Our infant program offers each child as much one-on-one attention, nurturing and care as possible. Our infants are exposed to stimulating age-appropriate toys and activities. Indoors, from the time an infant is able to walk, he or she begins to rotate from theme room to theme room. Outdoors, we feature a fenced-in play area exclusively for the use of our infants and transitioners.
Toddlers and Preschoolers
Our educational program begins with the toddlers and is organized around age-appropriate weekly themes. From September to December we emphasize creativity, the development of fine motor coordination and social skills. We focus on learning about ourselves, others, and the world around us. Our social curriculum enables the children to smoothly transition into the hands-on academic portion of our programs.
Typical weekly themes during the fall are: Friends and Getting Acquainted, The Fall Season, Halloween, Transportation, Community Helpers, Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season. November is a family oriented time of year, so that month we concentrate on families, the different types of homes, the means of traveling to visit loved ones, and the celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday. Your child’s activities are designed to reinforce these themes.
From January to June we implement our academic curriculum. During these months we emphasize, through hands-on activities, preparing the 2 and 3-year-olds for the following year’s social and academic curriculum and the 4 year olds for the social and academic portion of Kindergarten.
Your child may experience the chemical changes that occur when cooking, witness the stages of transformation as caterpillars turn into butterflies, experience the math concepts that take place through play in the sand and water table, strengthen his or her gross motor skills with dance and exercise, expand language skills by creating and sharing stories, participating in role-play, staging puppet shows, listening to story time and reading books, as well as using our computer facilities to reinforce their other activities such as developing reading readiness skills.
Country Park is outdoor-oriented. Our daily activities take place outdoors whenever possible. When outside, we rotate from theme village to theme village, taking advantage of our large outdoor activity area. Afternoon enrichment, offered at no additional charge, includes Tae Kwon Do, Dance Exclusive with David De Marie, Spanish & American Sign Language and World Cooking Class.
Verbal expression is vital in helping your child better understand his or her emotions and feelings as he or she prepares for kindergarten. We encourage our children to use "their words" to express themselves. Of course, children understand these ideas best when they are performed on a regular basis; they are best accepted when the lessons are reinforced with encouragement and guidance at home.
After School and Summer Program