Each room has its own age appropriate program that provides rich, interesting and developmentally appropriate activities. Any child/ren with a special need will have an Individual Program Plan (IPP) developed by our staff with the assistance of FLC’s resource teacher. Our program is designed to have our staff spend time with the children individually and in small groups where they can focus on specific developmental areas.
We encourage children to explore and experiment their environment with their five senses, as well as other areas of development such as cognitive, social, manipulative etc. On each child’s birthday and at room transfer age, a development checklist is completed to ensure that all programming needs are met.
We offer flexibility, independence and hands on experience as well as children’s input of ideas. We ask parents to bring their child/ren before 9am (programming starts at 9am) to include them in the most educational parts of program.
A time for coming together and sharing ideas. A time to develop a sense of the whole group. During circle time, children spend time reading, singing and learning about the calendar as well as participating in various activities related to themes and/or topics of interest. Children learn to listen to others and gain confidence speaking in a group.
A play area where children are given an opportunity to use their imagination. This drama center is converted into many different themes (doctor’s office, grocery store, hairdressing salon, school bus etc.). This center helps children develop their creativity, language skills, communication/social skills, decision-making and negotiation skills among a group.
Helps develop gross and fine motor skills and allows children to experiment with space, size and shape concept. This is an opportunity to create, design and form individually or in a group setting.
Helps develop decision-making, social skills, language skills and independence. Cognitive toys enhance children’s logical skills in making proper decisions and accomplishing goals. Rotation of toys is mandatory so that children get a large variety and always have interesting toys that capture their attention.
Available to all children at all times. An opportunity for children to enjoy a large variety of multicultural/diverse books, puppets, etc. A quiet and soft area to relax surrounded by pillows. There is also an opportunity to listen to quiet music. Rotation of the books allows children to get a large variety of themes, topics and interest.
A time for children to enjoy listening to variety of different musical rhythms and to dance and move to the sound of music. This special activity promotes enhancement in music, encourages children to be exposed, appreciate different types of music as well as makes them aware of how music is played and created.
We believe in both child directed and teacher directed activities. Children have the opportunity to use the arts and crafts shelf independently during free play time. Children are encouraged to create their own art with a large variety of arts and crafts materials. A teacher supervises a number of activities because some activities are designed for a specific theme or topic. This gives teachers an opportunity to educate children about different themes programmed for that day or week.
This is an excellent area for children of all ages to experiment with their five senses and enjoy different activities that include water, sand and all kind of other materials that have a lot of texture, smell and appearance. Children get to experiment hands on and enjoy playing individually or in a small group.