Learning Zone

 

Our Smart Start curriculum provides infants and toddlers with the educational foundation essential for a successful transition to kindergarten. Activities encompass all learning styles and are individualized to help each child progress to his or her personal best.

 

We are committed to:

  • Offering a holistic approach that promotes learning and development through a secure, caring and enriched environment.

  • Developing lifelong relationships and creating family solutions that enhance the quality of life for our children and their families

  • Providing innovative learning products and solutions

 

Our comprehensive Smart Start curriculum includes: 

 

Cognitive Development

  • Saying One's Name

  • Knowing that pictures, symbols, and print have meanings

  • Beginning to familiarize with letters and numbers

  • Begin to participate in saying rhymes and songs

  • Respond and follow to simple questions and directions

  • Show understanding and use of comparative words

  • Recognize Shapes

  • Identify Colors

  • Begin to order objects in series or rows

  • Identify basic concepts about weather, day, and night activities

  • Use concepts that include counting and one-to-one correspondence

 

Physical Development and Health

  • Develop gross motor skills through active play

  • Develop fine motor skills through active play

  • Follow simple safety rules and procedures in group activities

  • Begin to develop ability to cooperate with others

  • Identify body parts and their functions

 

Social and Emotional Development

  • Beginning to express oneself/feelings through gestures, sounds, and eventually words

  • Beginning to show care for others

  • Showing interest on friends by calling their names

  • Learning to play cooperatively with the group

 

Reading and Language

  • Writing big letters of the alphabet

  • Identify some letters of the alphabet

  • Tell one's name and age

  • Respond to simple questions

  • Listening and responding to directions

  • Using appropriate language to situations and to others

  • Repeating rhymes and songs

 

Mathematics

  • Recognition of shapes

  • Identify primary colors

  • Identify positions, lengths, heights

  • Recognize simple patterns

  • Concept of many and few, more or less

  • Counting and writing numbers 1-10

 

Science and Social Studies

  • Knowing myself

  • Knowing my family

  • Telling something about school

  • Identify boy and girl

  • Knowing the body parts

  • Identify community workers

  • Knowing pets, insects, zoo animals

  • Telling the type of weather

  • Knowing healthy foods

 

Physical Development

  • Engage in active play using gross and fine motor skills

  • Follow rules on games and activities

 

Social and Emotional Development

  • Demonstrate independence

  • Demonstrate respect and responsibility for self and others

  • Beginning to share things and taking turns

  • Adapting to rules and routines

  • Showing care and empathy to others

  • Awareness of identity