Toddlers are always on the move, excited about exploring the world around them. Early Learners at Wanda's Little Hands understands the curiosity and readiness of toddlers and creates a challenging but child friendly day to fulfill these needs.
Early Learners at Wanda's Little Hands grow along with your child by building on previous knowledge and skills that are essential to helping your child develop.
Hands-on projects, designed to stimulate the toddler mind
A structured learning plan, designed to meet your child's developmental needs
Problem solving challenges and puzzles
A fun, safe play environment filled with science, math, language, drama, music, and art
Daily reports for you on the progress of your child; including updates on sleeping, toileting, and mealtime habits
Individualized attention to every child, to maximize personal growth
Lots of smiles, hugs, and praise.
Our program helps to strengthen all aspects of your growing toddlers development
Stories & Songs - exciting stories and an array of silly, fun songs help your toddler's imagination continue to grow while he or she learns those important skills needed for the next developmental level.
Creativity - our facilities are designed with imagination in mind. As your toddler develops he or she will continue to explore their abilities in music, art, and drama with the help of our developmental age appropriate learning centers in each classroom. Our state-of-the-art facility encourages creativity and imagination.
Fine & Grass Motor Skills - with your toddler on the move; a busy body is a healthy body. Whether he/she is crawling, walking, reaching, or tossing, we help your child learn all about his/her body and celebrate his accomplishments, both great and small.
Social Interaction - when children become toddlers, they become more aware of the world around them. We believe that healthy and happy children understand the importance of friendship and harmony with their teachers and peers. Early Learners is designed to maximize friendly interactions socially and culturally.
Early Learners at Wanda's Little Hands understand that toddlers lead very busy lives and often receive "boo-boo's" that require personal attention. Our highly trained staff in CPR and First Aid, are professionals who care and specialize in hugs to make it all better.
Early Learners - Preschool Program
Preschoolers are continuing their adventure with a desire to do things on their own and make new discoveries. That is why Early Learners at Wanda's Little Hands has a preschool program that is designed to help equip your child for the challenges ahead. Supporting each child during this time in his or her life helps to instill a sense of confidence and accomplishment.
Our creative curriculum is divided into theme based units that are strategically planned to provide many activities and exercises to help the child explore his/her personal interest and practice to increase his/her developmental growth.
Child-directed learning allows the child to process and self-regulate their own decisions
Language, physical, and cognitive development focus on learning curves needed for developmental milestones
Small group activities are planned for every child throughout the day
Literacy and writing activities are age appropriate and provided daily
Musical activities balance learning and fun
Emotional and social development takes place with peers and teachers
Planned outdoor activities encourage imaginative and creative play
Progress reports inform parents of child's daily accomplishments
Decision making skills support growing minds
Each day at Early Learners at Wanda's Little Hands, children spend their time exploring, learning, and accomplishing new skills. The value of "play time" should not be underestimated in a pre-school learning environment. Decades of working with and observing children, helps to understand that children work and play in well-defined learning environments. They learned to make good choices because there is purpose in their play.
Your child learns critical developmental skills throughout each of our learning centers. Here are just a few examples of what each learning center offers your child.
Blocks - architecture, eye-hand coordination, cooperation, and language
Dramatic Play - social skills, self-confidence, being creative, and decision making
Science/Sensory - exploration, experiments, and predictions
Manipulative - improved fine motor skills, classifications, and sorting
Library - language, and love for books
Music - love for music, dancing, and creative movement.
*Additional Special Programs Offered: -Speech Pathologist available -Music Appreciation with Ms. Lou -Spanish -Zumba Atomic
As preschool children grow they learn so many things in a day; how to communicate, share, and have respect for everyone. Through it all we must always remember that these are still children who need love, support, and praise to help encourage them to continue to try, even though they felt like giving up. We believe in praising our kids in everything they do to allow them to try again.
Early Learners - Pre-K
The next stop on your child's educational journey before entering elementary learning is Pre-K. At Early Learners, students are encouraged to enjoy activities, while striving to develop, and use their imagination. Our program's success is based upon its creative literature-based units and it's unique ways of addressing individual learning needs.
Pre-Kindergarten activities include large and small hands-on groups, independent activities, and realistic application. The learning stations and curriculum were designed to expand the comprehension of children. Through independent and cooperative learning strategies, children are able to apply thought, imagination, and creativity into their educational experiences.
This program is broken down into three categories -Child-based Learning -Individual & Group Activities -Station Opportunities - The academic introductions are group learning sessions where students are introduced to subject matter. Our individual and group activities help students apply what they have learned.
Pre-Kindergarten centers include the following:
Literacy Center - helps children develop language skills, and a love for books.
Art Center - presents free choice are experiences that develop skills and imagination
Block Center - develops spatial awareness through stacking, sorting, building, and recreating
Dramatic Place Center - encourages individual and group role play activities with realistic and imaginary props.
Manipulative Center - develop hand and eye coordination
Science/Sensory Center - experimenting, measuring, and predictions
Writing Center - eye & hand coordination, name recognition, and self expression.
Music Center - develops listening skills
Children continue to learn about themselves and the environment around them in an atmosphere permeated with the philosophy of "hug first, then teach." Teachers encourage and praise children for their accomplishments, building self-esteem, and creating memorable learning experiences with them.