Small World Early Learning Center...

The little school with
the BIG family!

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Welcome to the Land of the Laybugs and Caterpillars!

About Our Classrooms

The Ladybug and Caterpillar classrooms function in a very similar manner. Both classrooms are comprised of children of similar ages (from 3 1/2 to 5 years old), and their daily schedules are essentially mirrored images of one another.

At Small World, we know that the learning process for children is not a “one size fits all” concept. We understand that children learn at different rates and in different ways. Here in the Ladybug/Caterpillar Classes, we embrace those differences among our students. Our goal is to create a happy, healthy and engaging learning environment by providing various learning centers and outdoor play experiences. Our learning centers consist of dramatic play, art, blocks, library, manipulative toys, music and a wide variety of sensory activities. It is our belief that when children experience things through hands-on learning and play activities, it becomes meaningful and relevant to them.

Because our Ladybug/Caterpillar Classrooms consist of children ages three through five, another major goal for our students is school readiness. We teach literacy in small group settings, focusing on a “Letter of the Week.” During our literacy activities, we learn about the letters of the alphabet by writing in journals, illustrating poetry books, listening to books on CD/tape and creating art activities, all centered around our weekly letter. During these activities, children develop background knowledge about each letter of the alphabet while still using their language and communication skills to interact with others.

Our overall goal for all of the children in our classrooms is that they grow to their full potential, academically, socially, emotionally and physically. Pre-kindergarten should be a time for children to explore, learn and have fun. It is our goal to make that happen EVERY day!


About The Ladybugs' Day

  • Greeting/ Quiet Activities/ Storytime
  • Music & Movement
  • Circle Time
  • Outdoor Playtime
  • Storytime/ Attendance
  • Learning Centers/ Small Group Activity
  • Literacy Activity
  • Handwashing/ Lunch
  • Outdoor Playtime
  • Rest Time
  • Handwashing/ Snack
  • Outdoor Playtime
  • Learning Centers
  • Quiet Activities

**This schedule reflects every child's individual needs and can vary depending on the needs of the children in the group.**

About The Caterpillars' Day

  • Greeting/ Quiet Activities/ Storytime
  • Music & Movement
  • Circle Time
  • Learning Centers/ Small Group Activity
  • Attendance/ Calendar
  • Outdoor Playtime
  • Storytime/ Literacy Activity
  • Handwashing/ Lunch
  • Outdoor Playtime
  • Rest Time
  • Handwashing/ Snack
  • Learning Centers
  • Outdoor Playtime
  • Quiet Activities

**This schedule reflects every child's individual needs and can vary depending on the needs of the children in the group.**

 

Meet our VERY Important VPK Class! 

Welcome to VPK!
Our VPK students are part of either our Ladybug or Caterpillar class. Our goal for our VPK students is to help them become independent learners, provide exposure to literacy activities and prepare them for future success in kindergarten. Welcome to VPK!
About Our Day

8:30- 9:15 ~ Circle Time (Story/ Music and Movement/ Literacy Activities)

9:15- 10:15 ~ Learning Centers (small groups led by teachers)

10:15 - 11:15 ~ Playground

11:15 - 11:30 ~ Storytime/ Music/ Listening/ Morning Review

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