The infant class is for children as young as 6 weeks until they turn 12 months. The infant room is designed to be a supportive “home away from home” for your child. Our mixed age infant room allows the children to participate in secure and continuous relationships with their teachers until they are ready to transition to the toddler room.
Families in the infant room will receive a joyful and welcoming transition to full day care. Our goal is to provide families with a sense of security and belonging as they entrust their child to us. The infant staff works with families to individualize transitions and separation so that families can leave for their day with the confidence that their child is happy and safe.
The infant room teacher individualize schedules and experiences to meet the needs of each infant enrolled in the program. Upon enrollment, staff will meet with families so that families can share sleeping and feeding schedules and preferences. Right from the start, families will be partners in their child’s daily care at Creative Beginnings.
At the end of each day families will receive a written record of their child’s eating, sleeping, and bathroom activity.
12 month to 2 1/2 years
In the toddler classroom we are promoting the next developmental stage as they move from the infant room. We focus on creating spaces where they can explore, investigate materials and gain sensory experiences. The teachers introduce a language rich environment with narration and play by play methods. We focus on allowing the child to explore their own personal interests at this age. The toddler playgrounds are easily accessible and developmentally appropriate - challenging but fun!
Our parent communication is very important in our toddler room as we aim to coordinate with parent efforts and at-home practices.
Each child has a journal that includes an update on daily activities so that you will know about nap times, feeding schedules, diaper changes and any memorable moments.
Our toddler programs will focus on creating a nurturing learning environment where your child can feel safe and secure. Children are able to learn and grow when they feel safe and cared for, are appropriately challenged and guided and have strong relationships with nurturing adults. That is our main objective to lay this foundation at an early age.
Our daily lesson plans are designed to implement developmentally appropriate practices and offer responsive daily routines and meaningful experiences that nurture learning and development.
Our staff will implement lesson plans that will increase their developing skills in a variety of age appropriate activities. Each morning the children will participate in group time. In which they will work on recognizing shapes, colors, numbers, letters, and weekly themed activities.
In addition, we will encourage healthy social interactions by making sure each child is aware of their friends’ feelings and helping them to engage in constructive play with other children.
The children will be exploring the outside world with outside play time, both in the morning and afternoon (weather permitting). The children will enjoy a playground with age appropriate equipment where they can climb, run, and ride bikes.
Creative Beginnings provides preschoolers with opportunities to develop a love of learning! Children are given more freedom to explore based on their interests as they are engaged in the classroom learning. Learning gives your preschool child the opportunity to learn to share and play with others, build independence and confidence, and acquire the skills needed for kindergarten. Learning emerges through frequent exposure to concepts, interactions, purposeful play, and new experiences.
The preschool classroom provides a structured and nurturing environment that provides children with structured group activities, individualized learning opportunities, play, and numerous activities to encourage your child’s development. As a child begins preschool, this is the introduction to a more structured learning environment. A heavy focus will be placed on academic small groups, fine motor skills, and social interaction. We utilize the project approach and child-led topics as we shift our focus to a more structured setting. We are going to be noticing the feelings and emotions of ourselves as well as others. All of these things work together to facilitate school readiness.
Toddlers use hands-on exploration and social interaction in safe, engaging surroundings to help understand his or her expanding world. Through the guidance of our early childhood educators, children enjoy learning experiences that promote their blossoming independence, social skills, and self-confidence.
Beyond daycare, our curriculum for toddlers is designed to adapt to each individual child’s age and stage. Experienced teachers promote emotional, physical, social, and intellectual development in a fun, engaging and safe environment. The environment is designed to support children’s positive learning and development across all areas.
The space and materials are organized to stimulate exploration, experimentation, discovery, and conceptual learning. Teaching staff reorganize the environment when necessary to help children explore new concepts and topics, sustain their activities, and extend their learning.
Lesson Plans engage your preschooler in the following areas:
Circle Time/Large Group Activities
Small Group Activities
Creative/Process Art Activities
Outdoor/Large Motor Activities
Math & Manipulatives
Music & Movement
Our before and after-school care program that balances time to learn with time to play with friends, and other physical activities. These programs are available for school-age children to bridge the time between school and a parent's work schedule, as well as to provide full-time child care during school breaks and summer vacation.
At this stage of childhood education, children want to discover who they are and to pursue their own interests.
Active indoor and outdoor games and activities
Help students to develop positive relationships with peers and adults.
Focus on building a student’s strengths.
Provide a safe and supervised environment where young people can explore their interests.
Ensure enriching activities students can participate in.
Give the students an opportunity to work on developing their social and intellectual skills.