Our Programs

    

     Our classrooms are designed to foster your child's growth and

learning. Our main goal is to prepare your child for later success

in elementary school through a step by step goal setting process. 

Our Preschool First Curriculum aids us in this seamless process. 

We also rely on our well qualified, professional staff to create

a nurturing, positive, well planned learning environment.

Parent/Teacher conferences are help three times per year to keep

lines of communication open.


Infant & Young Toddler


      This program is molded around the needs of your little one.  Each child has a caregiver who will center their day around the schedule of those for whom she cares.  Besides meeting the basic needs of your little one, the caregiver plans activities to enhance your child's day.  She will stimulate your child's cognitive, emotional, and physical development.  Your child will be challenged through song, talk, touch, and play.


     The bond of trust between the caregiver, your child, and you is of high importance to us.  We understand it is very difficult to leave your little one in someone's care; therefore, we hope to ease the transition with trial days and constant communication.  Daily information sheets share your child's mealtimes, nap times, diapering, and activities. Infant program only offered at Carbondale center.


Early Preschool (Two's)


     This is the time to instill a bit of structure into your child's day.  We will help them understand routines by participating in many activities, including; circle time, music & movement, small group learning, reading time, and outdoor recess. 

    

     This is the age of curiosity and and independence.  Our staff will guide these traits by teaching self help skills and planning fun and exciting lessons.  They will guide your child through age appropriate milestones, which will better prepare them for preschool. Your child will be engrossed in special interest areas to help development their social emotional, physical, cognitive, and communication skills.

    

Pre-Kindergarten 3


     Three year old children have tons of energy and love to explore their environment.  Play takes on a whole new meaning at this age!  They are learning through creativity and peer relationships.  This is why our teachers provide lots of hands-on activities and create an atmosphere for learning. 


     Preschool is an essential path in the journey to Kindergarten.  Our teachers provide encouragement and motivation to give your child a strong sense of self.  Our small class size of ten children allows our staff to provide tailored lessons which allows your child to reach his educational goals at a faster pace. 


     Our teachers goal is to develop a strong foundation in skills such as; phonological awareness, early pre-writing skills, pre-reading skills, social skills, and pre-math skills.  Life skills are also an important part of your preschoolers day.  Staff encourage their students to build relationships with their peers, see situations from different perspectives, and monitor their own behavior.


Pre-Kindergarten 4

     Our Pre-K 4 program is an academically challenging program for children entering Kindergarten next fall.  We strive for significant developmental gains in many areas of development, including;

  • Writing (forming upper and lower case letter, words, simple sentences)
  • Reading (letter sounds, site words, blends)
  • Math (recognizing numbers, simple addition and subtraction, sequences, patterns, measurement, time, graphing, money, sorting, and classifying objects)
  • Gross Motor Skills (balance, jumping, climbing, skipping)
  • Life/Social Skills (working with peers, self help, cooperation, independence)
  • Science (exploring the world around them, nature, experiments, STEM)
  • Social Studies (world events, holidays, cultural awareness, diversity)
  • Spanish (songs, colors, numbers, basic words)        

  

After School Care 

     Afterschool care for students attending Mid-Valley Elementary to our Dickson City center is now being offered. Our Carbondale Center will begin offering after school care to Lakeland Elementary for our fall 2017 session. Call today for more information! Our after school program is open to children in grades Pre-K thru grade 4.  We provide care between the hours of 3:00 pm & 5:30 pm only. School closure care is not available at this time.  Mid-Valley School District transports the children to a bus stop in front of our center. Lakeland Elementary students will be transported via private Edison vehicles.