My Wonderworld Family Daycare
Curriculum and Developmentally Appropriate Activities
Our curriculum provides for all areas of a child's development including physical, social, emotional and cognitive. Curriculum planning is based on teacher's observations and recordings of each child's special needs, interests, and developmental abilities. Classroom environments are designed for the children to learn through active exploration and interaction with adults, peers, and materials. Learning activities and materials are concrete, real, and relevant to the lives of children.
Each program provides for a wide range of developmental abilities and interests which are increased in difficulty and challenge as the children develop understanding and appropriate skills. Multicultural and nonsexist experiences, materials, activities, and equipment are provided for children of all ages.
INFANTS AND TODDLERS: 6 weeks - 2 years of age
Infants and toddlers begin to develop an understanding of the world around them through their senses and physical actions. To develop these skills our infant/toddler program is designed with various age appropriate experiences and exercises which will help your child develop at his/her own speed. These areas include sensorimotor, psychomotor, language development, cognitive development, large and small motor skills, and social and emotional development. The children are spoken, sung, and read to frequently, have many different objects in their environment to see and touch and have many opportunities to develop their fine and gross motor skills.
TWO YEAR OLDS: 2-3 years of age
Two year olds are beginning to develop social skills, enlarge their vocabulary, and test their independence. To develop these skills, our program for this age group offers a group experience which recognizes the special needs of each child. The children have many opportunities to explore and learn about the environment. The children are spoken to frequently and are encouraged to participate daily in individual and group conversations. Toilet training, dealing with frustration, encouraging self-help skills and providing successful age appropriate experiences to enhance the child's self-concept is part of the two-year-old curriculum.
PRESCHOOL & PRE-K: 3-5 years of age
Our preschool program offers a balance of free play and structured individual and group activities which gives the children a well balanced preschool education. At this age children are developing more intimate peer relationships, asking questions about the world around them and developing self-discipline and control. To enhance these skills our program offers activities and experiences in the areas of science, math, beginning reading and writing experiences, large and small motor skills, dramatic play, block play, creative and movement activities. Each child is viewed as a unique person with an individual pattern and timing of growth and development. Different levels of ability, development and learning styles are considered when developing appropriate activities for this class.
Like our preschool class, our five year old program offers a balance of free play and structured individual and group activities. Experiences are provided that meet children's needs and stimulate learning in all developmental areas - physical, social, emotional and intellectual. Each child is viewed as a unique person and activities are designed to develop children's self-esteem and positive feelings toward learning. Children are allowed to select many of their own activities from among a variety of learning areas prepared by the teachers. This classroom continues to enhance reading and writing skills to prepare each child for kindergarten. Children are provided many opportunities to develop social skills such as cooperating, helping, negotiating and talking with each other to solve problems.