Cactus Crew (3-4 years)

ENVIRONMENT

  • An exciting room where children are encouraged to actively explore during three hours of free play per day
  • Children continue practicing the structures of group care that will help to ease the transition into kindergarten and the school system
  • The environment is changed to support the lesson plans
  • This room is licensed for up to sixteen children

CURRICULUM

  • Lesson plans consist of activities in social emotional growth, motor skill development, acquisition of language, cognitive development and Christianity
  • Activities are planned using individual time, small groups, large groups, and music and movement
  • An emphasis is placed on the three areas of math concepts: number and operations, spatial relationships and measurements
  • Children are exposed to all areas of development through theme-based units that encourage exploration and curiosity
  • Teachers plan activities to motivate children to engage in writing and encourage and assist children in their writing efforts

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

  • Teachers encourage and welcome parent participation and involvement