinforcement. All of their factors allow them to feel safe and comfortable as they become more independent individuals. Center opportunities will include: story and circle time, dramatic play, blocks and manipulatives, music, art, sensory table, along with outdoor play and physical activities. Our goal is to help promote your child's language, cognitive, physical, as well as social-emotional skills during these significant years of each child's life.
In partnerships with our families, we work hard to provide children with the most optimal learning experience. We provide multiple opportunities throughout the day for children to be engaged in learning. Emphasis on letter-sound recognition, hand-eye coordination, along with many word play activities, is essential to prepare for Kindergarten. Children are encouraged to work together as well as care for the classroom, ensuring a sense of responsibility.
Each classroom is equipped with materials which are checked regularly for safety and durability. They are set up for the appropriate age level and stage of development. The materials are sufficient in quantity for the number of children in each class and are accessible to the children. Each center promotes exploration and represents a variety of racial, cultural, linguistic, gender, ability and age attributes. Each center, both indoor and outdoor, are organized and allow children ample opportunity for freedom of movement and exploration in safe, clean, open and uncluttered areas.
Each teacher has a separate and secure location for teaching materials and supplies.
The material list for each classroom and outdoor area is the following, but is not limited to: