ABC Child Center strives to create an environment that is caring, safe and enjoyable, while allowing children to develop to their fullest potential as successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. We recognize every child as a unique individual. Utilizing an age-appropriate, thematic curriculum, along with the support of our devoted staff and our families, we will ensure that every child achieves success and set them on a path of lifelong learning.
ABC’s preschool program is divided into three age groups: 2 to 2.5’s, 2.5 to 3’s, and the 3+. With the use of the Fireflies® curriculum, children will experience a variety of age-appropriate activities including arts and crafts, science, early mathematics, music and dance, dramatic play, circle time, sign language, and pre-reading skills. Every day, weather permitting, children go for a walk to the park or around the community. The program also includes monthly enrichment classes of yoga, music, and dance. In preparation for Pre-Kindergarten, children will enhance their learning by practicing the alphabet, numbers, colors, and printing amongst other things. There are various group and individual one-on-one activities, and opportunities for both active free play and quiet time. ABC activities foster a positive self-image, independence, cooperative play, self-expression and practical daily living skills.
The preschool day follows a predictable daily routine. Parents receive a monthly calendar and newsletter listing the theme and any special activities the children will be participating in. Parents will also receive a daily emailed progress report that includes detailed information about the child’s day, along with photos and sometimes videos of their child in action.
Meals at ABC
Children at ABC are fed according to the group schedule and in adherence to ABC’s Feeding & Meal Policy. Parents are responsible for bringing in food from home. Children have four meals per day: breakfast at 9:30 am, a hearty snack at 12:00 pm, lunch at 3:00 pm, and a light snack at 5:30 pm.
Napping at ABC
Every child at ABC is encouraged to take a daily nap or have quiet time to rest on a personal cot designated to him/her for that day. ABC provides every child with a 100% organic cot sheet at the time of registration, which we launder at the end of every week. Parents are also asked to bring in a blanket from home that will create a feeling of additional comfort and security. Children nap according to the group schedule between the hours of 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. When putting children to sleep, the teachers play calming music in the background while individually comforting the children to sleep by rubbing, patting, soothing, and so on.