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Our Programs

Infants  

Our Infant Program welcomes children from ages 8 weeks to 18 months of age.  Our younger and older infant program accommodate the growing needs of a baby at play and on the go!  Our heated floors keep an infant comfortable as they are sitting up and playing, enjoying tummy time or crawling around to explore their environment.  A separate crib area allows infants to sleep without disruption.

Our infants encounter a multi-sensory environment with different textures and sounds throughout the day.  They experience art, music and movement through various methods.   The younger infant classroom provides a schedule based on your baby's needs.  The older infant helps to set a little more of a schedule for them to adapt to and become comfortable with each day.

                                                                   

Toddlers

Our Toddler Program also grows with your child.  From ages 18 months through 36 months, our nurturing staff begin to help foster independence with your child.  Children start with our younger Toddler Program, and transition into our Older Toddler Classroom.   We work with each child to help them him/her learn how to feed themselves using a fork and spoon.  Children nap comfortably on cots after a scheduled morning of activities.  Some activities include music and movement, art, puzzles, and fine motor development games.  They are introduced to concepts such as basic shapes, colors, counting, and recognizing their own names in print.

Toddlers enjoy their own separate play area outside wihere natural and musical elements abound.  On rainy days, our indoor gross motor room provides ample space to move, climb, skip and catch.

 

Pre-School/Pre-K

Our Pre-School and Pre-K programs not only help build independence to prepare towards formal education, but they teach basic skills and concepts to help children develop towards kindergarten readiness.  Each child develops at their own stage, and our staff works with each child at their level. Art, music, science and math are incorporated in a fun, developmentally appropriate way through play and natural experiences.

The campus provides additional educational opportunities and experiences for our young students.  Trips to the dental center, sustainable gardens, or walks through the campus help our children become familiar with a school community.

 

Toddler through pre-k classrooms are furnished with learning centers and computers with age appropriate learning software.

New this year!

Part-day Program for Toddlers, Nursery & Pre-K Children

*Provides care in 3 hour blocks

*Part day AM 9:00-12:00 program available

*Great option for student parents needing limited hours of care

School Age Vacation Care

*Available for children 6-12yrs

 *Preregistration is required.  *

Payment is due 2 weeks in advance of care.

*Space is limited.

*Registration paperwork is available online.

View/download School Age Vacation Care Flyer

View/download School Age Vacation Care Registration

Camp Farmingdale Explorers- Camp for young children

Campers 3-5 years old can attend summer camp too! More information will be made available in Spring 2015.

Nutrition and Health

*CACFP approved snacks

*Sustainable Garden Experiences on campus

*Indoor and Outdoor play yards

*Visits to the Campus Dental Clinic

*Visits to the Campus Health & Wellness Center

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