Our main goal as a team is to provide each child with a warm and nurturing environment that encourages the development of each child. Each child is able to explore their environment freely with their peers in a structured setting. We encourage children to socialize and share with friends. Children in full day programs have to “live” in their school settings. Using observation and assessment techniques help teachers match program and stimulation needs to the developmental level of each child – preventing frustration and insuring challenge.
Assessment requires that teachers observe children and use their observations to guide their interactions, activities and the experiences that they plan for children. At Tender Years, we expose a variety of age appropriate activities for each developmental stage of their growing years. We prepare each child for the next phase in their life…
PRE-SCHOOL & PRE-KINDER
“Creative Curriculum” is the educational curriculum we have chosen from the list provided & approved by the Board of Education. This curriculum covers the 7 developmental stages which is based on Early Childhood principles. We believe that children learn best in a safe, clean, nurturing & healthy environment that promotes independence, self- confidence, positive high self-esteem, & individual decision making. We believe that children learn these skills through exploring & interacting with their environment, learning to make choices, & learning to communicate, play, work, & share with other children as well as adults around them. We encourage children to socialize and share with friends. Obviously, this is a process that may take a while and in some cases…this is normal. Using observation and assessment techniques, teachers match program and stimulation to meet the needs of the developmental level of each child – preventing frustration and ensuring challenge. Assessments require that teachers observe children and use their observations to guide their interactions, activities and the experiences that they plan for children. At Tender Years, we expose a variety of age appropriate activities for each developmental stage of their growing years. At Tender Years we prepare each child for the next phase in their life…Kindergarten!
WE STRIVE TO…
- Promote the social, emotional, physical and intellectual language development of each child.
- Provide an educational program, encourage and promote positive attitudes and respect towards others through the celebration of various ethnic/cultural holidays, music, art, literature and healthy physical activities and most importantly, Godly based !
- Assist children with the development and establishments of new classroom routines and schedules.
- Help children develop trust by providing an immediate response to their individual needs such as sleeping, eating, comforting, praying for him/her, etc.
Provide positive learning experiences that will develop & enhance each child’s self- image & self- confidence.
INFANTS & TODDLERS
To help infants & toddlers develop trust in others by providing immediate response to their individual needs. Infants learn through role playing, early childhood books, padded puzzles, soft foam blocks that develop your child’s motor skills, hand-eye coordination; while they interact with children their age and develop social skills. Infants discover that people are useful, that language is important, and to ensure the safety of all of our children during all routines and activities and to be alert and attentive at all times. We constantly make certain that the outside play area as well as the indoor space is safe and secure and that we provide a healthy environment.
What makes us a unique team is that WE BELIEVE and KNOW that there is a LIVING GOD who created heaven and earth, you and I with a special purpose and mission to fulfill. He is our Father Jehovah, GOD (Psalms 23), and we acknowledge HIM highly. . .The sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior (John 3:16) and we as His sons and daughters thank HIM for his daily helper, His Holy Spirit who guides us to all truth (Romans 8:14). We teach children to understand that it is good to give GOD thanks before every meal. This is a small gesture but it has a huge influence and impact on children’s early life and future decisions. We believe in praying over our children’s lives, and declaring God’s favor over all of our lives. We pursue & provide positive teaching tools, materials, and knowledge acquired throughout the years. Thank you, for intrusting your child with us.