The Talented Tots daycare certified Pre-K program is designed to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond. Our WonderKids are introduced to Starfall, an integrated curriculum that will give children a love for learning and a running start into Kindergarten. This exciting program integrates math, science, health, creative arts, social studies, physical movement, early literacy, and social-emotional development, all under a framework of guided instruction and imaginative play. Starfall was also written with Common Core expectations, ensuring children will be prepared for later education. We encourage individual growth within our preschool curriculum through the use of morning meeting, calendar time, learning centers and exploration time. Learning through play is also utilized to facilitate student learning at their own pace and understanding. Children are also encouraged to be active learners within their different learning environments. Your child’s progress will be communicated regularly through daily communication sheets and parent-teacher conferences. We also provide ongoing assessments with Kindergarten readiness in mind.Enrollment Schedule a Tour
Students ages two years and older will have the opportunity to participate in each of the following exploratory classes once per week. These classes are included in your childcare tuition at no additional charge.
Research shows that exposing children to a foreign language has a positive impact on their communication and critical thinking skills, and it raises cultural awareness. Students will be introduced to the Spanish language through key concepts like colors, days of the week, months of the year, body parts and commonly used words. Spanish lessons are filled with exciting activities such as songs, puppets, books and games, to reinforce these concepts.
Students will be introduced to an early childhood music and movement program based on the belief that every child is musical. Research has proven that music nurtures a child’s cognitive, emotional, social, and language development. You will see your child grow and develop in all these areas at his or her own pace. Each daycare class is made up of singing and dancing activities, playing games, reading books, playing instruments, and more.
At Talented Tots Preschool, students will be introduced to gymnastics to help improve balance, gain muscle and strength, and learn fundamental skills. Running, jumping jacks, and core exercises begin each class, followed by gross and fine motor skills development, and skilled social activities to keep their little bodies moving. Activities include stretching, basic cartwheels, balancing activities, and back bends, with physical education resources. Warmup activities are followed by the balance beam, mini-trampoline, and gym mat exercises. Throughout all Talented Tots daycare activities, we work as a team to encourage each other, improve our skills, and accomplish our goals.
We are so excited to expand our music classes at Talented Tots to include the toddler classes. Toddler music classes will include singing, fingerplays, movement, dancing and instrument exploration. We will use fun songs to learn about animals, transportation, holidays, seasons, rhymes and much more. We will explore moving our fingers, hands and whole body because movement is key to learning. We will also nurture the toddler’s singing and speaking voice with an age-appropriate mix of songs and rhymes. Toddlers will explore instruments which are designed just for toddlers, like shakers and drums, as well as other non-musical props like balls, scarves, puppets and more. Be watching for lists of songs that we will be singing in class so you can sing along at home with their favorites.
- Cot sheet (pack-n-play size)
- Change of clothes
Pre-Kindergarten is a very important year for children. This is the year they develop the skills they will need to enter Kindergarten. With school standards being much higher than they used to be, Kindergarten preparedness is crucial. Our schedule ensures Kindergarten readiness, and allows your child to have fun while learning!
|9:00 AM - 9:15 AM||Morning snack|
|9:15 AM - 9:40 AM||Circle Time (calendar, Starfall curriculum, theme songs/finger plays)|
|9:40 AM - 10:10 AM||Starfall Activity|
|10:10 AM - 10:25 AM||Music & Movement|
|10:25 AM - 10:45 AM||Fine motor project (handwriting, cutting, etc.)|
|10:45 AM - 11:15 AM||Outside Play (weather permitting)|
|11:15 AM - 11:45 AM||Lunch|
|11:45 AM - 12:00 PM||Story/Reading Time|
|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM||Rest/Quiet Time|
|1:00 PM - 1:45 PM||Table toys/puzzles/manipulative play|
|1:45 PM - 2:30 PM||Center Time (rotates every 15-20 minutes)|
|2:30 PM - 3:00 PM||Theme-based project (science/social studies)|
|3:00 PM - 3:30 PM||Math activity|
|3:30 PM - 4:00 PM||Outside Play (weather permitting)|
|4:00 PM - 4:15 PM||Table toys/manipulative play, bathroom break, hand washingReview of the Day (Starfall, theme, math)|
|4:15 PM - 4:45 PM||Sensory project (playdough, sensory bin, etc.)|
|4:45 PM - 6:30 PM||Free Play, Pick Up|