Building Block's preschool program helps children develop social skills and independence as they hone their motor skills and cognitive learning. They are urged to imagine, wonder, and explore. The preschool curriculum is designed to expand creativity, critical thinking, and social skills. Preschool classes will have show and tell related to the week’s lesson.
The days are filled with art time, physical activities, independent learning, group work, meals, and fun and games. Teachers conduct lessons in alphabet (recognition & sounds), counting, basic shapes, and colors.
ACTIVITIES & LEARNING
We work with each child and tailor programs that cater to his or her social and developmental needs. Preschool adds more structure to the child’s daily routine; however, our teachers still approach the day with affection and compassion first and foremost. Activities include language arts, math, songs, games, arts and crafts, free play, etc. The curriculum introduces advanced and inspiring activities that kick start your child's education path.
Teachers will assist with potty training and encouragement.
We believe that children need a balance of activities that include large motor and active play as well as structured quiet time. Our program includes a quiet time for all children PreK and younger. All children through pre-K will receive a quiet time each day for a specified length of time. This will be established by their flexible schedule posted in that respective classroom.
MEALS AND SNACKS
Our meal and snack service consists of a breakfast, a hot lunch, and a PM snack. All food served will be nutritious and healthy. Each child will be encouraged to eat what is prepared and to try new items as introduced. Please alert our staff of any food allergies or food restrictions as we want to accommodate and respect individual preferences.
Toilet training is best accomplished with the cooperation of teachers, parents and children. Children learn toileting skills through consistent positive encouragement from adults and home and at the center. Toilet Training usually begins around 2 years of age. When a child shows an interest in toilet training, the child will be encouraged to begin toilet training. it is important for parents and teachers to communicate together on potty training and work in a consistent manner.
Each child will begin at a different time and progress at a different rate. The director and staff are available as a resource to answer any questions about your child’s toilet training progress at Building Blocks. Several complete changes of clothes should be kept on-center during this process.