Tiny Tots provides an environment that encourages children to learn about themselves and others, to explore their own world, to grow in curiosity, and to develop their individual capacities. The daily program meets children’s needs for security and predictability by alternating periods of active and quiet times throughout the morning.
Our school is activity centered. The environment is designed to encourage self-directed exploration. Equipment and materials are often unstructured to encourage creative uses. Opportunities are available for small and large muscle development, language, movement and music, creative arts and science.
Children learn through play. Play is the child’s first and best way of assimilating new information. Play is children’s work and as they play in preschool, they lay the groundwork for the more specific and formal academic learning in later years. The setting at Tiny Tots provides freedom to explore, ask questions, and create.
The whole child is encouraged to develop:
Physically: Engaging in motor activities that develop muscles, both large and small; physical strength; balancing, swinging, and climbing skills.
Emotionally: Learning appropriate and acceptable ways of expressing positive and negative emotions and gaining control over their own behavior.
Socially: Interacting with peers in individual and group settings, and communicating with adults other than their parents.
Intellectually: Encouraging language skills and concept development, awakening curiosity and sharpening sensory awareness.