The Caring Castle Childcare

Caring Castle Childcare

Curriculum

Curiosity in young children engages them to learn and we tie in the curriculum to peak a child’s interest in learning.  At Caring Castle Childcare, our curriculum is designed to spark your child’s interest, and curiosity.  Activities engage and draw your child into the learning process.  Our goal is to create a “Wow” learning experience and inspire young children to become life-long learners.

Early childhood education consists of so much more than letters, numbers, shapes and colors.   How about oral language, storytelling, critical and creative thinking, logical process, whole body movement, music and art experiences, the hand/eye/brain process, and encouraging the developing awareness of a “self” in relationship with our earth and a larger community with early science and social studies concepts?  Through games, play and fun, we provide all of this.

Room Definition (Age/Developmentally Appropriate)

Infant

Children must be at least 6 weeks of age.  Infant programs can be reviewed with parents every three months to make certain their child is having all of his/her developmental and nurturing needs met.  Infants develop at an individual pace and all have specific needs.  These needs will be assessed and met on an ongoing basis.  Sleeping position will be on the baby’s back, and children will nap as needed.

Young Toddler

Children must be at least 12 months of age.  A child must be eating finger foods and a cup must be used at snack and mealtime.  Children will take at least one nap a day.  A comprehensive developmentally appropriate learning program will be provided for children aged 18 months through 24 months.  It will address all current learning/curriculum standards for this age group and is based on NAEYC recommendations.

Older Toddler

Children must be at least 24 months of age. A child must be eating finger foods and a cup must be used at snack and mealtime (no bottles).  Children will take one nap a day.  A comprehensive developmentally appropriate learning program will be provided for this age group as well and will also address all current learning/curriculum standards based on NAEYC recommendations.

Preschooler

Children must be at least 36 months of age.  Children will begin a structured learning program with ample time for free play and social interaction.  We will be using the KidSparkz! Creative curriculum.  It focuses on developmentally appropriate suggestions for Creative Art, Discovery and Exploration (centers), Group (or individual) Discussion (circle time), Story, Games, Music, and specific activities to focus on curiosity and interest.

No pacifiers will be allowed and child must be toilet trained in the Preschool Room