Fledglings (30 Months to 4 Years)
At this age children are lively, imaginative and playful. This is the age where children begin to ask hundreds of questions like:
Where do I come from? What will I be like when I grow up?
Why is the moon following me? Your child's motor skills, language, logical thinking, and social development change dramatically.
Our main goal is to provide encouragement, support and access to play-based activities that enable the child to master early literacy, math,
science, and social studies concepts accompanied by arts, music, dance and other enrichment activities.
In this class, we build on the skills attained at the toddler class and begin to focus closely on preparing the children for Pre-K.
With a strong focus on core subjects of math, and literacy we also emphasize social and motor skills.
Our indoor and outdoor playgrounds allow the kids to run around, be free from structure, and just be kids!
By the end of the school year, your child will have grasped and enhanced the following core skills
(see also our sample daily schedule below and monthly themes tab)
- Identify sizes “big, medium, small”
- Compare the quantity of a group of objects ” more, less and one”
- Develop increasing ability to count in sequence from 1-50
- Recognize numbers from 1-10
- Understand the concept of sequence
- Recognize patterns
- Duplicate and extends patterns
- Create pattern
- Sort and classify objects into groups that have the same use
- Matches, sort and regroup objects according to one or more characteristics
- Understand basic concepts of time, such as "now," "soon," and "late."
- Identify colors
- Complete a six- to eight-piece puzzle.
- Recognize and name shapes: circles, squares, rectangles, and triangles
- Increase vocabulary
- Represent feelings and ideas
- Re-tell simple stories in sequence
- Understand most of what is said and follow directions with at least one step.
- Understand direction words like “up,” “down,” “left,” and “right.”
- Speak in complete sentences of four or more words.
- Talk easily without stuttering or repeating words or syllables.
- Say or sing familiar songs or nursery rhymes.
- Correctly name colors, people, objects, and categories of objects.
- Speak clearly enough that strangers can understand.
- Use the pronouns “I,” “you,” and “me” correctly
- Walk a straight line
- Throw a ball
- Paste objects
- Button and zip a garment
- Builds with blocks
- Completes simple puzzles
- Draw and color beyond a simple scribble
- Control pencil and crayon well
- Cut simple shapes with scissors (handles scissors well)
- Understand literacy concepts that words are made of letters, and sentences are made of words.
- Make simple predictions and comments about a story being read.
- Pretend to read easy or predictable books or tries to read along during his/her favorite part of story.
- Repeat a simple story after hearing it.
- Hold books and turn pages in books from front to back; understand that books are for reading.
- Say and point to at least 10 letters of the alphabet
- Match a letter with the beginning sound of a word
- Recognize words or signs he sees often
- Express ideas and stories through pictures or scribbling they draw
- Develop the ability to form basic strokes smoothly, such as lines and circles.
- Proper way to hold a pen and pencil
- Use pencils, crayons, and markers for drawing and writing.
- Improve fine motor skills through manipulating play
- Successfully attempt to write some of the alphabet letters
- Practicing positive social behaviors
- Get along well with other children
- Recognize authority
- Share with others
- Express creativity through art and music
- Develop imagination
- Talks easily
- Able to stay on task
- Help with chores
- Able to work independently.
- Develop a good habits in health care and nutrition
Our Sample Daily Schedule
|8:00 am to 9:00 am
|9:00 am to 9:30 am
|9:30 am to 10:00 am
|10:00 am to 10:30 am
|10:30 am to 11:00 am
||Reinforce learned concepts
|11:00 am to 11:30 am
||Spanish lessons and projects in Spanish
|11:30 am to 12:00 pm
||PE / Yoga
|12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
|1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
|2:30 pm to 3:15 pm
||Music / ART
|3:15 pm to 3:30 pm
|3:30 pm to 3:45 pm
||Phonics / Reading
|3:45 pm to 4:00 pm
|4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
||Science / Science Projects
|4:30 pm to 5:00 pm
||Small muscle Dev / Writing
|5:00 pm to 5:30 pm
||Water play / play to reinforce learned concepts
|5:30 pm to 6:00 pm
|6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
||Free Play in Gym or outdoors