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Age Group: Beginners: 18+ months
Age Group: Jr. Preschool: 2 years old by first day of school
Age Group: Preschool: 3 years old by first day of school & potty trained
Age Group: Pre-K- 4 years old by first day of school & potty trained
It is our goal to promote a physical, social, emotional and intellectual foundation needed to foster a positive learning environment for all children on our campus. Students will explore using all senses in learning as they discover the world around them. Tykes provides a developmentally appropriate structured environment where children are encouraged to practice making decisions which fosters independence and problem solving skills allowing for us to provide an intentionally loving, Christian atmosphere.
We employ educated Early Childhood Teachers. Our teachers demonstrate longevity and loyalty to Cornerstone. Teachers attend at least 24+ hours of annual ECE training and maintain state licensing requirements. There are at least 2 teachers in each classroom, keeping our ratios lower than the State of Nevada Child Care Licensing requires. Low ratios allow for relationship building, higher safety standards & high quality learning environments.
We offer an emerging curriculum involving differentiation, process art, science & sensory experiences, fine & gross motor development, math, writing and early literacy. We also integrate the State of Nevada Infant & Toddler Guidelines & State of Nevada Pre-Kindergarten Guidelines into our weekly Lesson Plans.
Tykes has created a unique Bible Curriculum, consisting of Bible stories based on Fruits of the Spirit that are interwoven with our social/emotional curriculum. This curriculum is used in all of our age groups and focuses on developing Christ-like character traits.
We use the Pre-K Engage New York Math curriculum alongside the Handwriting without Tears as our handwriting and phonics curriculum. We offer (not required) homework for Preschool and Pre-K students who would like the opportunity to practice skills at home.
Tykes Preschool has also created its very own Social Emotional curriculum focusing on self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making. Each one of these learning objectives are tied to Nevada State standards.
We use the above mentioned curriculum and differentiate our activities based on individual needs. We are able to meet each child where they are at, and challenge them academically while also fostering their social-emotional skills. We provide a loving and safe environment to promote whole-child development.
Tykes Preschool implements the philosophy of Love & Logic in all of our classrooms. Each teacher is trained in these principles using empathy while providing natural consequences. This helps children grow and learn through their mistakes while promoting self-help and regulation skills.
A Sneak Peek into what Love and Logic is about….
Shared Control – Gain control by giving away the control you don’t need or don’t have
Shared Decision Making – Provide opportunities for children to do more of the thinking and decision making with limits.
Consequences & Empathy – An absence of anger allows children to think and learn from their mistakes.
Self-Concept – Increased self-concept leads children to improved behavior and success.
There are 2 general rules in Love & Logic….
We offer Love and Logic training each year for our parents and staff. We encourage families to attend the training series at least once in order to partner together and bridge the gap from home to school. Expectations are set so that children will gain independence and responsibility for their choices.
We encourage a respectful and open dialogue with the families we serve. Through daily and weekly communication, we aim to involve parents in their children’s day to day experiences. Our goal is to provide a campus where parents, teachers and administrators partner together to ensure the success of each student we serve. Some of the tools we use to help communicate are as follows: