OUR CURRICULUM AND SCHEDULE
West Town Daycare offers a play-based curriculum that identifies and supports goals in important developmental areas such as Social/Emotional, Physical, Cognitive, and Language.
- Social: To help children feel comfortable in school, trust their new environment, make friends, and feel they are a part of the group.
- Emotional: To help children experience pride and self- confidence, develop independence and self-control, and have a positive attitude toward life.
- Physical: To help children increase their large and small muscle skills and feel confident about what their bodies can do.
- Cognitive: To help children become confident learners by letting them try out their own ideas and experience success, and by helping them acquire learning skills such as the ability to solve problems, ask questions, and use words to describe their ideas, observations, and feelings.
- Language: To help children with their vocabulary by talking with them, reading, singing and playing with language. We do a lot of reading aloud and storytelling.
Here at West Town Daycare we believe that young children learn best by doing. We help children explore the world around them by using all their senses (touching, tasting, listening, smelling, and looking).
We follow a general daily schedule to help guide us through the day. Consistency helps children feel comfortable and confident because they will know what to expect from day to day.
- Mealtimes all include potty and hand washing before and clean up and hand washing after.
- Walk/Outdoor Play: We try to take a daily walk either to the park or just around the neighborhood, if we have a lot of activities planned for the day we will use this time to get some fresh air and play in the back yard. Weather permitting.
- Free play is an opportunity for the children to explore their world, and to learn social skills.
- Structured Play is where I will lead the group into activities such as puzzles, ABC’s, Numbers, Colors, Animals, etc.
This schedule is used as a guide, if the children are getting bored we will move on to another activity, same goes if we are having a great time, we will continue with the same activity.