We believe that children learn best through play and the STEAM curriculum is an incredible way to insure that children get engaging hands on experiences that extend their learning and understanding of the world around them. STEAM is an educational approach that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics as tools and experiences to help children develop critical thinking skills, dialogue, and a life long love of learning.
In addition to our curriculum we offer our families the opportunity to add on additional extra curricular classes for their little ones. Classes include Habla Espanol Spanish Lessons for Kids, Fit Kid Children’s Fitness, Tiny Stars Dance Club, and Soccer Buddies Sports classes. Our families can add on all classes or pick individual courses and they are held here at the center Monday through Thursday at 10:00 am. This option makes it easy to introduce your little one to dance, sports, and language without the added hassle of driving to and from lessons on busy weeknights.
Early childhood yoga is good for making healthy bodies and minds. Yoga that can be used in the early childhood setting is a series of postures that are appropriate for the anatomy and physiology of children. They are designed to help increase strength, flexibility, motor coordination, increase concentration and emotional balance. The postures are easy, fun, and simple to understand. They can be practiced at home with family and friends.
Sign language can be started during the infant stage. It is a means of communication for children that do not have verbal skills yet. ASL stimulates learning through different senses. Sign language is beneficial for children that are spatial, visual, and tactile learners. Learning a second language also increases your child’s IQ.
Learning Spanish at an early age has a positive effect on intellectual growth. It enriches and enhances a child’s mental development, improves reading, vocabulary and comprehension in English. Learning Spanish also gives them the opportunity to communicate with people that they otherwise would not have been able to.
Physical Education (P.E.)
Children three years old and older will attend P.E. classes once per week. Physical activity produces overall physical, psychological and social benefits. Along with physical attributes, physical activity improves psychological well being, including gaining more self confidence and higher self esteem. Our class is taught by a certified instructor who carries a M.Ed in Curriculum Instruction and Health and Physical Education.
Learning through music opens the door for learning other subjects and enhances skills that children use in other areas. Music allows children to use their senses and bodies in many different ways…fingers and small muscles to play instruments, voices and ears to sing and listen, and large muscle groups to dance and act out their favorite stories. Mrs. Teresa is our Creative Arts instructor and she holds class once per month for children three years old and older.