Little Friends toddler program provides a stimulating environment for our 18 months - 2 1/2 year olds that is designed to maximize sensory and cognitive experiences, gross and fine motor development and social development. Teachers provide positive reinforcement with understanding and love, building each child’s sense of confidence in themselves. The toddler program focuses on the child's natural desire to explore, and engages children in activities that promote the learning of basic concepts through play.
Little Friends School Curriculum
Our curriculum includes language arts, science, math, dramatic play, music & movement, fine & gross motor skills, arts & creativity, self-help skills, social & emotional development.
Our program also includes a special weekly soccer session that teaches our children sports techniques, self confidence, good sportsmanship and team spirit centered around monthly and weekly themes.
Children in the 3 and 4 year old Preschool classes follow similar areas, with the activities geared towards the developmental level of the children. Our Preschoolers work on letter and number recognition, sizes, shapes, colors and other pre-reading and pre-math concepts. Preschoolers are busy exploring the world around them. Through interaction with their peers and teacher, they learn about themselves and others and what they can accomplish with their rapidly emerging skills. Activities include building with blocks, classifying and manipulating objects, questioning and exploring new ideas and cultures through books and interactions.
Little Friends Kindergarten is for ages 5 and 6 years old. Our full day academic program is designed to prepare your child for success in elementary school as well as foster a love for learning for life. Our program follows the Hamilton Township Curriculum and includes many enhancements. Given the small size of the class, individual instruction is provided for children who may need a little extra help as well as those who need to move ahead. Our subject areas include, reading, language arts, math, science and social studies with the goal of providing a sound understanding of the basics. The program is open to children who will be five years old by December 31st.
Daily activities are designed to encourage and challenge each child's natural curiosity and instill skills that prepare children for later school success. Our activities place strong emphasis on literacy and mathematical reasoning, as well as integrated experiences in science, social studies, music, art, technology and physical education.