Older Preschool Program
About the Program
At World Around Us Child Care, we have two preschool classrooms – one for children 2-3 years of age, and the second for 3-4 year-olds. The older preschool class (3-4 years of age) has a teacher to child ratio of 1:10.
The goal of each classroom is to prepare your child for Kindergarten. Our teachers work in conjunction with the local Kindergarten teachers to create a similar atmosphere that will align closely with the philosophies of the area schools. We set up our classroom with the Word Wall, morning greetings, and other learning aids that are similar to typical Kindergarten classrooms. We want your child to learn in the same surroundings as their future kindergarten classroom! Over the years, we have seen that this eases the transition from preschool to kindergarten.
The goals for your preschoolers are:
To develop a positive self-concept, to value one's self as a unique individual, to attain competency in dealing with emotions, and to become increasingly self-reliant.
To develop satisfying social skills.
To grow in effectiveness in communication skills, both verbal and nonverbal.
To grow in knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the aesthetic world and to use creative arts as a means to self-expression and forming thoughts.
To experience math and beginning number concepts.
Our Preschool Curriculum
Here at World Around Us, we use The Creative Curriculum. It includes early literacy and pre-writing skills, letters, number, shapes, colors, days of the week, months of the year, and much more. It also includes an assessment component that allows the teachers to monitor your child’s growth and his/her strengths and areas for improvement. This assessment allows the teachers to be able to tailor the curriculum to your child’s special needs!
Daily Parent Communication
We’re passionate about facilitating full communication between parents and our team of teachers. Two-way communication at this age really supports consistency for your child. In order to do this, we maintain daily sheets for each child which allow us to document information about your child's day and note changes of behavior or diet as they occur.
Nutritious and Healthy Diet
Here at World Around Us Child Care, we always strive to ensure a healthy and balanced diet. Our in-house cook, Linda, prepares and serves two meals a day (breakfast and lunch), as well as afternoon snacks accommodating everyone's needs. We are able to offer substitutions if necessary. We focus on buying high quality products and follow USDA food & nutrition guidelines when it comes to creating the weekly changing menu. View our latest one here!
We encourage children to sample new foods and to at least taste what is being served. However, we allow the child to choose how much or little they want to eat in accordance with USDA recommended portions.
We are more than happy to chat with you about specific requests you might have due to allergies or intolerances, religious or cultural reasons, or special dietary needs.
State-of-the-art Security System
In order to make sure that your child is under constant supervision and to maintain a safe environment, we have installed a state-of-the-art camera security system which keeps track of every move of your child throughout the day in and around our facility. The camera footage is monitored by our staff at the front desk and in the office.