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!