Thursday, October 18, 2018

Bring on the cooler weather! To celebrate Fall's final arrival we had "Dress Like a Scarecrow Day!" We were so excited to see everyone dress like a scarecrow! Check out some of the cutest scarecrows below:

Friday, October 12, 2018

Room on the Broom

Preschool One had a great time exploring the Halloween book "Room on the Broom". After their stories Mr. Sean and his friends created a fun and spooky Halloween experiment with small witches cauldrons. Check out all the fun they had.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Reading with Infants

You may wonder about the benefits of reading to your baby. An infant won't understand everything you're doing or why. But reading aloud to your baby is a wonderful shared activity you can continue for years to come — and it's an important form of stimulation.
Reading aloud:
  • teaches a baby about communication
  • introduces concepts such as numbers, letters, colors, and shapes in a fun way
  • builds listening, memory, and vocabulary skills
  • gives babies information about the world around them
Believe it or not, by the time babies reach their first birthday they will have learned all the sounds needed to speak their native language. The more stories you read aloud, the more words your child will be exposed to and the better he or she will be able to talk.
Hearing words helps to build a rich network of words in a baby's brain. Kids whose parents frequently talk/read to them know more words by age 2 than children who have not been read to. And kids who are read to during their early years are more likely to learn to read at the right time.
When you read, your child hears you using many different emotions and expressive sounds, which fosters social and emotional development. Reading also invites your baby to look, point, touch, and answer questions — all of which promote social development and thinking skills. And your baby improves language skills by imitating sounds, recognizing pictures, and learning words.
But perhaps the most important reason to read aloud is that it makes a connection between the things your baby loves the most — your voice and closeness to you — and books. Spending time reading to your baby shows that reading is a skill worth learning. And, if infants and children are read to often with joy, excitement, and closeness, they begin to associate books with happiness — and budding readers are created.
Check out our story time in Infant 3...

Open House 2018

We want to thank everyone who came out to our open house. This was a great time to come in and take a look at what our program offers. Our educators were also able to talk one on one to parents about progress reports and share their goals for the school year.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Grandparents Day Social

We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate the grandparents in our school family.  They were able to sit down and enjoy sandwiches and a special sweet treat. After eating there were able to create a sweet keepsake handprint craft to remember this special day. Stories were read and laughter was heard and we couldn't have been happier to end the day just like that.

All about Me

We are kicking off our first Frog Street theme with All About Me. Each child was sent home with a bag to fill and decorate with items that describe them. This was a great activity to help bridge home and school together. Take a look at some of our friends showing their class what they brought from home.