Our curriculum has been developed and fine tuned over the years. We provide the children with the basics of "learning how to learn" which gives them a strong foundation. Equally as important, we provide each child with the socialization skills necessary for entering elementary school.
Little People's Landing "Thematic Curriculum" has been designed to enrich all of the areas of a child's development. Our curriculum is theme based. The themes change each week and correlates to the concepts that are being taught on a weekly basis. Little People's Landing focuses on the needs of children in each area of development - Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Social. Children will learn and develop through exploration and play. This makes each week of the year new and exciting.
The children will experience many different activities, some teacher directed and some child directed. The children will explore and experience music activities, math activities, science activities, dramatic play activities, construction and block play activities, manipulative activities, literacy activities, circle time, art activities, sand and water activities, gross motor activities, and fine motor activities. All children will use a variety of media to encourage exploration and imagination. Just look at our Thematic Curriculum Calendar to see the wide variety of themes that encompass historic, social, and general knowledge topics.
Parents will get feedback on their children by way of progress reports, evaluations, and parent/teacher conferences. The information below will help you build an understanding of what your child does in his or her classroom each day. We encourage you to read the information, and then you'll be able to ask your child with confidence, "What did you do in school today?"
- Literacy development helps children build an understanding of language and literature. It includes listening, speaking, reading and writing activities. These activities help build skills in areas such as communication, vocabulary, letter recognition, and comprehension. Story time is designed to help children develop an appreciation and enjoyment of literature.
- Math activities include hands-on and real life experiences. They also help children develop awareness of numbers, geometry, patterns, measurement, and graphs.
- Manipulative activities help children improve visual perception, hand-eye coordination, as well as problem solving and social skills.
- Circle time is a group gathering during which the day's plans, ideas, and observations are shared. Circle activities are designed to stimulate children's thinking, enrich their social skills, and expand their attention spans.
- Art activities help children creatively express their thoughts and feelings. They help reinforce fine motor skills and concept development in areas such as colors, shapes, and size relationships.
- Dramatic play activities help children express themselves, practice life skills, improve social skills, increase self-esteem, build vocabulary, and solve problems. And dramatic play is just plain fun.
- Music activities promote children's listening skills, creative expression, and social skills. In music, children can explore sound, volume, tempo, and rhythm.
- Science activities offer children many hands-on opportunities for observation, exploration, investigation, making decisions, and experimentation.
- Sand and water activities allow children to experiment with textures and the properties of different substances. These activities also promote the development of other skills, such as math, science, and language.
- Block play helps children improve visual perception, hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity, imagination, as well as problem solving and social skills.