Curriculum at Nihao School is a structured plan that outlines the educational and developmental goals for the children in our program. It provides a framework for the daily activities, routines, and learning experiences that support children's growth and development.
The infant class is designed for children ages 3 months to 12 months. Our classroom is an extension of the home, with each child on the schedule that works best for them. Infants will explore sensory materials, blocks, and other manipulative toys through crawling, pulling-up, and walking.
Toddlers continue to hone in on fundamental skills such as socializing with peers, navigating boundaries, sharing and taking turns, understanding rules and procedures, etc. Learning materials are selected to stimulate each child's curiosity for the world and their hunger for learning.
This is our "bridge" program for children on an education plan to a larger preschool setting. In addition to curriculum designed from the California Preschool Learning Foundations, children in this class will achieve "potty learning". readiness.
Defined goals and objectives for children's development in key areas.
Developmentally appropriate activities and experiences tailored to the ages and abilities of the children.
Structured daily schedule that provides children with a sense of stability and predictability.
Themes based on seasons, holidays, or topics of interest to engage children in focused learning experiences.
Structured plan that outlines the educational and developmental goals.
Inclusion of activities and discussions that promote cultural awareness, diversity, and acceptance.
Communication with parents about the curriculum, children's progress, and ways for parents to support their child's learning at home.
Ongoing assessment and observation of children's development to identify areas of strength and areas needing additional support.
A responsive approach that allows the curriculum to adapt to the changing needs and interests of the children.
Schedule and activities may be modified according to our children's needs and interests. Infants will have a differently schedule to support their learning and development.
8:00am Program Starts / Choice Play
9:30am Snack Time
10:00am Circle Time
10:30am Diapering and Potty
11:00am Choice Play
11:30am Lunch / Outdoor Adventure
12:30pm Diapering and Potty
1:00pm Nap Time
3:00pm Diapering and Potty
3:30pm Snack Time
4:00pm Choice Play
5:00pm Outdoor Adventure
6:00pm Program Ends