Dual Language Classrooms
6 weeks to 11 months
M.A.R.S. Early Learning academy teachers understand that each child is different, therefore they learn differently. We are committed to fostering a stimulating environment where your infant will be nurtured and engaged in developmentally appropriate activities. Our infant room is licensed for up to 8 infants with a 1:4 teacher-child ratio. We will work closely with parents to develop a consistent schedule that will emulate their home schedule.
Our nurturing and experienced teachers will create responsive daily routines and meaningful learning experiences. Our teachers take the time to develop an understanding of your child's personality and developmental needs. The infant program provides the following for your child:
> Visual experiences through colorful toys and images
> Language development through music and interactive play
> Gross and fine motor skill development through educational toys and experiences
> Cognitive skills as little ones develop memory retention and learn to recognize sounds
> Emotional skills as infants feel safe in their environment and develop attachments
> Social skills as the child learns to recognize familiar faces and play with others and develop early friendships
12 to 35 month
M.A.R.S. Early Learning academy’s experienced educators will build off children’s natural curiosity and interests to promote hands-on investigative learning. The children will be introduced to hands-on study explorations, while still maintaining responsive routines and caregiving. We have two toddler rooms that are both licensed for 7 toddlers with a 1:7 teacher-to-child ratio.
We have a large Toddler classroom that will accommodate separating age groups.
ages 1 - 2 1/2 years (35 months)
Our toddler program enhances and responds to your child at every level of development. Our curriculum consists of weekly theme-based lesson plans. We have structured planned activities to meet the needs of each child. This supports the children's abilities and interests through fun and play. They begin learning the beginning stages of math, science, reading and creative skills along with their motor skills.
Our Toddler Program is based on the knowledge that children are natural learners and learn best in an environment where they can develop curiosity and always feel safe and loved.
Recognizing that Toddlers are full of energy and excitement, we have created a learning space that enriches the senses, promotes active exploration and stimulates cognitive development. Toddlers foster their independence as they make choices relevant to their interests while developing fine motor, listening and speaking skills and problem-solving strategies. Our developmentally appropriate activities keep our little ones moving, imitating and talking!
Our learning centers - Reading, Dramatic Play, Creative Art, Sensory, Cognitive, Block Play/Construction and Science- are filled with rich play experiences and provide opportunities for toddlers to develop a sense of the world around them. As they become more active, our educators introduce fun, physical activities that develop gross-motor skills and encourage coordination, balance and muscle control, both inside the classroom and in our outdoor environment.
Everything in our Toddler classrooms has been designed to be at their level and size and this promotes independence and encourages socialization. Your toddler’s daily routine will include alphabet, songs, poems, stories, nursery rhymes and an introduction to early language, math and science through large and small group activities.
Our toddlers are given positive encouragement throughout the day with hugs, smiles, and kind words.
We respect each child's attitude and needs to model positive interactions with each other. Empathy is encouraged, friendships are nurtured, and self help skills are supported. The weekly theme-based lesson plans create a child oriented learning environment.
3 to 5 years
Pre-School 3 to 4 years
M.A.R.S. Early Learning academy’s experienced educators are committed to helping students succeed academically and in life. They will teach them to be creative, confident thinkers by providing them with opportunities for hands-on exploration and discovery that help build lifelong critical thinking skills and foster confidence.
Our Preschool (3 - 3 ½) classroom will focus on the students Social-Emotional: Regulating their own emotions and behaviors, Language: Using language to express thoughts and needs, Physical: Demonstrating gross-motor manipulative skills, and cognitive: problem solving, engaging in class activities, and being able to recognize and recall.
At this age children are very eager to learn. We provide them with our proven curriculum that promotes positive development in every skill. Daily schedules and routines keep consistency and help build trust is necessary from this age group. Outdoor playtime is given everyday (weather permitting).
Our learning centers – Reading, Dramatic Play, Creative Art, Sensory, Manipulatives and Fine Motor, Cognitive (Math, Language, Science, Social Studies), Block Play/Construction and Science- capitalize on children’s natural sense of inquiry and discovery through hands-on exploration while fostering literacy, numeracy, science and social skills.
Our Phonics program promotes early literacy concepts such as alphabet knowledge, phonemic awareness, early reading and pre-writing skills. Preschoolers are introduced to letter sounds and formation, blending sounds to create words, identifying sounds in words and developing a sight word vocabulary.
Our educators understand and acknowledge that at this age individual identity is beginning to develop. Children are encouraged to identify their own feelings as well as empathize with the feelings of others. We teach with an emphasis on self-expression and self-direction while at the same time learning to follow rules and directions.
Kindergarten-Prep 4 to 5 Years
Classrooms educators will plan engaging activities around core academic subjects such as Math, Arts, Reading, Science, and Technology. This class environment will be more structured which allows the lesson plans to meet the learning objectives. The students will be engaged in active play and hands-on learning.
Our goals are to provide a strong educational foundation for children and prepare them for kindergarten and the world beyond. We accomplish this by providing enriching, caring, and a creative environment where children learn through the joy of play and adventure of hands-on-play.
These stimulating experiences offer children the opportunity to explore their environment and practice skills within a classroom setting, shared with their peers. In a loving atmosphere, we guide children to reach their full potential to become problem solvers who are self-reliant, confident, respectful, compassionate and responsible. We are sensitive to developing each unique child, and we seek to instill a lifelong love of learning.
· Pre-K Enrichment
· STEM Enrichment
· Literacy Enrichment
· Math & Arts Enrichment
· Family Engagement Academy
· Professional Development Workshops for Teachers
builds children's confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills,
through hands-on, project based investigations.
We use the following for our instructional materials:
· The Creative Curriculum for Infants
· The Creative Curriculum for Toddlers & Twos
· The Creative Curriculum for Preschool