“Learning and development are most likely to occur when new experiences build on what a child already knows and is able to do and when those learning experiences also entail the child stretching a reasonable amount in acquiring new skills, abilities, or knowledge. After the child reaches that new level of mastery in skill or understanding, the teacher reflects on what goals should come next; and the cycle continues, advancing children’s learning in a developmentally appropriate way.”

about Robins:

2, 3 and 4 year olds are very independent and will enjoy many fun and educational scheduled activities, including circle time, music and movement, creative arts, and free play several times throughout the day, while promoting optimal learning and development. Children in this classroom will learn about colors, shapes, counting, and following directions. Hopping, jumping, and skipping are great for these children to develop gross motor skills while also building fine motor skills while using manipulatives and a variety of art supplies. Children will learn how to show respect, how to interact with people they know well and those we have just met through weekly visits to the residents at the Friendship Home,  how to regard time and personal space, how to dress, an countless attitudes and actions. Potty training will also be done in this classroom as your child is ready for this big step!

about Bluebirds & Doves:

1 and 2 year olds are just becoming stable in walking, running, jumping and learning to use their bodies. Fine and gross motor development at this age is crucial. These children will advance their fine motor skills by manipulating art supplies, solving wood puzzles and using silverware. They will develop and stabilize gross more skills by climbing on our foam slide and under the bridge, practicing stretching and playing ball with the residents of the Friendship Home and teachers when we visit. Two rooms are used for Bluebirds and Doves so children can be age appropriately placed. 

About Chickadees:

The young infant schedule is created to feed on-demand, while setting a feeding schedule as they get older, and adding infant cereal and baby foods as each individual child is ready. It also includes tummy time and social interaction between early childhood professionals, other infants , every day, as we begin teaching them to play well with others. Younger infants will nap 2-4 times throughout the day, from 1-3 hours at a time.
Older infants have more of a nap time routine as they age. They are given more free time to develop large and small motor skills, plus a schedule that includes circle time activities, creative art time, and music and movement. Children in this classroom will be learning how their bodies work, e.i. walking, running,and jumping. Outdoor discovery time is their favorite!​​

At birth, a child’s brain is 25% of the size it will be in adulthood, by age 3 it is 85% of adult size, and by age 5 it is close to 90% of adult size. Children can only be successful in school if their brains are able to adequately develop in their earliest years of life.

An infant may not understand words or gestures, but talking, singing, and holding a child builds attachment between the child and caregiver. These nurturing interactions are important to an infant’s physical growth and language development, as well as social and emotional development.

There are approximately 2,000 days between birth and the first day of kindergarten. These first 2,000 days have a profound impact on a child’s future well-being, ability to learn, and overall life success.


2 years -Preschool

bluebirds & Doves

1-2 years old


4 weeks - 12 months