Daycare Curriculum in Waterbury, Connecticut
General Activities include:
- Finger Painting
- Arts & Crafts
- Table Top Games
- Puzzles, Board Games, Playdoh, and more
- Educational Videos (i.e. Baby Einstein)
- Computer Games
- Story Telling
- Role Playing
- Doctor, Golfer, Fisherman, Princess, and more.
- Outdoor Playtime
- Swing Set, Bikes, Tent, Basketball Hoop, and more
- Memory Building
- Educational Fun
Infants (12 Months – 24 Months)
Infants need extra care and attention as this is the exploratory phase of their lives. Interaction and repetition are key. We utilize the Ages and Stages curriculum for this age group. The infant curriculum is focused on personal, social and emotional growth. Through speech, listening and demonstration, we feel this is the best way to assist in an infants learning experience. Children are assessed to determine if he/she is developmentally at the correct stage. Child Daily Reports are provided to all parents/guardians.
Toddler (2 years – 3 years)
Our program is designed to develop each Toddler’s blossoming independence. We follow the Ages and Stages Curriculum as well as the Creative Curriculum for our toddlers. We assist with potty training and ask that Pull-Ups without “Onesies” be used on a daily basis. We ask that all parents continue with the same daily routine we implement in the school. If you have started a routine at home, advise us of the process and follow it during the school day. Children are assessed to determine if they are developmentally at the correct stage. Child Daily Reports are provided to all parents/guardians until they reach a comfort level.
Preschoolers (3 years – 5 years)
Our Preschool Curriculum follows the Brigance Curriculum/Assessment in conjunction with the Creative Curriculum. Children learn a great deal of information through free play as well as a structured yet repetitious class setting. At this stage in their educational growth, motor skills, science, math, reading, writing, and social studies are introduced and the fundamentals are instilled. This is why the MiniVentures daily schedule is followed consistently at this age level.
Parental consistency is encouraged. Child Daily reports are utilized at this stage to indicate keys areas of needed and noticed improvement in a child’s work pattern. The Educational Director on Staff will review all child assessments prepared by the Head Teacher and will evaluate each child to determine if the child is ready to move forward. A Child Promotion sheet will be provided by the current teacher to the Parent/Guardian, new Teacher and Educational Director which will indicate the child’s strengths and areas that may need improvement. A copy will also be maintained in the child’s file.