Activities

To list just a few of the many things we do! 

Social Interaction:
Learning how to communicate with our friends in a productive way 
Art Activities: Painting, gluing, cutting, creating
Sensory Play: Playdoh, Cornstarch & Water, Bird Seed, Beans. 
Dramatic Play: Babies, Kitchen, Dress Up Clothing. 
Dancing: Music and Movement
Circle Time: Months of the year, days of the week, colors, numbers, stories, finger play, Holidays. We do most of our learning through music and movement. 
Tummy Time: For infants in order to encourage muscle development, independence and exploration. 
Reading: Books are always available to the children and are used for quiet time and transitions. In addition the children are read to several times a day.  
Singing: A wonderful way to teach children basic concepts, how to interact with others, and self help skills. 
Games:  Learning how to play with friends. 
Science: Exploring our environment, Bubbles, magic mixtures, new textures. 
Cooking: Healthy, nutritious foods that we can make ourselves. 
Large backyard for gross motor play and exploration, we also take walks around the neighborhood. 
Large playroom for children with many toys and activities. 

Our toys and books are rotated in and out of the playroom on regular biases to keep the children engaged and interested in exploring new concepts and ideas. 
Mother Goose Time Curriculum is added to all of the above educational and fun activities in order to prepare children ages two years and up for Kindergarten


Nutrition 
Member of the Ventura Child Care Food Program 
Breakfast:
(1)Fruit or (1) Vegetable, (1) Grain & Milk
Lunch:
(1)Fruit or (1) Vegetable, (1) Grain, (1) Protein, & Milk
Afternoon Snack:
Combination of two food groups 

Sugary snacks are reserved for special occasions such as birthdays and holidays. 
Infant foods are home made from fresh fruits and vegetables. 
Fresh fruits and vegetables are a large part of our daily meals. 

Sample Daily Menu

Breakfast: Home Made Waffles, Bananas, Milk
Lunch: Grilled Cheese on Whole Wheat with Jack Cheese, Cucumbers, Grapes, Milk. 
Snack: Apples and Pretzels. 




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 Daily Schedule

7:30    Free Play 
8:30    Clean Up/ Wash Hands
8:45    Breakfast
9:30    Outside Play Time
10:30  Circle Time
11:00  Art, Inside Play Time
12:00  Wash hands 
12:30  Lunch
1:00    Nap
4:00    Wake Up
4:30    Snack
5:00    Outside Play Time
5:30    Parents Pick Up

We run a predictable schedule, however we are never ridged and we are always open to a change in our day. .