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Child Development Center

The Curriculum

The educational curriculum is an important attribute of the Child Development Center. We understand the importance of developmentally appropriate educational experiences and their role in the success of children as they develop and grow. We believe the early years are the most important learning period in a child’s life because ninety percent of a child’s brain growth happens by age five. School Readiness is fundamental and we are committed to helping children enter school ready to learn.

Reading Time

The curriculum for children from ages two to five years was developed by Wor-Wic Community College's staff of early childhood education experts. The curriculum combines learning with fun activities incorporating interactive exercises. We offer a variety of developmentally-appropriate educational programs to help prepare your child. The teachers and staff at the center will work hard to provide your child with stimulating, engaging, age-appropriate learning activities. The staff uses whole group instruction, small group instruction and learning centers in an effort to reach all learners. As your child moves from center to center, his or her preschool teacher will act as a guide who will listen to ideas, applaud progress and motivate your child to envision and think in new ways. Creativity in the classroom is supported and encouraged through the use of learning themes or units.

The core state approved curriculum used for two year olds is Creative Curriculum and Houghton Mifflin Pre-K Program is used for three to five years old. The curriculum combines theme-based learning with fun activities incorporating interactive exercises. We offer a variety of developmentally-appropriate educational activities that help to prepare child development.

The teachers and staff at the center will work hard to provide your child with stimulating, engaging, age-appropriate learning activities. The staff uses whole and small group instruction within learning centers in an effort to reach all learners. As your child moves from center to center, his or her preschool teacher will act as a guide who will listen to ideas, applaud progress, and motivate your child to envision and think in new ways. Teachers will also use this time to observe each child’s interest, how they develop and interact socially. Creativity in the classroom is supported and encouraged through the use of learning themes or units. While staff observes children, if a need for early intervention arises, a referral to an outside community partner will be given.

Child Care

In our Two-Three year old room, teachers strive to assist your child with the development of his/her social skills, play, and problem solving. Listening and self-help skills are also encouraged. This is accomplished through the implementation of:

  • discovery learning,
  • educational manipulatives,
  • singing and dancing,
  • story telling,
  • games,
  • creative play,
  • and other activities.

In our Three/Four/Five year old classroom, teachers continue to assist your child with the refinement of his/her social skills and readiness for school. Emphasis is placed on cooperative learning, respect and caring. Children will also be given more opportunities for developing early language, math skills and problem solving. Students are constantly engaged in learning through the use of:

  • storytelling and other language activities,
  • blocks,
  • games,
  • art activities,
  • singing/dancing,
  • and cooperative group activities.

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