Listed below are just some of the activities that my program offers. All will help your child (ren) prepare for the first years of school. Activities will be based according to the ages of the children in my care. Children ages 23 months or younger may not be able to complete crafts or worksheets therefore a substitute activity will be provided for him / her.
Please understand that my program is not just about having a safe place for your child to be while you are working., beginning between the ages of two & three I will begin to work with the children on subjects to prepare them for Kindergarten. If your child is already in school, during vacations I will work with your child on items he / she may struggle with or I may prepare them for the next grade.
Activities are not on a timed schedule. I will take direction from the children as some may get bored with a particular activity.
While throughout the day the children will learn through various methods, my home does not exactly mimic a school setting.
For children ages two and above:
All children in my care that are two or older have the opportunity to participate in a special program designed to prepare them for kindergarten. The children will learn at their own pace and are never forced to participate.
The program consists of special workbooks and planned activities that were created with preschool in mind. I will begin with simple steps, once your child masters one part we will then move on to the next. Some of the items that your child may learn are noted below. Please note that this is not a complete list.
Speech & language development:
*communicate well with others
*rhyme or recognize rhymes
*identify some or all of the alphabet
*tell the meaning of simple words, like stop
* put away toys & help with simple chores
* finish tasks without being distracted
* wait for his / her turn
* share well with others
* use simple manners: please & thank you
* recite own first & last name
Motor skill development
* run, skip, hop & jump
* walk backwards
* hold a pencil / crayon correctly
* trace basic shapes
* use scissors & glue to cut & paste
* tie own shoes
Academic & General Development
* write full name & recite home address
* know shapes & colors
* write some or all of the alphabet
* know age & birthday
* identify simple opposites
* sort items by color,shape & size