Infants And Toddlers
Relationships form the foundation through which every child experiences his or her world. What children experience within these relationships shapes their overall development.
Foundations for Success
Supported by current research, and combined with direct experience in child care settings, the Foundations for Success Infant/Toddler Model provides a positive support structure to implement appropriate learning experiences for infants and toddlers in child care classrooms, thus, raising the quality of the child’s learning experiences.
These experiences will enhance the development of children and their ability to learn in the early years of life. The relationships that are established in quality child care classrooms between the teachers and the children, along with experiences in Movement, Senses & Perception, and Language, provide the essential foundation necessary for children to progress developmentally, to enter school ready to learn, and to become successful life-long learners.
The Foundations for Success Infant/Toddler Model focuses on four foundational areas necessary for supporting infant and toddler development. Relationships are central to the model as they affect all of the other areas of development, the Senses & Perception, Movement, and Language foundations.
In fact, no one area exists in isolation. Infants and toddlers learn by interacting with and acting on their environments. Ideally, each child experiences all four foundations simultaneously, creating a unique and personal learning experience. Responding to these individual needs is the primary role of the teacher and helps to maximize each child’s potential.
The Foundations for Success Infant/Toddler Model will provide the teacher with the knowledge and tools to be successful in the classroom.
Toddler Curriculum & Programs
We have adopted the Baby Dolls & Circle Time method for our Toddler I program.
Research shows secure adult-child relationships are a prerequisite for healthy child development. Now our center provides the necessary one-on-one connections without increasing staff burdens or staff numbers by using the revolutionary approach in Baby Doll Circle Time.
It can be hard to find the one-on-one time necessary to create meaningful relationships in a childcare setting. Yet, research shows optimal child development is dependent on healthy relationships with adults.
With Baby Doll Circle Time, our ratio of 6:1 can drop to 1:1 as children relive moments with us while delighting in circle time with their baby dolls.
The instructions and activities in the Baby Doll Circle Time curriculum show how to:
- Improve relationships between caregivers and children
- Reduce the stress of out-of-home care
- Utilize attachment, attunement and social play to wire the brain for optimal development
- Help children develop healthy blueprints for self-regulation, relationships and sense of self
K2/ K3 Pathways for Preschool
Curriculum Guide for Two-Year Olds is a comprehensive, curriculum plan that contains ample teaching suggestions for using books, music, nature, and toys to illustrate Christian fundamentals.
Age-appropriate learning activities are designed to lay a foundation for understanding God, Jesus, Bible, church, self, family, others, and the natural world. This guide includes learning centers, group activities and parent letters as well as suggestions for home activities for effective communication with parents.
This preschool curriculum, provides your preschoolers with enjoyable age-appropriate activities that encourage participation in every major area of learning—personal and social development, letter and number recognition, and motor skills development.
Through the use of ideas, games, songs, and activities, this colorful preschool program will encourage creativity, keep your preschoolers’ interest, and instill an early love for learning.
K4 Pathways And Footsteps For Fours
The K4 preschool curriculum incorporates lessons that promote comprehension and interaction. Key concepts are solidified using math manipulatives, cooking experiences, and periodic review.
The Pathways and Footsteps For Fours are guided by the BJU Press Curriculum for children.
Each Bible story teaches a simple truth about God. Early handwriting skills and age-appropriate phonics are taught with songs and colorful visuals that will keep your preschoolers happy and engaged.
Weekday Early Education (WEE Learn) Learn Curriculum
WEE Learn is framed by the theory and philosophy of life. Led by faith and ground in evidence-based practices, programs using the WEE Learn philosophy and curriculum work to support children and families.
WEE Learn is a curriculum that supports best practices and has been evidence-based researched and cross-referenced with the Florida Performance Standards. Cross-reference with the Florida Sunshine State Standards. This research is available by contacting the CDEA office at 904-573-8831.
K5 Christian School Curriculum~ Beginnings K5
As we teach young students to apply their natural curiosity, they will soon develop a broad base of interests and the basic tools they need to explore the world around them.
Bible stories spark an early interest in God’s Word. In addition to teaching art, science, and heritage studies, K5 Beginnings teaches listening, oral composition, phonics, and reading comprehension.
Math manipulatives are used to explain basic math concepts, such as numbers, time, and money. Encourage your students to get active and learn music at the same time with Music K.
A Beka Curriculum
We use the ABeka curriculum for academics and is an additional resource material. Essential to our program is the Bible curriculum, which helps children build strong Christian character.