Perhaps no choice is as difficult as the one regarding education and care for your toddler. Our trained staff understands that toddlers need a warm, positive relationship with adults to feel secure and develop a sense of trust. Our staff will respond to his or her needs, by playing, talking, and interacting with each of our tiny tots. In this safe, nurturing environment toddlers blossom by experiencing the world around them. You will be pleased with the atmosphere and our highly qualified staff. We can assure you that with all of us working together, your toddler will be loved, well cared for, and flourish in our toddler room.
Key Developmental Areas of Toddlers
The nurturing and stimulating environment of our toddler room supports all areas of a child’s development. When your child first enrolls in our program, he or she may be at the following milestones:
Gets from lying to sitting to crawling positions
Uses stationary objects to pull self into standing position
Walks while holding onto objects
Uses the pincer grasp
Uses nonverbal gestures to communicate
Uses simple exclamations
Identifies the correct picture with a verbal prompt
Feeds self with the fingers
Displays emotional attachment to parents and caregivers
By the time your child reaches age three and is ready to move on to our preschool program, he or she may be displaying the following developmental advancements:
Takes turns playing games
Understands concept of “mine” and “yours”
Follows multistep instructions
Says own name and names of common objects
Engages in two-to-three sentence conversations
Grasps pencils and crayons, and copies circle shapes
Turns book pages easily
Identifies and names colors
Retells favorite stories
Give your toddler the gift of high-quality early childhood education at CKC in Miami Gardens, FL. Call us today at 305-623-9130 to request enrollment information.
The preschool classroom is generally a lively environment where kids play, explore, and lay the foundation for their future academic experiences. At the preschool age, children are excited to learn in an active environment with a group setting, where new social and learning experiences abound. At Celebrity Kids Club, children in our preschool classrooms are exposed to a wide range of subject areas with experienced teachers skilled in guiding the intellectual, emotional, and social growth of young students. Learn more about our preschool program and the benefits of choosing our school for your child’s early education.
Why Preschool is Important
Preschool is a formative time for young students since it takes place at an age when children are capable of learning lots of new information each day. Preschool-aged kids are also developing their social skills, so it is important to have frequent interaction with peers to build friendships and learn to work cooperatively. Here’s a closer look at the specific areas where preschool is monumental to your child’s development and future academic success:
Social development – Many lessons in the preschool are taught in a group setting, as kids are encouraged to share materials, work together, and communicate effectively to complete projects. This social learning environment can be integral to your child’s confidence and communication skills.
Pre-Academic Skills – While much of the curriculum in preschool is taught through play and movement, it is still very important for the development of academic skills in the more traditional classroom environment of grade school. Children begin to learn the building blocks of writing, reading, math, and science through fun and exciting games and presentations that will keep their attention with age-appropriate content that will be fundamental for learning on a deeper level later on.
Gaining independence – The first day of preschool may be a big landmark for both you and your child since it will be your child’s introduction into the school environment, where he or she will grow as an individual and gain the skills needed to become independent.
What Children Do in Preschool
Our preschool educators will offer students a variety of activities during the day in the subject areas of literature, drama, dance, computers, and sign-language, in addition to the fundamental curriculum that will build skills for future learning. Many activities will include social interaction, but kids will also have the chance to work on their own to explore subjects that interest them most.
To learn more about the benefits of choosing CKC for your child’s education or to schedule a tour, give us a call at 305-623-9130.
You may have heard the term “pre-kindergarten” or “Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK)” before, but many parents aren’t familiar with the purpose or benefits of pre-k. Pre-kindergarten programs are daily classes and activities specifically designed for pre-kindergarteners, typically around age four. These activities, while fun and creative, are focused on preparing attendees for future success in their academic endeavors. Pre-K activities include projects, games, and experiences that teach pre-reading, pre-math, pre-language, and pre-social skills, encouraging children to find wonder in the world around them and develop enjoyment in the learning process. Activities may also promote both teamwork or independent thought, as well as problem-solving, categorization, and mental focus. Overall, studies have consistently shown that children who attend pre-k develop better math and reading skills during their first few years of school than those who don’t have the benefit of these structured and supportive programs at home. From age four to five, children undergo remarkable growth across all developmental areas. Pre-K education supports a child’s physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development. Every child progresses at a unique pace, but in general, you can expect a four-year-old to be at the following milestones:
Gross motor skills - Your child can run in a relatively controlled manner, hop on one foot, and do somersaults. Your child can bounce, catch, and throw a ball. Your child can bathe, dress, comb hair, and brush teeth with minimal assistance.
Fine motor skills - Your child can copy basic shapes, use dining utensils, and print some letters. Your child can use child-safe scissors to cut on a line.
Language and literacy - Your child has about a 1,500-word vocabulary and can speak in sentences that are relatively complex. Your child can recognize some letters and familiar word signs, such as a “stop” sign.
Cognitive development - Your child understands the concept of past, present, and future, and can usually understand the differences between fantasy and reality. Your child can compare larger and smaller objects, recognize patterns, and begin to think logically.
Socio-emotional development - Your child can share, take turns, and cooperate with others. Your child can begin to express feelings verbally.
Enroll Your Child in Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK)
Pre-kindergarten daycare programs allow you and your young child to prepare for the transition of attending school as he grows older. Celebrity Kids Club is dedicated to helping your child build a healthy foundation for future success through voluntary pre-kindergarten in Miami Gardens. Each day of our pre-k program is designed to include your child in his/her educational and personal growth at an early age, setting the stage for a lifetime of excitement about learning and a positive sense of self-worth.
Preschoolers are active young learners who learn by activating their senses. At CKC, we provide an early childhood education curriculum that supports a preschooler’s need to explore. Your child will be busy learning both indoors and outdoors.
Preschoolers work on their gross motor skills in our large, well-equipped secure playground. Running, jumping, and climbing in a safely supervised area are crucial activities for physical development, including skills such as balance and coordination.
Preschoolers need a language-rich environment to support their rapidly growing vocabularies. Our early childhood educators guide young learners in practicing their listening, speaking, and pre-reading skills through fun songs and engaging picture books.
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