Academics are important, however infancy through age five is primarily about developing security, personality, character, morals, and self confidence. Meeting a child’s physical, cognitive, and emotional needs come first. Ensuring these primary needs are met is a critical step in preparing children for thriving both in school and in life.
We incorporate academics into their routine on an age appropriate level through planned activities and free-play. Infants and preschoolers of all ages enjoy story time and music circle. Introducing a variety of music expands and enriches their worlds. We invite participation in singing, playing instruments, and dancing.
Preschoolers learn and develop naturally at their own pace, every child is different. Academic activities include drawing, puzzles, hands on sensory, recognition and matching of object shapes and colors. Exposure to a variety of toys, tools, and activities is a critical step in early introduction to math and science through free play and learning stations.
The Teaching Home provides individualized pre-k tutoring. This one-on-one attention builds confidence, and allows each child to learn at their own pace, naturally. Workbook pages are made available to our older preschooler if interested. Workbook topics can include numbers and counting, letter sounds and recognition, writing their name, or whatever inspires them in the moment.