Our programs are designed to meet the needs of both children and families through specific goals and objectives. We focus on building off of the strengths of each child, taking advantage of every teachable moment.
Infant Room: 6 Weeks-12 Months
Older Infants Room: 12 Months-18 Months
St. Vincent DePaul Daycare follows the Creative Curriculum for Infants for programming purposes. The curriculum focuses on staff building responsive relationships with the children and families. It also focuses on staff creating environments that offer aa variety of experiences that interest and engage children, and then carefully observe how each child react to a situation before decide whether and how to intervene.
In addition, our program for infants sets its pace around the needs and unique differences in each child. The care the infants receive from our teachers goes far and beyond the basic needs. The classroom staff is responsible for planning and enhancing the interaction and activates of the infant's behavior. Our skilled staff members will assist the infants in establishing trust, tackling motor tasks, introducing language and helping them begin to understand their new world!
Older Infant Room
Younger Toddler Room: 18 Months- 2 Years
Older Toddler Room: 2 Years
St. Vincent DePaul Daycare center utilizes the Creative Curriculum for Toddlers as their framework for planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate program. The focus is on staff building responsive relationships with he children and their families. Our staff creates and environment that offers a variety of enriching experiences that interest and engage the children. in this way, the staff assists the children's growth and learning process.
In addition, when providing a program for our toddlers our staff understands that toddlers learn more by doing than being told. Toddlers discover their world on a physical level, so it is expected that they will prefer walking, climbing, carrying objects, dumping, or dropping objects to just sitting and playing within a designated area. Our toddler staff is prepared to be flexible and spontaneous because toddlers are active explorers and are eager to try new things!
Older Toddler Classroom
Three and Four Year Old Program
Pre-K: 3 Years
Preschool: 4 Years
St. Vincent DePaul utilizes the Creative Curriculum for the Early Childhood Classroom to provide comprehensive framework for planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate program.
Our center recognizes that preschoolers are the most responsive to activities in which they are involved in a "hands on" manner. Our classroom staff design their classroom environments with learning centers which encourages children to freely choose whether to participate or not and for how long.
The preschool curriculum include activities centering on communication, science, math, social studies, music, large and fine motor development. We also include and enrichment program that includes field trips and visitors is offered.
Our preschool also participates in the Second Step curriculum which enhances the preschoolers social-emotional growth.