Big Hugs Preschool Program
2½ - 5 Years
As children enter preschool, they begin to think symbolically and logically. With these new skills, and an increased mastery of language, the preschool child is ready to further develop an understanding of the world around them. Inquisition turns into interest and skills form as a result.
At Big Hugs Childcare, we believe that each child's abilities and skills are unique, and should be embraced. We believe in a child directed learning environment, which allows children to learn from topics that interest them. As children learn through play, we emphasize critical literacy skills and school readiness. We give children the chance to practice decision-making and self-help skills in a positive and supportive setting. Here at Big Hugs Childcare, we provide an unparalleled level of consistent, attentive and loving care. Through our continuity of care program, we allow a strong bond to form between caregiver and child, as they continue together throughout the years.
We provide peace of mind for parents allowing them to stay connected with their preschoolers through direct communication. These early years in a child's life are the most influential and often determine the way a child will learn, socialize, and view the world around them. Remember, the end depends on the beginning.
Please bring the following with your child on their first day:
- Extra clothes (2-3 outfits)
- Pull-ups if potty training
- Wipes for the month:
- 3 packs for the 2 years old class
- 1 pack for the 3 years old class
- 1 pack for the 4 years old class
- Sleeping bag
- Breakfast if eating before 8:30 A.M.
- 2 snacks
- 3 drinks for the day (water, milk, juice, etc.)
- Sunscreen/bug spray if weather permitted
PLEASE MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS LABLED WITH YOUR CHILD’S NAME!What To Bring
During circle time, children participate in playing musical instruments, singing, telling stories, and playing games. Our curriculum includes attendance, weather, calendar, pledge of allegiance, colors, shapes, letters, numbers, science, art, multiple themes, and special events. The curriculum is designed to meet the educational, emotional, and physical needs of all children on their level. We also strive to challenge our children through our curriculum. If you wish to discuss the curriculum, please let us know and we will set up an appointment to discuss it.
Arts and Crafts
Children create art work on a daily basis. We also utilize crafts as both artistic expression and for fine motor skills. Preschool and pre-k prepare crafts usually 2/3 times each week. This does not necessarily mean that you will receive 2/3 separate projects. Some projects are involved enough to require 2/3 sessions (usually when both paint and glue are involved). If you have any items that you believe we could use for craft projects, please see a member of management. We’re experts at turning “trash” into crafts.