Our Curriculum

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At the age of 18-24 months, we use the following developmentally appropriate guidelines for achieving educational and developmental milestones. We use themed lesson plans, the Georgia Early Learning Development Standards (GELDS), and ITERS to achieve the appropriate environment and the proper relationship between parents, toddler, and teachers to maximize the child’s ability to achieve these milestones.

Cognitive Skills

  • Imitates rote counting using numbers

  • Uses size words appropriately

  • Begins to predict daily routine

  • Sorts colors and shapes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of simple rules

  • Names basic body parts

Language Skills

  • Listens to and follows simple directions

  • Responds to adult questions with answers

  • Listens to simple stories

  • Uses two-word phrases to communicate

  • Has an expressive vocabulary of 20-25 words

  • Begins using courtesy words (please & thank you)

Social Emotional Skills

  • Says his/her name

  • Self-soothes with minimal adult support

  • Begins to show empathy

  • Engages in parallel play

  • Possessive over items

Physical Development

  • Shows feelings of security with familiar adults

  • Holds writing instrument and scribbles

  • Practices drinking from a small cup

  • Kicks backward and forward

  • Walks upstairs with help

  • Stands on a balance beam

At the age of 24-36 months, we use the following developmentally appropriate guidelines for achieving educational and developmental milestones. We use themed lesson plans, the Georgia Early Learning Development Standards (GELDS), and ITERS to achieve the appropriate environment and the proper relationship between parents, toddlers, and teachers to maximize the child’s ability to achieve these milestones.

Cognitive Skills

  • Comprehends size

  • Understands time sequence (ex: before lunch)

  • Identify shapes and colors

  • Sorts by shapes, size, and colors

  • Counts rote 1-10

  • Attention span is longer

Language Skills

  • Speaks in short sentences

  • Uses plurals

  • Provides appropriate answers to questions

  • Follows two-step directions

  • Recites the alphabet

  • Identifies some letters of the alphabet

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Social Emotional Skills

  • Becomes more independent

  • Begins cooperative play

  • Responds to transitions and changes to schedule/routines

  • Shows awareness of peers personal space and belongings

Physical Development

  • Walks backward

  • Can balance on one foot

  • Walks up and down stairs independently

  • Strings large beads

  • Holds scissors correctly

  • Zips and snaps

At the age of 3-4 years, we use the following developmentally appropriate guidelines for achieving educational and developmental milestones. We use themed lesson plans, the Georgia Early Learning Development Standards (GELDS), and ECERS-3 to achieve the appropriate environment and the proper relationship between parents, preschoolers, and teachers to maximize the child’s ability to achieve these milestones.

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Cognitive Skills

  • Shows curiosity and desire to learn

  • Uses planning in approaching a task

  • Finds more than one solution to a problem

  • Makes comparisons

  • Engages in dramatic play

  • Takes on a pretend role

  • One to one correspondence

  • Understands time, temperature, weather, and weight concepts

Language Skills

  • Recites days of the week

  • Follows directions

  • Uses words to communicate ideas and feelings

  • Participates in group discussions

  • Tells a story in sequence

  • Demonstrates skills in discriminating sounds

Social/Emotional Skills

  • Shows independence in his/her choices

  • Shows affection to familiar adults by using words and actions

  • Recognizes and names the feelings of peers

  • Shows respect for peers personal space and belongings

Physical Development

  • Climbs up and down equipment without falling

  • Catches a ball or beanbag

  • Rides and steers a tricycle

  • Coordinates eye and hand movements

  • Uses scissors properly

  • Holds pencil/crayon properly