Opportunities for Growth
The curriculum offers many opportunities for growth and progress in each of the four major areas of child development:
- Emotional well-being and self-esteem
- Socialization and group-living skills
- Physical skills and coordination
- Cognitive abilities
Topics of exploration for children include:
- Community helpers
- Foods and nutrition
- Exploring nature
- Weather and seasons
- Almost any child-initiated topic
The teachers at Our Children’s House post lesson plans weekly to inform parents of specific topics and coordinated experiences. We always integrate the unit theme into the basic daily schedule and may enhance it with special activities such as field trips, special visits by people in the community, art, music, puppets, or other language arts experiences, and parent-assisted presentations.
OCH does not offer a formal or packaged pre-reading program. Instead, all activities and experiences planned in our curriculum offer age-appropriate opportunities to develop the mental and cognitive foundations necessary for later reading skills.
Fit-N-Fun with Ms. Tammy
This fitness/gymnastics program is designed for children ages 2 to 5 years old. Our goal is to enhance and develop basic motor skills, coordination, flexibility, and self-esteem, as well as teach patience, teamwork, muscular skills, and hand-eye coordination. We use a variety of equipment to enhance each child’s learning experience through this weekly extracurricular activity.
Musicare with Mrs. Susan
Musical involvement affects children in many simple and profound ways. It’s an experience that speaks to our minds, hearts, and bodies. For young ones, in particular, active engagement in music influences everything from physical coordination to language acquisition, as well as cognitive and social development. Mrs. Susan strives to nurture your child’s inherent sense of wonder, connection, curiosity, and fun through musical activities. Mrs. Susan uses particular themes through songs, fingerplays, rhythm sticks, percussion instruments, hand drums, and shaky eggs. Musicare is a weekly activity included in your child’s tuition.