Prepper Care (30-36 Months)
Child Care That Lays the Foundation for Preschool and Beyond
As a Prepper, your child is transitioning from a Twaddler to a preschool student. Chatting with friends increases verbal and social skills. Solving shape puzzles strengthens problem-solving skills, while drawing and painting nurture creativity. Prepper teachers work to foster self-esteem during Learning Center Time and Small Group Experiences. As preparation for moving into our exclusive Tutor Time LifeSmart™ preschool curriculum our Prepper teachers introduce one concept at a time, so your child feels proud, not frustrated.
Learn From The Start Curriculum
A research-based developmental program developed specifically for our Infants, Toddlers and Two's. Unlike other programs, Learn from the Start focuses on key developmental milestones rather than chronological age. In doing so, unique experiences and lessons are designed around your child's needs and emerging skills. Each individual and small group experience will stimulate and expose learning concepts in a fun and engaging way. Your child's teacher will be using specifically designed materials to teach, observe and record your child's learning. Teachers will choose weekly activities that build on emerging skills and introduce new concepts. Our daily routine allows time for small group and individual experiences. Your child will work on those developing social skills when he works with her classmates to create a gourmet lunch in our Pretend Center. He will also have an opportunity to engage his creative side with collaging with glue, paper and natural materials in the Art and Science Center. Teachers will help children build upon early literacy and communication skills by sharing books, singing songs and puppetry.
In the classroom
Our classrooms include areas for exploring, learning, sleeping, eating and diapering that create a safe and empowering environment. The classrooms are also divided into centers that meet your child's need to move, explore, investigate and relax:
- Block and Math Center
- Music and Movement Center
- Pretend Center
Art and Science Center
Language and Literacy Center
- My Space
Whether it's sorting textures or pretending to be a zoo keeper, our teachers give our Prepper's plenty of opportunities to investigate, discover and play in a safe, secure, yet stimulating environment. Because this curriculum recognizes that there are many different ways to be smart, your child will learn to love learning. And that means your Prepper will really be ready for our Tutor Time® LifeSmart™ curriculum.
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The Prepper Pears!
Our Preppers had a great September exploring their new classroom! Miss Christina, Miss Nicole and Miss Lauren have enjoyed getting to know their new class and fallen in love with all the unique personalities! Our Prepper program focuses on the basic developmental areas of early childhood (Language, Cognitive, Social Emotional and Physical), while gently transitioning into more structured Pre-School curriculum. They are already having a blast sharing their stories in there LifeSmart Journals and engaged in hands-on sensory activities everyday. Each morning, they are practicing their colors, shapes and social skills at their Circle Time. They learn to play together, share space and take turns during their Active Investigation time. The Pears are looking forward to all of the great Fall activities we have planned for October! Be sure to stop by or visit either our Photo Gallery or our FaceBook page to see what the children are up to!
Meet Our Staff
Prepper Pear Lead Teacher
Miss Lauren has her Bachelor's degree in human development and family studies and has experience both as a nanny and babysitter. Her hobbies include volunteering, cooking and photography. She enjoys working with children because they always bring a smile to her face and she just loves seeing them explore and learn about life.
Prepper Pear Assistant Teacher
Miss Trish's edcational background includes business school and related college courses. She previously worked with families helping them to adopt children in a private child care center. She has two sons, adopted from Hungary and ten pets. In her spare time, Trish enjoys cooking, singing and relaxing with her family. She enjoys working with children because they are so real, one never knows what they will come out with!
Prepper Pear Assistant Teacher
Danielle is attending St. Joseph's College for speech pathology. She has been a gymnastics teacher and mother's helper. Danielle enjoys dancing, going to the beach, vacations and being with friends and family. "I enjoy working with children because they always know how to put a smile on my face."