INFANT & TODDLER PROGRAMS
4 weeks thru 2.5 years old
Our programs are designed to meet the needs of both children and families
We focus on nurturing each of the children's unique personalities, and partnering with the families who have chosen to partner with us for their child's care.
This classroom is the most flexible, to allow for each infants individual routine. Our Infant team cherishes the fact that parents have trusted us with their infant while they transition back into their profession as a working parent. It's our pleasure to help parents navigate that first year of changing routines and developmental firsts.
Our teachers love to sing songs with the infants, read books with them, and help each infant to reach that next milestone in their development
This is where a routine is entered into the classroom.
Teachers balance short group times with individualized activities and parallel free play.
Circle time introduces literacy skills,
as well as color/shape recognition.
Throughout the day, the Team encourages the toddlers to use developmentally appropriate social skills and self-care skills such as handwashing, table manners, and assigning words to the feelings and needs they have.
EARLY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
2.5 years thru 8 years old
Our programs are designed to meet the individualized needs of both children and families.
The partnership between our Team and the Families is crucial to starting the children off with positive educational experiences.
This classroom is the children's introduction to a more structured classroom routine, and encourages them to practice their independence!
The routine includes small groups, cooperative playtime, and very interactive large group times.
This is the classroom where the children really develop their self-care skills including caring for their personal belongings, hygiene skills, and bathroom skills.
This classroom belongs to the oldest the children enrolled at First Foundations.
These children follow a routine that allows for time "working" with their friends in classroom areas, time practicing kindergarten readiness skills in a small group setting, as well as working together in large groups!
SPECIAL PROGRAMS TO COMPLIMENT OUR CURRICULUM
these special experiences help to foster community involvement and cultural awareness in the smallest of Saline's citizens
CHARACTER & CULTURE & ME
We believe that during the Pre-primary education years; we can help children develop their social, self-care, and cultural awareness skills to help children be successful in the larger settings and groups that come with attending "big school"
The classrooms spend their outdoor times choosing from the following activities:
going for walks
activities on the ball field
activities on the big grassy hill