Little Sponges Age Group Programs
Here at Little Sponges we use a variety of age appropriate activities and school district curriculum to help each individual children reach their potential. These curriculum's follow the guideline of approval of The National Association of the Education of Young Children. Infants and Toddlers are eager learners. The program meets the changing needs of individual children by providing a safe and appropriate environment that is both challenging and stimulating. As the children develop independence and feelings of autonomy, the staff will provide opportunities for exploration and the development of gross and fine motor skills, self-help and language skills. The children can enjoy a variety of indoor/outdoor activities as they choose from a wide selection of equipment and toys.
During the preschool years, children are involved in active learning through discovery and hands-on activities which will encourage social/emotional skills language development, pre-math and reading skills, creativity, and the development of positive self-esteem. Each child is encouraged to make appropriate choices and reach his or her highest potential within an appropriate, nurturing environment. Our curriculum offers a large variety of activities to help each child master the readiness skills needed to go on to kindergarten. All children go outside at least once a day weather permitting for a walk or to play. Our Kindergarten program is a combined curriculum that meets all common core standards according to the education department.
Our Program Goals
The goal of Little Sponges is to provide a high quality, developmentally appropriate early childhood program that meets the needs of each individual child.
Our goal is to provide the following.
- A healthy, safe, nurturing environment;
- An environment which encourages emotional, social, physical, and intellectual
- An environment that will encourage the development of a positive self image.
- An environment that will provide learning experiences through discovery, exploration,
and hands-on activities;
- An environment that will make learning fun so that children will develop a desire to be
- An environment that will encourage language development, creativity, and an
appreciation of fine arts;
- An environment that will encourage children in learning how to interact successfully
with other children and adults, and how to live together in a cooperative environment
which promotes decision-making, peaceful resolution of conflicts, and respect for and
care of others;
We will always work towards forming a cooperative partnership with parents so that we
can work together to meet the needs of each child, and insure a positive early