|Our Preschool Programs||
Your Child's Day
|The Children’s House offers a variety of educational opportunities, depending on each child’s social and emotional needs. Click on the links below to learn more about each of our programs.||
|Our School-Age Programs||Our children's learning experiences consists of open-ended activities that are appropriate for a wide variety of children’s developmental levels and interests. Activities which are always available include block construction, creative dramatic play, gross motor activities, water interaction, and creative art. The Montessori areas in the classrooms consist of many activities, each having a built-in control of error so every child may work independently. Activities such as large group music and literature are more structured, but are planned to encourage individual participation by the child. Small group time is established to enable children to talk, listen, and share concerns.
Long uninterrupted periods of time are reserved for exploration and discovery. This allows children to learn by trial and error through first hand experience, and to make activity selections based on their own interests. Most children learn to plan a day’s experiences that meet their developmental needs with little or no intervention from adults, however, guidance is provided when teachers feel the child needs assistance.
|The following program are available. Click on the links below to learn more about each of our programs.|
|Great Beginnings||Introductory Summer Orientation|
|Your annual tuition allows for your child to participate in the Children’s House summer orientation Program. This program is an important and vital part of your child’s entry into a new classroom environment. Our orientation is specifically designed to allow teachers opportunities to learn about your children’s interests and needs to design emerging curriculum for their new class. Our goal during this special time is to introduce children to new classroom expectations and routines and to group children into productive and socially interactive family groups with a teacher. In addition to this our summer orientations are designed to help ease the transition from home to school for the new child or from one classroom to the next for a returning child. We use this time for getting to know you and your child and for grouping and assessing the needs of our students. Much of our classroom curriculum is also formulated as we become more acquainted with your child’s interests during this time. Your annual tuition commitment of 11 months includes your child’s summer orientation as it is an integral part of your child’s year.|
|Encouraged Cognitive Curriculum|
|In order to build a foundation of success, we have set forth curriculum goals that are clearly defined and shared by our teaching teams. Our curriculum, activities, and teaching strategies are designed to help achieve these goals in a coherent way. Our Encouraged Cognitive Exploration curriculum includes goals for the knowledge and experiences set forth by the California Learning Foundation and Pre-Kindergarten Guidelines. We emphasize effective use of groupings, settings, schedules and materials in our classroom and outdoor environments.
Our curriculum is evidence based, draws on research, and is developmentally, culturally, and linguistically relevant for the children who will experience it. It is designed around sound principles of child development and learning. Encouraged Cognitive Exploration guides teachers to plan learning experiences that foster children’s growth across a broad range of developmental and content areas. Our curriculum helps ensure that teachers plan a daily schedule that maximizes children’s acquisition of desired knowledge and skills through the effective use of time and materials. It offers opportunities for children to learn through play and through structured activities, individually and in groups, according to their developmental needs and interests. You will see many philosophies of renowned educators incorporated including those of Dewey, Piaget, Elkind, Montessori, Gardner, Reggio and Waldorf.