A child’s feeling of independence and social interaction with others is what the under graduate room is all about. Our undergraduate program revolves around the children learning to help themselves and getting along with others.
During the course of the day, children are encouraged to make choices for themselves, cooperate with others as well as listen and follow directions. During the course of the program the classroom teachers lead the children in small and large group activities, such as movement, read-a-loud stories, circle time and art activities. The children are encouraged to make friends, share and communicate with their classmates. The children are also prompted to use the bathroom on their own, although assistance is given if necessary.
In preparation for the VPK classroom, the 3 year olds work on their hand writing skills, colors, shapes, letters and numbers daily. This also gives each teacher the opportunity to work one-on-one with each student.
We use MyKidzDay. It is a free program for parents for children in our Toddlers, Twos and Preschool classrooms. Parents can download the free app. They will receive a user ID and password once they register their child. Parents can get daily info on their child, how they ate (breakfast, lunch, snack), how they napped, diaper changes, activities, pictures, etc.