Explore our Infant room:

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The Bees Classroom Welcomes Ages 6 weeks to 18 months!

At Small Wonders our experienced teachers nurture your child, care for his or her physical needs, maintain a safe environment and involve your baby in a healthy developmental curriculum. Our loving teachers enjoy getting to know each child and their evolving personalities to understand his or her individual needs to ensure a strong positive bond.
Your baby will thrive in our warm, safe and stimulating Infant Room and will receive all of the individual love and attention they need! We personalize care for your baby based on his or her unique schedule, nutritional guidelines, and any other special attention he/she requires. We welcome parents to stop in at any time, including breast feeding mothers who wish to breastfeed their baby during the day. There is also a refrigerator in the infant classroom to
Between the cooing and cuddling, our passionate teachers enjoy guiding your baby into the wonderful world of language and offer endless opportunities for development and discovery.
As your baby enters the second year of life he or she is full of wonder and curiosity, and a bundle of endless energy! We channel that energy into learning and fun! Learning experiences are designed to emphasize your child’s development, rather than specific age, because all children grow and learn at their own pace, and in their own unique way.
On their level, we teach through play to stimulate and encourage creativity and imagination. We provide many opportunities to explore through play, songs, finger plays, interactive reading and sensory activities. Through play, simple daily interactions and learning experiences, we will help your child acquire new language and skills.
Socially, your child will begin to learn how to properly communicate through language and interact with peers, by taking turns, sharing, and being kind to one another. Your child will enjoy being in the company of other children and this interaction will advance their social and emotional development. Our pre-toddler program is a safe, secure, loving environment for your child to grow and learn, and seeing the transformation from baby to toddler is quite amazing!
Choosing a childcare center is one of the most difficult decisions a parent can make. We understand your concerns and we want to make sure you leave our center each day knowing that your baby is happy, healthy, and safe.
 

We now provide infant formula and baby food!

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Why Choose Us?

Small Wonders implements the Creative Curriculum for Preschool created by Diane Trister Dodge, Laura J. Colker, and Cate Heroman. The Creative Curriculum philosophy is based on five fundamental beliefs that are strongly supported by theoretical and empirical research:

  • Constructive, purposeful play is the best vehicle for meaningful learning
  • The development of social competence is a key focus of the preschool years
  • Relationships are the foundation for learning
  • Curriculum and assessment must be linked
  • Families are essential partners in children’s learning.

Our teachers continually strive to provide a stimulating and challenging classroom environment that supports guided, constructive play among peers, providing them with the social competence for their school years. Weekly lesson plans are written by the teachers, reviewed by the Director and posted each week on the classroom Parent Boards. We strongly believe that children learn through play and imagination. Along with using the developmental goals from the Creative Curriculum for each age group, we also use the Pennsylvania Learning Standards for Early Childhood to assist in planning and understanding what competencies children should know and master based on their developmental age.

During the academic year, the teachers observe and document each child’s social,emotional, cognitive and physical development creating a portfolio for each child with samples of their work and documentation of their child’s achievements. Twice a year, the teachers complete progress reports for each child which reviews what we have observed in their growth, areas that we will continue to work on and ways that parents can be involved and help at home.

Parent/Teacher Communication is essential to the success of your child and we look forward to partnering with you!

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At Small Wonders our teachers nurture your child, care for his or her physical needs, maintain a safe environment and involve your child in a healthy developmental curriculum.

All of our staff members are highly trained and skilled teachers dedicated to helping your child reach his or her full potential. We conduct a full pre-hiring assessment to ensure staff quality and highly competent teachers and care staff. We check references and conduct thorough background checks based on state and/or local licensing requirements. This includes fingerprinting and appropriate criminal background checks, as well as verification of educational credentials and references. Candidates who will transport children undergo a thorough driving history check and annual checks.

In addition, all Small Wonders Staff Members:

  •  Are state certified and meet all state child-care requirements
  •  Complete extensive training in our standards and curriculum
  •  Train in-depth on child-care and child-development milestones
  •  Receive ongoing yearly professional development training

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Food

We provide a warm and nutritious lunch with milk, a morning and afternoon snack with juice, infant formula and baby food.

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Tutoring

We do One on One tutoring with each child to provide them with the individual attention and education they deserve.

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