Teacher-to-Child Ratio

The teacher-to-child ratio meets widely recognized national standards of quality as defined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Department of Early Learning.

Group

Age

Minimum

Staff-to-Child Ratio

Maximum Number of

Children Per Room

Toddler

(Teddy Bear Room)

15 months to 2 years

1:5

15

Twos

(Dolphin Room)

2 years to 3 years

1:8

16

Preschool

(Butterfly Room)

3 years to 4 years

1:10

20

 

Preschool/Pre-K

(Penguin Room)

 3 years to 5 years

1:10

16

Pre-K

(Busy Bee Room)

 4 years to 5 years

1:10

20

Curriculum

Teddy Bear Room (ages 15 months-2 years)

Staff

  • Kathy Rodriguez, Lead/Child Development Supervisor
  • Rosa Arevalo, Child Development Associate

The curriculum in the Teddy Bear Room is based on The Creative Curriculum. It consists of art activities, group story time, play activities, and small group time that promotes the physical, cognitive and social development of our toddlers and fosters a life-long love of learning. As children progress through the year, potty training becomes an integral part of the learning process.

Dolphin Room (ages 2-3 years)

Staff

  • Boriana Tzanova, Child Development Associate
  • Kylie Lusting, Child Development Associate

We believe that children learn best through play, so we have adapted Piaget's theory. Children in the Dolphin Room explore their classroom and outside environment as they like. There are objectives that we complete monthly, such as learning colors and shapes. Part of our daily routine of circle/group time is learning about the calendar and weather as well as reading books related to activities and art projects and name recognition.

Butterfly Room (ages 3-4 years)

Staff

  • Rebecca Shin, Lead/Child Development Supervisor
  • Tanisha Philips, Child Care Assistant                                                                                                          

Children in the Butterfly Room explore the concept of emotional development, social development, physical development (gross and fine motor skills), cognitive development (concept, oral and written language and reading readiness), science, math, art, music, and movement. Children are encouraged to learn these concepts at their own pace. We provide hands-on materials, songs, and games for children to challenge themselves to achieve and master age-appropriate skills. Children are assessed through observation and work samples.

Penguin Room (ages 3-5 years)

Staff

  • Ada Miranda, Lead/Child Development Supervisor

The curriculum in the Penguin Room is for pre-kindergarten-age children who have become more independent as they reach developmental milestones. Lessons introduced through play, finger play, songs, readings, classroom learning centers, and technology help children develop process skills and grow in curricular areas such as fine arts, literacy, mathematics, music, nutrition, physical education, social studies, science, and social/emotional health. Activities feature a different theme each month along with added concepts and field trips.

Busy Bee Room (ages 4-5 years)

Staff

  • Heather Markham, Lead/Child Development Supervisor
  • Lucia Ocampo, Child Development Associate
     

Pre-kindergarten children learn and participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor educational activities in the curricular areas of language arts, mathematics, science, social/emotional health, physical education, technology, music, and creative arts. They will participate in projects and activities by reading books, retelling stories, singing songs, play drama, counting, writing, reading, drawing, painting, dancing, etc. Children explore and investigate materials by touching, smelling, seeing, and hearing. Children learn how to cooperate in a classroom community by sharing and respecting others.