The Jill Edison Infant Care
For the youngest children in our care, we design experiences to provide a warm, loving environment that promotes a sense of security and trust. Infants 12 weeks and up begin to develop positive relationships with adults. The nurturing environment enables them to begin to experience the world around them. They will have individual play, pair play and small group play as well as individualized care.
The One-Year Olds
This group is encouraged to explore their world, as their teachers help them develop the skills needed to meet the challenges of learning to walk, talk and make friends through story-time, circle time and hands-on learning experiences.
The Two-Year Olds
At this age, children are encouraged to discover the world of wonder and excitement, learning, discovering, spiritual growth and social development. Through active, hands-on learning experiences, the children have fun while exploring and making sense of the world and the people around them. At this age, emphasis is placed on the development and expansion of language, social skills and motor skills through art, music, manipulative play, dancing, outdoor play, singing, cooking and Judaic programs.
The Three-Year Olds
Center-based classrooms are set up for areas of math, science, writing, reading, art, manipulatives, library, language, and housekeeping/life skills using the model of the Creative Curriculum for Preschool. Experiences for older children are designed to enable this age group to learn about themselves and the world around them. Teachers provide a variety of developmentally appropriate experiences to encourage language, literacy, math, science and social development. Opportunities are provided for individual and group activities in a variety of learning centers including block building, sand/water play, dramatic play, art, music, computer, cooking, reading and storytelling. Teachers are facilitators in the development of intellectual, physical, emotional and social growth of each child by providing materials and time for selection of activities, teacher planned as well as child initiated. Children are encouraged to ask questions, solve problems, develop independence and confidence within themselves.