ENRICHMENT

Enrichment Activities - Fall 2018

Finding ways to increase knowledge and elicit new ways of thinking is an integral part of our early childhood education program.  We have developed an exciting Enrichment Activity Program that brings working professionals and members of our staff into classrooms to share and teach a wide variety of fundamental activities.  Watch the playlist below to see videos of the enrichment activities that we offer for infants through pre-kindergarten children.

 

MUSIC

We learn so much when we listen to music.  It inspires creative movement, calms at rest time and fosters listening skills.  Through music, children can learn about patterns.  Through singing, children can learn rhymes and new vocabulary.

 

SPANISH

Come explore and learn the Spanish language with us!  Through organized activities conducted in Spanish, children will learn fundamental concepts, including colors, numbers, sports, and animals, of this unique language.  Spanish language learners will find the classroom setting and activities to be musical, enriching, and hands-on.

 

SIGN LANGUAGE

Our sign language program starts with our very youngest and goes through our oldest classes.  Children learn signs through singing, storytelling, art, and music.  Teachers also learn signs to use with the children on a daily basis.  A letter will go home with each family to reinforce these signs with your children.  There are many benefits to sign language including a larger vocabulary, becoming better readers, increasing their IQ, speaking earlier and experiencing less frustration.

 

 

GROSS MOTOR & MOVEMENT

Children get the chance to move around while learning about their body.  This enrichment activity will concentrate on the locomotor skills that involve moving the body from one point to another and the manipulative skills that involve moving objects with their hands and feet.  These skills are not automatic and thus will be taught and reinforced through a variety of games and activities.  This is taught in a fun and exciting way to give children a love of exercise and movement! 

 

ADDITIONAL ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

This year we are introducing STEM enrichment class for our preschool aged children.  They will have hands on experiences to engage in STEM activities.  Children will learn cause and effect, technology as tools, building tall and stable towers and have an introduction to everyday math. 

Gardening

Children curious, like to learn by doing, and love to play in the dirt. Working in a garden, a child can experience the satisfaction that comes from caring for something overtime, while observing the cycle of life firsthand.

Creative Movement & Dance

Creative movement allows children to move. It increases their language and math skills as well as gives awareness to their bodies and the space around them. Children will use their listening skills, creativity and self expression while having a good time.