Our transition program recognizes that this is an age of wonder, exploration, determination and skill attainment. Our curriculum of developmentally appropriate activities supports children's optimal growth and learning.
Toddler-to-preschooler transition is a time when children are beginning to focus for longer periods of time on tasks while also demonstrating their will and determination. Self expression through greater use of language, social play, creativity and role playing are emerging.
Children develop greater mastery in self-help skills such as toileting, hand washing, dressing, serving themselves, eating independently and cleaning up after play. By preschool age, children have become more independent, expressing themselves verbally, telling stories and interacting with peers with increasing competence.
By The Numbers
Ages: 2.5 - 3 years old (or until Preschool Year starts)
Full time and part time available
Typical Transition Teacher to Student Ratio: 1:5
Hours: 7:30am -5:30pm | Every week of the year
Children do not need be potty trained.
What happens upon arrival
Free-choice time for individualized activities including blocks, puzzles, art, manipulatives, socialization, music and book browsing.
What happens during Group Meetings and Circle Time
Enjoying books, poetry, puppets and singing to develop language, phonemic awareness and a greater understanding of the world.
What happens during a Learning Center
Participating in language/literacy, sensory and science exploration, block and dramatic play, sorting, sequencing and counting, drawing, art.
What happens during Small Group Activities
Participating in hands-on activities such as cooking, science experimentation, and specialized art projects.
What happens during Music and Movement
Exposing children to a variety of songs and musical forms through listening, singing, dancing, creative movement and playing simple instruments. This helps children develop creative expression, spatial awareness, language, math and patterning skills.
What happens during Outdoor Play
Engaging in running, jumping, ball playing, climbing, sliding, tricycle riding, sand and water play, to improve and develop large motor and other skills.
What happens during Meal Times
Enjoying nutritious and tasty meals while developing life-long healthy eating habits. Our wide variety of quality meals are all made on-site.
What happens during Rest Time
Napping and quiet activities, puzzles and books.
What happens during Personal Care
Learning to clean up after themselves and take care of personal needs such as hand washing, toileting, and other forms of hygiene.
What happens during Guidance Regulate and Manage Emotions
Helping children to communicate their needs and desires appropriately. Redirecting children into constructive play, helping them to succeed and build self-esteem. Creating an optimal environment for learning to interact positively with others.