To make the children feel as comfortable as they can with a new situation.
We will keep the same routine weekly which includes: Play dough, themed projects, songs, shaving cream, and story time.
Each playgroup is 1.5 hours per week.
Our teachers will provide the table, stools, parachute and projects for each child. We use the parachute similar to a tarp, to contain the mess we make while playing.
Children experience the use of markers, paints, scissors (which are monitored) and glue.
Each week the teacher will talk about a theme and the children will make a project that is related. Themes include farm animals, safety, zoos, countries, nutrition, sharing…and much more.
Parents are excited to see what their 18 month old children are capable of doing within this program.
Over 30 Years Experience in the childcare and development sector
Science playgroups are very hands-on. Each week the children begin class with play dough activities and then we dive right into our experiments. The scientific method is utilized at an age appropriate level.
Children are ready to explore at this age. Topics include:
- solar systems
- the human body
Through these topics they will be able to make predictions, see reactions and talk about their findings.
During the science class, children will learn to communicate and work together by problem solving.
Purpose built play areas for your childs growth and education
Learning the alphabet is very important with this age group. By using our phonics placemat and some songs, we teach the children to be excited about their letters. Each week the teacher will concentrate on one letter and finish with a project that begins with the same letter. The projects will range from sewing, putting objects together and gluing wood projects together.
This year, each child will have his or her own workbook and will bring home papers from that workbook. As they finish the workbook, we will continue to move into the next more advanced workbook. There will be a small fee for each workbook.
Each reading group will be different in some way, but we will continue to work on recognizing capital and lowercase letters, work on writing names, numbers and progress into learning to combine their sounds.
Once the children have recognized all letters and sounds, we will begin to teach them sight words and three letter words.
The Reading program has been very successful in teaching children how to read before kindergarten.
Fully skilled staff and teachers to get your child ready for primary school