The Developmental Continuum
The Developmental Continuum of the Experience Early Learning Skills is a research-based continuum of 36 skills that indicate child development and learning. Each skill has up to three measurable learning goals. For each goal, the continuum outlines benchmark levels for children starting from birth. The Developmental Continuum of the Experience Early Learning Skills is a sequenced progression. Children progress at varying rates based on individual development and needs.
Every activity and project integrate 2-3 skills from the domains of learning. The domains in which we focus in every classroom starting with our infants include the following: Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development, Language and Literacy Development, Mathematics and Reasoning Development, Social Studies Development, Science Development, Creative Development, and Second Language Acquisition Development.
Using the Developmental Continuum of Skills this will allow us to use the same skills but set different goals to individualize a plan for each child starting at step one and climbing up the stair case to step five.
Students will use this skill by expressing preferences, taking responsibility, Identifying and managing feelings, maintain attention, and building positive relationships.
Students will use this skill by building strength and balance, coordinating large movements, controlling small movements, using drawing / writing skills, and demonstrate safe practices.
Students will use this skill by comprehending spoken language, following verbal directions, building vocabulary, demonstrating print knowledge, identifying letters and words, and Identifying rhymes and alliteration.
Students will use this skill by understanding operations, identifying shapes, determining object location, flips and rotates objects, matches, sorts and charts.
Students will use this skill by exploring cultures and traditions, respecting diversity, understanding concepts of trade, and using maps.
Students will use this skill by observing and experiments, classifying organisms, identify weather and climates, exploring the ecosystem, and exploring technology.
Students will use this skill by developing rhythm and tone, expressing through music, developing dance and movement techniques, developing artistic techniques, participating in dramatic play, and using and creating props.
Before and After School / Summer Program
The Before and After School care program will assist with homework, and will offer a stimulated learning environment that will encourage our children to embrace on the next benchmark on their individualized staircase.
Our Summer Program offers indoor and outdoor activities, plus opportunities for fun, friendships, and exploration. Our teachers work collaboratively to develop a fun curriculum that takes advantage of all that the summer should offer. Our children will use playgrounds, the surrounding communities, and special visitors as an extension of the camp, helping children to discover science, explore nature, and engage in the creative arts, while learning about the massive opportunities in the world around them.