Each month brings something new.
Our curriculum is carefully crafted to engage the kids on many levels. It’s a journey that we always take together.
We change our book selection, pretend play area, sensory play, provocations, science area and light table props to match the kids’ interests. We offer a variety of themes but we also respect the kids’ unique personalities and their likes – so we may explore these themes in a different order or spend more/less time on them.
September: All about me: we explore our families, homes, cities and 5 senses. It is a fun way to get to know each other each year.
October: Falling for fall: we look at the changing season and focus on leaves, harvest, scarecrows, pumpkins, apples and of course, Halloween. We go to a farm to learn all about harvest.
November: Community helpers: we talk about thankfulness and learn about our community. We research all about fire stations, restaurants, construction workers and farmers. We go to a fire station, police station or a supermarket to see the behind-the-scenes of our community. We also prepare a Thanksgiving feast.
December: Winter and holidays: we discover what animals do in the winter, talk about snow, bake gingerbread and find out how people celebrate the holidays around the world. We end with a book or cookie exchange.
January: My healthy body: we explore our bodies, from good nutrition and exercise to doctors and dentists. We have a dentist come in to talk to the kids about dental hygiene.
February: Tell me a story: we get lost in fairy tales, nursery rhymes and storybooks. This really depends on the kids interests.
March: All about animals: from pets, farm animals and zoo to the natural habitats of Pacific NW. We go for a hike to a wetland to explore the creatures that live in the water.
April: Destination Imagination: we will really get our imagination fly with space travel, dinosaurs, pirates, knights, engineering and more!
May: Growing a garden: we will learn all about flowers, trees, fruits, vegetables and bugs in the garden. We will release our butterflies and have our mommy-and-me tea party.
June: Water adventure: we’ll embrace the summer with learning about the ocean, fish, boats and beach. We also have a fun end of the year party with a puppet show.
We have a lot of other field trips each year but they keep changing based on kid interests.