2 Day Program: Age 3
Little Wonders 2 day program is developed as an introduction to a preschool setting. Your child will be invited to engage in play in a warm social setting. He or she will learn ways to become more independent at school, and in turn at home. They will learn how to navigate taking turns, sharing toys, and working with other peers. They will practice fine motor skills and gain confidence when using scissors, glue, and drawing tools.
In the 2 day program we sing lots of songs, have an age appropriate circle time, explore art materials each day, and play outdoors. The kids also do math activities, calendar and focus on a letter and letter sound as part of our daily curriculum. The most important aspect of the 2 day class is the exposure to a play based setting where your child can explore materials and meet friends in a friendly and safe environment. This program is on Tuesday and Thursday. Your child must turn three by Nov 30th of the current school year. While potty training isn't mandatory, it's helpful. A small supplemental fee is added to your child's tuition if they are not potty trained.
3 Day Program: Ages 4-5
Little Wonders 3 day program is developed to encourage further learning through play, while getting children ready for the kindergarten environment. Children will have the opportunity to explore materials that focus on helping learn core subjects and skills. Each day we will learn through our interactions and developmental play during centers time. The teachers work with small groups of children to support certain skills and practice working on various tasks.
We do circle time, music, calendar, weather and a short handwriting and letter lesson each day. During centers we explore science materials, sensory play and free expression arts and crafts. The goal with the 3 day program is to learn important social skills that get us ready for kindergarten and every day interactions. We also aim to learn how to write our names, have a basic understanding of how to write each letter, recognize the letter sounds, and count up to 30, among other math concepts.