Young children are naturally curious and motivated to learn. They may not learn the same way or at the same pace. They may not have the same motivation or even the same interests and that’s ok. Learning is about understanding, so we use a hands-on approach to teaching and work with the children based on their individual needs. We make learning fun through games, learning centers, science experiments, stories, imaginary play and so many other exciting and enriching activities. Learning should be a way for students to make sense of the world around them.

Some of the topics we explore and learn about are:

  • All About Me
  • Animals & Habitats
  • The 5 Senses
  • Emotions
  • Community Workers
  • Nutrition
  • Dinosaurs
  • Transportation
  • Health & Safety
  • Manners
  • Holidays
  • Seasons
  • Marine Animals
  • Around The World

The curriculum at Wind ‘n Willow is based on a thematic approach.

Miss Rose’s Class

TWO YEAR OLD TODDLER PROGRAM
“THE EARLY YEARS”

Starting at 18 Months

The Early Years toddler program is a discovery based and thematic learning experience which enhances the child’s social/emotional, physical and intellectual development. Our 2-year-olds are learning to socialize, to share, to follow directions and make new friends. We also work with the children on their language skills. We play games and do exercises to help strengthen their muscle formation to increase their oral skills for proper speech development. In this class, the children are learning their ABC’s, colors, shapes, and numbers. We have fun with our seasons and the holiday celebrations. Art, book stories, music, singing, dancing, and outdoor play (weather permitting) are always part of our day.

Miss Angela’s Class

THREE YEAR OLD PROGRAM

In our 3-year-old classroom, we look to develop and broaden the interests of our students through our monthly thematic lessons and other enriching experiences. The children in this class will explore such themes as health & safety, Community Workers, Animals and their habitats , the Five Senses, bees, butterflies & birds and emotions just to name a few. They will learn name recognition, their address and phone number. We continually work on our letter sounds to start to develop the foundation for reading and spelling. Phonics is part of our everyday routine. Our 3-year-olds will begin tracing their letters and numbers as we work on acquiring their writing skills and number concepts .We work in learning centers every day and our center activities change with different monthly themes.  Art, book stories, Music, Singing, dancing and outdoor play (weather permitting) are always a part of our day.

Miss Gina’s Class

FOUR YEAR OLD PRE-K PROGRAM

Our 4-year-old program will provide your child with the necessary skills needed to prepare them for a healthy transition into kindergarten. They work in interest areas such as the block, cars & truck center and a child favorite, their dramatic play center. The children also work in learning centers that are divided up into Literacy, Math, Science, and Manipulative. We introduce letters and sounds phonetically to develop the foundation for early reading and spelling.  Writing skills and number concepts are strengthened in this class as well as comprehension to stories read to them in school. We discuss the calendar, weather, seasons, and love working on our computers. We have a Spanish word of the week and enjoy learning a new language.  Our 4’s will focus on themes such as All about me, Christopher Columbus, Solar System, land animals and their habitats, Marine animals and Oceans, Health Safety and dinosaurs just to name a few. Music, singing, dancing and outdoor play (weather permitting) are always a part of our day. A Cap and Gown Graduation Ceremony to celebrate your child’s achievements ends our school year in mid-June. A three to five day schedule is advised in this class to help your child make a healthy transition into kindergarten.

Play is one of the most profound means available to children for refining & integrating their knowledge. 

OUR EVENTS

Special Events provide opportunities for parents, children and teachers to connect with one another.
Children are provided with an educational experience while having fun. Some of these events include:

Wind ‘n Willow Orientation
Picture Day
Pumpkin Patch
Halloween Party and Parade
Thanksgiving Feast
Visit from Santa
Winter Holiday Party
Chinese New Year
Valentine’s Day Celebration
Pajama Day
St. Patrick’s Day
Spring Party and Parade
Mother’s Day Tea
Father’s Day Celebration
Spring Picnic
Field Day
Moving Up and Graduation Ceremonies

Our Activities & Learning Centers

  • Computers
  • Literacy
  • Counting and Numbers
  • Blocks
  • Dramatic Play
  • Circle Time
  • Music/Movement
  • Story Time
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Clay/ Play Dough
  • Gross Motor Activities
  • Water & Sand Play
  • Manipulatives
  • Outdoor Time
  • Sensory Activities
  • Painting

A variety of individual and group activities are available for hands on exploration.