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ACP is open Monday-Friday from 7:30am to 5:30pm and is closed in observance of the following holidays:
We stimulate this age group through music, exercise, singing, talking, holding and playing with them. This area provides a safe space for young children to explore. The area consists of a soft rug, mirrors, sensory tables, great books, and baskets filled with soft toys. Space for infants who are under the age of 24 months are limited and fill up quickly. Infants with siblings 2-6 years old are given a priority for entrance into our program if both are enrolling together or if the older sibling is already enrolled.
Children are separated during certain times of the day so that we can offer developmentally age appropriate activities to each group. We incorporate the Creative Curriculum into our daily program for older toddlers and preschoolers. We talk to them, ask them questions, and answer questions that they may have to help them build their vocabulary, express their ideas and share their feelings. The Creative Curriculum focuses on teaching strategies that incorporate learning into every aspect of the child's environment. For more information about the Creative Curriculum visit their website at www.teachingstrategies.com. Our school year goes from mid September to mid June. After that we move into our summer program. Children are provided hands on experience throughout the day.
We do have a schedule that we follow. The schedule helps children know what is coming next which allows them to think ahead about their day. The daily schedule serves as a guide, but may change due to weather, mood of the children, or a new activity that the teacher wants to present to the children. Click here to see our daily schedule which is also posted inside the facility.
As with the school year we have a very interactive summer program. When the weather is not too hot, we spend most of our time outside gardening, bug hunting, water painting, backyard toy car and bike wash, running under the sprinkler, picnics, nature walks and more. Our summer program schedule is created around themes like sports week, dinosaur week, explore week, Luau week, etc. The kiddos have such a blast!!!