Our entire program, facility and staff are held to the highest standards of excellence in order to give your child the best care and learning experience in a Prestigious and Secure Learning Environment. Our approach focuses on the whole child and is designed to promote and optimize their intellectual, emotional, physical, and social development
NEW PROGRAM ADDITION:
INFANT PROGRAM for babies 3 months to 12 months.
Caring for infants on a day-to-day basis presents special challenges and opportunities to promote children’s learning. Our teachers ensure children’s safety and comfort while also fostering their physical, sensory, social, emotional, and intellectual development.
Good caregiving results in more and stronger connections in the infant’s brain—connections that last a lifetime. And by connecting with warm, caring adults at the start of life, babies also begin developing the ability to connect with others throughout life.
Toddler Learners – 12 months to 36 months
Just prior to two years of age, children begin making great strides toward independence. They become ready to separate from their parents and benefit from experiences that make this separation positive and enjoyable.
The activities offered are simple, suited for the needs, interests, and capabilities of very young children. The pace is unhurried and the children are provided the opportunity to be occupied with an activity for a period of time, uninterrupted. When a child is ready for a new activity, a teacher is ready to give individual attention to that child.
The goals of the program are to foster good learning habits, language development, motor control, social development, how to deal with confrontation in a constructive manner, to respect the worth of another child, and to develop a positive attitude toward school and learning.
Preschool Learners – 3 years to 6 years
Children are given the freedom to choose their work and to pursue their interests in as much depth as they need they are also carefully guided to ensure that they are receiving a balanced exposure to all areas of the curriculum. Each child progresses through a traditional three-part curriculum consisting of practical life, sensorial, and academic or intellectual education, which includes mathematics, language, science, and cultural studies such as art, geography, and music.
In addition to the standard curriculum, we also offer special classes in sign language, physical activity, music, and Spanish. Because of the inherent advantage of learning a foreign language at this age, each of our Preschool classrooms receive Spanish lessons throughout the week.
School Age Learners – 6 years to 12 years
The Willow School offers a fun and engaging after-school program for children 6 to 12 years of age. In addition to the Homework Club, we are planning to include other clubs such as Chess Club, French club, science club, photography, and a sports club to name a few.