Nana’s House Childcare and Learning Center has current weekly lesson plans that are age appropriate for the developmental needs of each child in our center. Below you will see some highlights for each age group
Nana’s House Childcare and Learning Center has current weekly lesson plans that are age appropriate for the developmental needs of each child in our center. Below you will see some highlights for each age group.
We believe that children learn and develop at their own pace. We provide educational opportunities through play in our learning interest center to provide each child with teachable moments. We have planned themes for our lesson plans and provide enrichments to each center for optimal learning potential. Our curriculum is geared towards having all children ready for kindergarten, as well as, provide our school age children with learning activities.
Infant and Toddler Program
(Zero, One, and Two Year Olds)
- Each child is assigned a primary staff member.
- Not left for more than 30 minutes while awake in playpens, swings, high chairs, or stationary activity centers; and provided opportunities to play freely on a clean, safe floor.
- Staff provide frequent stimulation in a variety of ways including talking to, playing with, and holding and rocking children.
- Language development is encouraged by staff members through individual interaction with each child, for example, singing, talking, reacting to the child’s sounds, naming objects, describing events, reading stories, and playing musical games.
- Infants and toddlers spend time outdoors daily when weather permits.
- For awake infants who cannot move about the room, the staff shall hold, rock and/or carry the child frequently to change the place and position of the child and the selection of toys available.
- Caregivers communicate and interact with children at the child’s eye level as they feed, change, and cuddle them.
- Potty Training
- Toys that children have placed in their mouths or that are otherwise contaminated shall be cleaned and sanitized before being reused.
(Three, Four, and Five Year Olds)
- Staff shall plan and provide experiences that meet children’s needs and stimulate learning in all developmental areas, including physical, social, emotional,and cognitive, regardless of gender.
- The center has current weekly lesson plans appropriate for the developmental needs of each group of children.
- Each child is viewed by staff as a unique person with an individual pattern of growth and development.
- The center has a variety of learning areas, for example, areas for dramatic play, blocks, books, art, and science.
- Children are provided opportunities to work individually or in small, informal groups most of the day and permitted to choose staff-directed or self-selected activities or not to participate.
- Television and videos, if used, are age-appropriate and used with discretion and selectivity.
School Age Program
- The program is designed to provide a balance of activities that includes: opportunities for alternating periods of indoor and outdoor play, weather permitting; alternating periods of quiet and active play.
- A balance of large muscle and small muscle activities; more than one option for an activity, including individual, small group, or large group, for children most of the day.
- A variety of developmentally and age-appropriate activities and materials.
For All Ages
- Stretching, yoga, and breathing exercise’s.
- Quiet time in our library with book of choice.
- Computer Lab
- Learning, educational, and age appropriate entertainment websites.