Four year olds are more independent and ready to use their natural curiosity and imagination. For this reason we focus on learning through “learning centers” such as: language games, story telling, child-dictated stories, dramatic play, puppets, block building, music and movement, creative arts, science, and discovery. Because these children will be entering kindergarten the next year, readiness activities are included as well. These include: letters, numbers, shapes, size and color recognition.
The developmental needs of two year olds are different than older children. These children are coming together for the first time and our program reflects their special needs. Our emphasis includes: encouraging language development, and providing opportunities for your child to socialize. Large and small motor activities are planned with a safe and warm environment where your child can practice increasing independence. Activities include: art, music, science, stories, dramatic play, sand and water play and manipulative toys and blocks all designed for smaller hands and a shorter attention span. Toddlers also have their own playground where safety is kept in mind. The equipment is smaller and built for children just learning to share their space.
We believe infant to toddler develop at their own pace and in their own way. We encourage motor and language development by providing a variety of activities from play to music. We believe it’s very important to hold, read and talk to babies. This develops a bond between the baby and the caregiver. We believe in providing the best caring environment possible for your child.
Again, we are very aware that the needs of your school age child vary greatly from the preschooler. Our program includes: individual and group activities, a time for homework, art, recreation, and relaxation. We appreciate the fact that they have a full day of school.
Transportation for school age children is provided to and from FOUR PEAKS ELEMENTARY AND DESERT VISTA ELEMENTARY. AVALON WILL PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO THEIR OWN FACILITY. We also provide programs for any school holiday. Due to the need for increased staff on such days, we will need to be notified in advance.
Three year olds are beginning to enjoy cooperative play and to achieve interaction with others. Children in this program are gaining independence in self-help skills and many activities involved moving their bodies in different ways to develop increased coordination. We focus on dramatic play and block building, along with many language activities using books, games, songs, science, and art. WE HAVE FUN!