"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world". Nelson Mandela
First Steps Learning Center's
INFANTS (AGES 6 WEEKS UNTIL 12 MONTHS)
First Steps Learning Center’s Infant Program focuses on good care with trained infant givers who are preparing themselves and the environment so that infants can learn and explore through play. We explore ways to help infant care teachers get "in tune" with each infant they serve and learn from the individual infant what he or she needs. Here, we believe infant care should be based on relationship based curriculum, not lesson planning, and should emphasize child-directed learning over adult-directed learning. Rather than detailing specific lessons for our infants care teachers to conduct with infants, we use an appropriate approach that allows our infant teachers to practice ways of helping infants learn based on their individual needs. Lastly, our infant teachers design environments that ensure safety, offer infants appropriate developmental challenges, and promote optimum health for children.
TODDLERS (AGES 1 UNTIL 2 YEARS-OF-AGE)
Our program uses hands-on exploration and social interaction in safe, engaging surroundings to help your one to two-year-old learn about his or her expanding world. Experienced teachers promote emotional, physical, social, and intellectual development in a fun, engaging environment. Our staff is aware that when our children are all over the place, they are discovering their world so it is important that toddlers explore in safe, loving places where they can explore in their own way. The activities for this age group are built around toddlers' limitless curiosity and their natural desire to push boundaries.
PRESCHOOLERS (AGES 3 AND 4 YEARS-OF-AGE)
With improved coordination and thinking, the world begins to open up our for preschoolers. Our program introduces language, math, science, and social skills in a natural sequence to nourish learning one step and a time, with individual attention suited to your child's unique needs. We offer added services such as ABC Mouse and Lab Time to ensure that even our Preschoolers are loving to learn through play! Our Preschool staff has been carefully chosen in order to ensure that each of our children are Preschool Ready prior to leaving our center.