The Community: 15 Months to 3 Years
As soon as the child is able to walk well on his own two feet and his hands are free to touch and explore, he is on the road to independence. This environment is prepared to be a social learning community where the trained adult acts as the child's guide while he perfects his coordinated movement, eye-hand coordination and language.
Practical Life Activities, such as setting a table for snack, washing hands, and sewing, are important activities for the child because they give the security of routine daily family life as well as a keen sense of self-confidence. The use of easily manipulated clothing that the child can put on and take off himself encourages toileting and changing clothes independently.
Language materials enrich the child's vocabulary exponentially; by holding and manipulating objects and picture cards, the child gradually moves from the concrete to more abstract representations. Listening to adults read books, joining in singing of songs, as well as everyday verbal communications are all key elements of the Community.
Age Range: 15 months to 3 years
Hours: Monday - Friday
8:30 to 3:30