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Building Blocks Child Care Center’s Discovery Zone is a beginning preschool program for two and three-year-olds. Our curriculum in this program is based on the idea that these children are naturally motivated to explore their environment and are active learners. We focus on the development of the whole child as we provide a safe, engaging environment and developmentally appropriate activities and experiences for these early preschoolers. 

A look at your child’s day: 

6:30—7:45:  Arrival and Breakfast 

7:45—9:00:                Facilitated Play

 9:00—9:15:  Snack

9:15—9:30:  Circle Time

9:30—9:50:  Art/Craft/Sensory Activity

9:50—10:30:           Facilitated Play

10:30:  Outside Play/Gross Motor  Activity

11:oo:  Lunch

12:00—2:30:  Nap

2:45: Snack

3:15: Circle Time

3:30:  Outside Play/Gross Motor Activity

4:00: Facilitated Play

 

Your Child’s Cognitive Development:

 *Children have many opportunities throughout the day to recognize patterns, sort and categorize like  items, figure out what objects do and how things go together, and test out new ideas to solve problems. 

*Basic skills such as counting, and color and shape recognition are introduced and reinforced through everyday interactions and play.

*Children are introduced to words and phrases in Spanish and sign language.

*Children engage in activities that involve all of their senses.  They explore new concepts through a variety of active and engaging  experiences.

 

Your Child’s Language and Early Literacy Development:

*Daily book reading is an essential part of our curriculum.  Children are read to  during circle time, in small groups, and individually throughout the day.  Children are given the opportunity to explore print material on their own throughout the day.

*Singing songs and learning new rhymes and fingerplays contribute to chidlren's language and literacy development.

Your Child’s Social and Emotional Development:

*Children between two and three years are gaining independence and we focus on helping them master important self-help skills including potty training, self-feeding, and dressing.

*As children are beginning to understand their emotions we teach them         appropriate ways to express their emotions and play cooperatively with others.

*We give children choices and support their developing skills.

 

Your Child’s Physical Development:

*We provide space and opportunity for your child to practice their  growing physical skills through play both indoors and outdoors.  Children also engage in fine motor activities with opportunities to pinch, pull, twist, scribble, and strengthen their small muscles which is essential for later writing.

 

 

 

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