Today’s Kids has and will always have an open-door policy. We encourage parents to stop in any time to visit children and/ or check on their children. We do have viewing windows that enable you to observe your child in the classroom without disrupting their class, or upsetting the child.
A Day at Today’s Kids
Whole Group Time
Group time provides an opportunity for children to develop social skills, learn to share ideas and listen to others. With frequent opportunities for group experiences, children gain an awareness of others and a sense of group identity.
Small Group Time
Teachers implement small group activities with a few children at a time, developing the unique interests and abilities of each child. Our teachers use the time to work individually on specific skill development.
Child-directed play in learning centers is an important part of a young child’s day. The activities they choose within the learning centers allow for exploration and discovery at the child’s pace. During this learning time, teachers individualize attention by encouraging children to make choices appropriate to their needs.
Meals and Snacks
Served in a family-style setting, meals and snacks are tasty, healthy, and foster valuable learning opportunities. At the table, children build social skills through casual discussion with each other and teachers. Discussions about food and nutrition teach children about healthy lifestyles. Mealtimes also provide an opportunity for children to discuss the day’s events and to communicate their feelings with one another.
Napping in the afternoon helps children relax and prepare for more learning. The teacher is always present and children can read, draw or do a puzzle if they wake up early. After some quiet time, children are re-energized and ready to take on the remainder of the day!
Playing outdoors isn’t just fun — it helps children grow and stay active and healthy. By extending classroom activities into our outdoor areas, learning takes on new meaning and involves opportunities to interact with nature.
Outside playtime is a learning experience for children, and will be a part of every child’s (ages 1 and up) daily routine, weather permitting. The center has a fully equipped, age-appropriate playground. We also have 2 distinct play areas, one for our older children and one for our toddlers.