INFANT / TODDLER
Our nursery offers an excellent setting for children six weeks through twenty-four months. We welcome our littlest learners into a gentle, nurturing environment where each child is respected and valued as a growing individual.
Our nursery has been designed with infant safety and comfort in mind allowing infants to move naturally and freely. Within this safe environment, we strive to achieve the perfect balance between adult interaction and dependent exploration.
The enriching setting provides stimulating experiences and materials necessary for the progression through significant developmental stages. Our curriculum challenges little ones to explore and discover, build strength, coordination skills, and confidence.
Through daily communication, photographic displays, and their child’s journal, parents are always included in everyday moments and developmental milestones. From first tactile awareness to first steps, to fundamental language skills, the joys of a child’s accomplishments are recognized and celebrated.
This classroom is designed for active toddlers with many sensory oriented activities offered to help them to foster inquisitive minds and essential gross motor skills. We also introduce creative arts through many mediums, and expressive arts through dramatic play to help them build social skills through fun playful interactions with peers and teachers. Building with manipulative toys helps them to develop problem solving techniques for future use.
Physical exercise is important in their development and we offer this both outside on our new toddler playground, and inside through dance, music and movement. Children in this classroom learn the beginning ideas of gardening and where their food comes from.
We fill each day with love, excitement and a chance to grow in a positive learning environment.
New Discoveries is happy to assist toddlers and partner with parents to encourage potty training. Our infant and toddler rooms are equipped with toilets. The toddler room has a child size toilet to make potty training fun, easy and convenient. With patience, consistency, routine, and gentle reminders, your child will have opportunity for success!
At New Discoveries, we believe that a child should have a healthy balance of both play and fun academic learning. Play is a child’s work. Parents aren't forced to choose between protecting a child's play time and making sure she/he is ready for kindergarten. Our primary goal at New Discoveries is for each child to grow in skill, understanding, and confidence and to experience the joy and adventure of learning!
Our preschool class encourages
relationships, hands-on exploration, and celebration of the natural world.
Children enrolled in our full-day program have an active preschool morning with Zoo-Phonics, a fun interactive curriculum, followed by a wholesome lunch and rest time. Whether it is an activity expanding on the morning’s learning or a special project developing from the children’s interests, afternoons provide extra time for enhanced and emergent curriculum.