At Skipwith, we provide infants with love and support as they reach those first milestones.
Infants experience tremendous growth and development during the first two years. Smiles, coos, and babbles are the beginnings of language development and are shared often between an infant and his or her primary caregiver as they sing, read, play, and share quiet moments throughout the day.
INDIVIDUALIZED LEARNING EXPERIENCES
Your infant’s specifically trained teachers design individual lesson plans specifically for your child that support emotional, physical, and cognitive growth. This promotes brain development and allows your baby to learn about his or her world.
A LOVING ENVIRONMENT
We truly believe your child will learn best in a loving environment. We implement this philosophy into everything we do, from the materials in the classroom to loving interactions. In our Baby Steps program, your infant will take his or her first steps down the path to a lifetime of learning.
As a parent in the Toddler Explorers program you will be given daily communication about your child’s day. We welcome suggestions and participation in our program. Written reports are provided to parents every evening. Explorer family events are planned frequently to highlight class projects and activities that are based upon the emerging interests of the toddlers. Learning is also documented in each child’s portfolio and shared with parents during scheduled conferences so you can be an active part in your child’s early education.
Explorer teachers will nurture and guide your toddler as he or she develops a sense of self. Continuity of care is an essential ingredient in creating a safe and secure learning environment for each child. Toddlers have a natural desire to explore and discover. Our experienced and well-trained teachers understand this as they encourage the children in their care to investigate materials in the classroom exploration centers. Your Explorer will be familiar with his or her daily routine and thrive in this specially designed environment.
When your toddler comes to Skipwith, he or she will have many opportunities with which to be engaged. When you look into a busy Explorers classroom, you will see toddlers painting, singing and dancing to music, pouring water at the sensory table, stacking blocks, placing objects on a peg board, playing in the pretend kitchen and turning pages of a board book in their library. On our specially designed outdoor space you will see active toddlers that are running, climbing, scooting, and tossing balls.