Classes

Infant Room

The Infant Program is designed to provide care for infants ages 6 weeks and older. Babies in the program are cared for by welcoming, passionate, and responsible caregivers in a peaceful and happy environment. Their daily needs are addressed and the interaction between the babies and our staff is loving and safe. Our staff converse with the babies about what they see and experience, as well as encourage vocabulary development. Many times throughout the day, the teachers will sing songs, play music, read books, play with the children, and cuddle them, giving individual attention as needed.

Parents are kept fully informed with a daily report that gives feeding times & amounts, diaper changes, nap times, and special activities. The staff strives to have good communication with the parents, addressing concerns, and responding to suggestions.

The Infant room contains cribs, age appropriate toys, bouncers, swings, high chairs, and glider chairs. Each child has a cubby for personal items such as bottles, formula, extra clothes, etc. There is a no shoes policy in the Infant room for your child’s health and safety. Your child’s happiness and comfort is our highest priority as we provide you with a safe and secure environment.

Toddler/One’s Room

In the Toddler/One’s Room the children are introduced to a class routine. The routine is flexible and is adjusted to meet the needs of the toddlers. They begin to eat, sleep, and play at the same time. This schedule allows predictability and a feeling of security among the toddlers. The students are introduced to colors, numbers, shapes, and letters. Children are encouraged to try to use their words to express their needs and wants.

A daily schedule is posted in the Toddler/One’s Room and includes morning activities, free play, regular diaper checks & changes, Circle Time with Bible Stories, books, finger plays, and songs; working on social skills, large motor skills, small group skills, crafts, lunch, naptime, and outside play. Parents are kept fully informed with a daily report that gives feeding times & amounts, diaper changes, nap times, and special activities. The staff strives to have good communication with the parents, addressing concerns, and responding to suggestions.

The children are encouraged to play cooperatively with their peers and the teachers continuously praise and model appropriate behavior. The students are nurtured and comforted throughout the day.
This nurturing environment provides the structure that allows the students to grow and learn while feeling safe and comfortable.

Two Year Old Program

In the Two Year Old Program, the children begin to become more independent through child-centered and teacher-directed activities throughout the day. The children improve on their self-help skills in the areas of eating, potty training, hand washing, cleaning up independently, putting on their shoes, etc. A daily report is sent home with each child detailing eating, toileting, nap time, and general behavior during the day.

The Two Year Old Program introduces students to circle time activities including calendar, weather, counting, story time, and songs. The age appropriate activities in this classroom promote taking turns, cooperating, sharing, and expressing feelings in an appropriate manner.

The children in the Two Year Old Program participate in Kinderfit, a child-oriented physical fitness program, outside play, and indoor center activities. They also do music and movement in the classroom as well as many arts and crafts that correlate to the curriculum.

Three Year Old Program

In the Three Year Old Program, the children improve on their social interaction and independence. Children are encouraged to make choices, cooperate with others, listen and follow directions. A daily report is sent home with each child detailing eating, toileting, nap time, and general behavior during the day.

The Three Year Old Program continues the routine of engaging students in circle time activities including calendar, weather, counting, story time, and songs. The classroom teachers lead the children in both small and large group activities, such as movement and music, read-a-loud stories, and art. The children are encouraged to share and communicate with their classmates, making friends along the way. The age appropriate activities in this classroom promote taking turns, cooperating, sharing, and expressing feelings in an appropriate manner.

The children in the Three Year Old Program participate in Kinderfit, a child-oriented physical fitness program, outside play, and indoor center activities. They also go to the on-campus Library on a weekly basis, where they listen to stories from a special reader and check out books. The Three Year Olds participate in Chapel on Wednesday mornings with one our pastors leading them in songs and stories.

VPK/Four Year Old Program

VPK stands for the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program. If you live in Florida, and your child turns four years of age by September 1, your child is eligible to participate in Florida’s FREE Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) education program. The VPK program prepares children for Kindergarten. The VPK Standards focus on reading, writing, and social skills, with an early language and literacy focus.

The classroom teachers help the students with their social skills, pre-reading, pre-math, handwriting, and hopefully instill a lifelong love for learning. The children in VPK engage through exploratory learning, circle time, counting, stories, songs, movement, and interacting with other students.

The children in the VPK/Four Year Old Program participate in Kinderfit, a child-oriented physical fitness program, outside play, and indoor center activities. They also go to the on-campus Library on a weekly basis, where they listen to stories from a special reader and check out books. The VPK/Four Year Olds participate in Chapel on Wednesday mornings with one our pastors leading them in songs and stories.