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Early Childhood Full Day Programs

Infants  |  Young Toddlers  |  Older Toddlers  |  Preschool  |  Older Preschool

Infants

All of our full day programs are located at the Community Campus in Portsmouth (view Google map).

 


 

Infants

8 weeks to 1 year old
7:30am – 5:30pm

In our bright, cozy, nationally accredited Infant Room, our teachers will lavish your baby with love and attention, and take great care to forge a tender bond of trust with her. We work with you to create an individualized schedule for your infant and ensure that her transition from home to classroom is always a smooth one.

The Creative Curriculum® system is strategically used by our teachers to design stimulating activities which help your baby get a head start on the cognitive building blocks that are essential for a lifetime of learning. During the day she will explore her world using her five senses, develop language and communication skills, interact with her peers, and work on gross motor skills such as crawling, climbing, and pulling herself up. Weather permitting, she will be able to visit the attached playground or join her peers in taking a stroll around our beautiful campus in specially-designed buggies.

Teachers share the details of your baby's day at pickup, and you will be invited to schedule a parent/teacher conference twice a year to discuss her progress in detail.

Infants

 


 

Young Toddlers

1 year to 2 years old
7:30am – 5:30pm

Our young toddler teachers are experts at directing your child’s endless curiosity and energy into learning experiences that form the foundation for lifelong learning skills. Our nationally accredited Young Toddler Classrooms are filled with books, musical instruments, dramatic play equipment, and other toys especially designed to promote multisensory learning.

Activities drawn from the Creative Curriculum® system will help your child refine important skills such as matching and sorting, hand-eye coordination, cooperation, creativity, and communication. Our teachers will gently encourage her to join in small group activities and routines. She will also be able to play in our soft indoor gym or spend time outside on our playground, in an outdoor classroom, or exploring our beautiful natural campus in specially-designed buggies.

Our teachers follow the Creative Curriculum® system to regularly monitor and nurture your young toddler’s personal development. Teachers will share the details of your young toddler's day at pickup, and you will also be invited to schedule a parent/teacher conference twice a year to discuss her progress in detail.

Young Toddlers

 


 

Older Toddlers

2 years to 3.5 years old
7:30am - 5:30pm

In our nationally accredited Older Toddler Classrooms, our teachers use small group activities and positive guidance techniques to foster a sense of success, independence, and belonging in your child. In order to stimulate her curiosity, educational equipment and units such as Kindness, Dr. Seuss, and Construction Zone rotate frequently.

Activities are planned using the Creative Curriculum® / Teaching Strategies Gold® system, and are strategically selected to help her reach key milestones in language, science, math, and social/emotional development.

Our teachers follow guidelines to regularly monitor and nurture your toddler’s personal development. Teachers will share the details of your toddler's day at pickup, and you will be invited to schedule a parent/teacher conference twice a year to discuss her progress in detail.

During the day your child will have opportunities to play in our soft indoor gym or spend time enjoying outdoor activities on four acres of natural land including our toddler playground, outdoor classrooms, raised gardens, and walking and fitness trails.

Older Toddlers

 


 

Preschool

3 years - 4.5 years old
7:30am - 5:30pm

Our preschool teachers know how to use your child’s personal interests, new sense of autonomy, and increased attention span to help him grow into a confident and enthusiastic lifelong learner.

Our nationally accredited Preschool Rooms prepare your child for school success while focusing on key language, science, math, and social/emotional milestones as established by the Creative Curriculum® / Teaching Strategies Gold® system. Our teachers follow guidelines to regularly monitor and nurture your preschooler’s personal development. Teachers will share the details of your preschooler's day at pickup, and you will also be invited to schedule a parent/teacher conference twice a year to discuss his progress in detail.

No matter what your child’s stage of development, teachers expertly weave his interests into the curriculum to ensure that he feels included and is engaged with the lessons. Learning units change regularly and can cover animals, gardening, or cooking. Large group, small group, and individualized activities will encourage your child to collaborate with his peers, and teachers use positive guidance and other strategies to help him resolve conflicts and manage his emotions.

Your child will be able to play in our soft indoor gym or spend time enjoying outdoor activities on four acres of beautiful natural land including our main playground, outdoor classrooms, raised gardens, and walking and fitness trails.

 

Preschool

 


 

Older Preschool

4.5 years - 6 years old
7:30am - 5:30pm

Our nationally accredited Older Preschool Program prepares your child for an easy transition to kindergarten, school, and beyond.

Older preschool activities aim for the highest milestones in language, science, math, and social/emotional development, as established by the Creative Curriculum® / Teaching Strategies Gold® system. Our teachers follow guidelines to regularly monitor and nurture your preschooler’s personal development. Teachers will share the details of your child's day at pickup, and you will also be invited to schedule a parent/teacher conference twice a year to discuss his progress in detail.

No matter what his stage of development, our teachers expertly weave your child’s interests into daily activities to spark his curiosity and engagement with the material. Units rotate regularly and keep learning fun, covering topics such as famous artists, the ocean and camping. Large group, small group, and individualized activities will help him form healthy relationships with peers, and teachers use positive guidance and other strategies to resolve conflicts.

Your child will have opportunities to play in our soft indoor gym or spend time enjoying outdoor activities on four acres of natural land including our main playground, outdoor classrooms, raised gardens, and beautiful walking and fitness trails.

Older Preschoolers