We have found that one of the best ways to work with children is to group them by age. This way, each teacher can focus on the developmental milestones of each child at their own age and ability. It allows them to create and build a daily structure that builds upon each skill, and reinforces skills they already have mastered. Plus, when children are surrounded by their peer group, it can help them develop their senses, enhance their vocabulary, make them feel more confident and make personal connections. As they get older, the preschool classroom becomes a place of imagination, reading and learning. By the time your child is getting ready for kindergarten, we have established the basic needs for a formal education, and have set them up to succeed.
The years between one and five are critical to helping your child develop a strong sense of communication, social and emotional skills. As the best daycare and child care in San Antonio, the Little Explorer’s child care programs are aimed at setting them up for success in these key areas. We use playtime as an opportunity for learning every day, whether it be for word associations and identifying objects, numbers or colors or by giving them time to interact with other children.
Often, playtime can teach kids how to share, take turns and problem-solve by using their communication skills to make friendships and enjoy their time with us. When trouble arises, our preschool educators help your child find the words to tell us how they are feeling, and find solutions that can resolve problems without incidents.
When you walk into our doors for the first time, you will feel right at home. Our child care classrooms are clean, colorful and organized. We have a dedicated reading area, a place for kids to play with toys and tables for crafts, snacks and puzzles. Our bins are labeled so kids can begin to associate objects with words, and know where everything goes throughout the day. We clean each surface and counter at the end of every day, and make sure that kids wash their hands before eating and after using the bathroom, going outdoors or different activities. Because having a clean, safe daycare space that is conducive to learning is of the utmost importance to us. Your child will love coming into class each day, and getting to know our teachers and their peers.
The saying goes that it takes a village to raise a child, and we know how true that is. Our families are so important to us, and we make communicating with them a priority. We are responsive, proactive and help parents understand how their child is progressing in terms of learning, behaving and growing. Plus, we teach your child the importance of community. By participating in group activities and projects during child care that explore common goals, we get them to work in teams, enhance their communication skills and show them what can be accomplished with the power of numbers. Beyond that, we teach them that every member of the community has unique differences worth celebrating, and that embracing diversity can bring new strengths to every team.
One of the best ways for children to learn is through playing. Through painting and coloring, your child learns how to identify colors, shapes and materials. They learn how to express their feelings through drawing, and can begin to imagine different solutions for problems. Toys can become their friends and teach them about everything from foods and tools to labels for family members.