Because we know that babies begin learning at birth, our program supports the child's needs to be nurtured and loved. Individualized care is given through cuddling, singing, and talking to your child. We encourage our babies to communicate with us by playing some of their favorite games like pat-a-cake and peek-a-boo.
Sleeping and feedings are individualized to coincide with your schedule at home. Until your child is fifteen months of age, we follow your written diet plan. We work with you to continually update the feeding plan as your child grows and changes foods.
We do require a current physical and a copy of immunizations record before and throughout your enrollment at Heritage Children's Academy.
We refer to our young toddlers (12-18 months) as "Climbers", and our older toddlers (18-24 months) as "Adventurers". We know how they love to climb and explore absolutely everything, so we provide an environment with activities to satisfy their need for play exploration. Each day they develop their small and large muscles by engaging in numerous physical activities.
Our wonderful two year old's are affectionately know as the "Wee-Schoolers". Throughout the year, they are guided as they become more independent and eager learners. Diverse social opportunities and hands-on experiences, guided by our supportive and encouraging staff, are provided to build confidence and feed their natural curiosity, in addition to fostering a love of learning.
The preschool years lay the foundation for future successes in the school environment and therefore bring about more structured learning. With this in mind, we use a curriculum program called "Funshine Express." The academic focus is on letter and number recognition as well as introducing basic literacy, science and math skills.
Social preparation includes opportunities for large and small group interaction as well as time to explore individual interests. The day is planned carefully to allow children the freedom to choose from a variety of activities that are planned to develop age-appropriate skills.
We believe that children who enter school prepared will become confident in their ability to achieve in educational settings. With this in mind, we use a kindergarten readiness curriculum program called "Open the World of Learning" (OWL), in combination with "Letterland" to accommodate the learning needs of our four year olds.
They leave use well prepared to excel in kindergarten and beyond.