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The Monkeys Classroom Welcomes Preschoolers – Ages 3 to 4 years!

Our experienced teachers provide a fun and educational experience within our home-like classroom, where your child will discover how they learn best. Preschool education is an essential step on the path to kindergarten and your preschooler will learn through creative play, constructive centers, daily circle time, hands-on activities and planned cognitive learning experiences. We offer a balance of freedom and instruction!
Our daily circle time is based around our weekly theme where we introduce and review the letter and number of the week, as well as continuing color, shape, and name recognition. We continue cognitive development in group and individual exercises and will teach your child to recognize and write upper case letters and numbers 1 through 15. We practice the development of fine motor skills through writing with a pencil, safe scissor cutting, and drawing and painting independently.
One of the key goals in our preschool program is to enhance social and emotional development. We strive to teach your child a combination of intellectual skills, motivational qualities, and socioemotional skills, and how to properly use them to succeed in school. In this classroom, children are given an increasing sense of independence, while also learning how to relate to others through large-group activities which are an essential part of the day. During our creative play time we use our imagination with action toys, dress-up clothes and food center play. We practice sharing, patience, communicating with peers through language and much more!
We make sure there are plenty of opportunities for discovery, both in and out of the classroom, as well as, a safe, secure, loving environment for your child to grow and learn. Our children are our future, and we want to prepare them for their future with a lifelong love of learning, curiosity, and exploration.

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Why Choose Us?

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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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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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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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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