We have age based classrooms and activities for your child. There are four classrooms in the center. Each classroom is divided into smaller groups of children to better meet individual needs and development. All groups are headed by a trained head teacher who is assisted by aides. Daily schedules feature a balance of structured and unstructured activities which are carefully planned to provide a happy, healthy environment for children which fosters development of the whole child.
The goal of the infant room at New Life Day Care Center is to encourage growth and development, and at the same time provide a warm relaxed, and family oriented atmosphere. For most children and parents this will be their first experience with alternative child care. The staff endeavors to make it a happy, safe and comforting one. Personal interaction between the staff and the child is very important for inducing stimulation.
Daily activities are designed to accommodate our infants, walkers and crawlers. The staff will provide a flexible schedule that includes the above mentioned activities and many more to meet the needs of each individual child.
The Toddler (age 12 to 36 months) is at a very important period of development. This transition from infancy to being a pre-schooler is a time when the child's rate of learning, and level of activity, is very high; physical skills are rapidly developing. Toddlers are endlessly exploring and their verbal knowledge and usage increases constantly. Their social-emotional developmental needs are also quite strong: the want of independence, strong possessiveness and occasional resistance need freedom of expression, in addition to a gentle guidance from adults.
Because the toddler explores the world with his or her senses, activities which stimulate awareness, involvement and response will be used at all times. Such activities are beneficial because they give immediate enjoyment, provide the opportunity for interaction among peers and staff, and also help to develop a positive attitude toward learning.
The educational program for toddlers at New Life Day Care is designed to meet all these aspects of your child's development.
An abundance of manipulatives (puzzles, beads, lacing cards, etc.) the gym and a large fenced play area provide ample opportunity for development of your child's fine and gross motor skills.
Music, movement, and art activities provide an outlet for the freedom of expression and spontaneous creativity which lies within each child. Books and song enrich your toddlers learning.
All of these activities plus many more not named, are combined in a flexible schedule most suited to the needs of your toddler. A kind, patient and creative staff will work together in helping to guide your child's individual development within a stimulating, cheerful environment.
The pre-school program at New Life Day Care is designed to encourage and stimulate development in four essential areas of growth: social, emotional, intellectual and physical. Daily activities are scheduled to provide a balance of structured and open times which help prepare the children for the future school experience.
The preschoolers are encouraged to participate in large and small group activities. They develop their abilities to relate to adults and their peers. They learn concepts concerning sharing, taking turns, cooperation, helping others and non-aggressive methods of dealing with anger and frustration.
The development of a healthy self-image is very important. Special attention is given towards helping each child maintain a positive outlook about him or herself. The staff provides support, encouragement and loving care while assisting the children to become independent individuals, who feel good about themselves.
The children participate in planned activities designed to help them develop the skills necessary for future learning. The alphabet, number, color, shape and letter recognition, counting, hand-eye coordination activities (beads, pegboards, puzzles), pre-writing activities, listening skills, following directions, arts and crafts activities (painting, drawing, pasting) are all presented in an appealing, fun manner, utilizing a variety of methods and materials.
Movement to music, creative play experience, and exercise time are all included in the daily schedule. There is ample time provided for indoor play and outdoor play, both in our gym and fenced play yard area. Muscle tone and large and small muscle coordination activities are planned to help the children develop their growing bodies. An important time for resting is also provided each day.
New Life Day Care offers working parents comprehensive developmental preschool programming in a convenient, modern facility staffed by specialists in pre-kindergarten education.