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Imagine That uses theme-based scholastic curriculum Learning Through Play that encourages children to think, reason, question and problem solve. Interactive learning centers include math experiences, science exploration, creative art, music and movement, dramatic play, and language fundamentals. We provide a balance of child-directed and teacher-directed activities.
The One Year Old Class focuses on helping children learn to socialize and interact with each other. Lesson plans include shapes, colors and comparison skills using art, science and discovery. Toddlers enjoy hands-on learning through a variety of sensory activities.
Teacher/child ratio is 1:5
The Two Years Old Class introduces 2 years old to letters, numbers, colors and shapes. Lesson plans include language development, learning the alphabet, recognizing numbers and learning to count. Learning Centers use blocks, puzzles, creative art, and books. At this stage, toddlers are becoming more independent and our teachers promote practicing life skills like hand washing, picking up toys and sharing with friends.
Teacher/child ratio is 1:6
In our Three Years Old Preschool Class children are introduced to cognitive skills and practice making decisions. Science and discovery activities stimulate curiosity as the children learn valuable lessons about themselves and the world around them. Art and music activities encourage individual expression. Lesson plans include music and movement, creative art, story time, and writing. We will introduce Letterland, a wonderful and unique phonics program designed to familiarize the children with reading, writing and spelling. Theme-related projects introduce them to the seasons of the year.
Teacher/child ratio is 1:7
In the Four Years Old Class the focus is placed on language arts and math fundamentals to promote excitement about learning new concepts. For these active learners our lesson plans are filled with activities to help each child grow socially, intellectually and physically. Language development includes story time and puppet play to enrich their imaginations and teach listening and verbal interaction in the group setting. We continue to use the phonics program, Letterland, at a more advanced level. The children will start to write sentences as well as words. In math, they will go beyond just counting and learn to group, graph, and recognize patterns. These children will turn four years old between September 1-January 3.
Teacher/child ratio is 1:10
Our Kindergarten Prep Class for children who turn 4 by August 31, promotes cooperative play to learn problem solving through lesson plans that teach the children to use independent reasoning and develop manners and social skills. Our teachers introduce the structure of a classroom setting and concentrate on early reading and math skills. Language lessons include story time followed by content questions. Phonics and writing are stressed. In math, adding and subtracting are introduced along with graphing, grouping, sorting and comparisons. In Science and Discovery, they will learn about animals, the earth and outer space, the weather, magnets and magnifying glasses, and the five senses. Social studies teach the children about their community and different cultures.
Teacher/child ratio is 1:12 with maximum group size of 20 children and 2 teachers.
We provide a morning snack. Parents provide lunches that are peanut and tree nut free. The list of tree nuts is quite extensive. Some common varieties include almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, coconuts, pecans, and walnuts. Some of the less common varieties include shea nuts, ginko nuts, heart nuts, etc. If in doubt please discuss the matter with your child's teacher to find an acceptable solution. Compliance with this request will be appreciated and will provide a safer learning environment for our students with this type of food allergy.