Child Development Center
Infants (6 weeks- 12mos)
This stimulating environment will include colorful manipulatives that will engage the most curious of babies. Your child will begin to learn about his/her environment by listening to music, exploring toys, watching children around them and interacting with our caring staff. We will adapt to each child’s schedule as we plan feeding, napping, diapering, and play times. We understand that this can be a difficult transition time for both parents and infants, but rest assured that we will create a safe, clean and nurturing environment in which everyone will feel happy and comfortable. On a daily basis you will be provided with a daily news sheet explaining activities and observations as well as important notes.
Young Toddlers (1 year olds)
This room will create the balance between quiet time and play time. Focus will be on developing large muscle skills as well as promoting verbal communication. At this stage, children often imitate sounds and enjoy songs and finger plays, as well as develop their ever growing vocabulary. Children will have the freedom to explore by using their sensory skills.
Older Toddlers (2 year olds)
Make believe will be exciting when the two year olds have the opportunity to pretend and play dress-up. We will encourage language development by reading books, singing songs and learning rhymes. Fine motor skills will be expressed through various art projects and outdoor play will give them the opportunity to exercise their gross motor skills. At this point, we will introduce color, shape, letter and number recognition as their educational curiosities begin to develop.
Preschool (3 year olds)
Imagination sets the stage for our preschool room. Dramatic play, block manipulation, a creative art center and a music and movement center will create a fun atmosphere conducive to learning. We will reinforce colors, shapes, numbers and letters through a myriad of games and activities. Your child will have opportunities to learn alone, in small group, and large groups settings. Your Preschooler will enjoy learning through the “messiness” of sensory explorations.
playing will allow each child to develop socially while the encouragement of self-help skills promotes their independence. The Exceed Curriculum will be implemented as well as our homegrown curriculum which encompasses the Keystone STARS standards and the PA Early Childhood Learning Standards.
Pre-Kindergarten ( 4 year olds)
Your child will be emerged into a room full of exciting adventures. Here we will unleash our creativity through means of story-telling, nature and discovery activities and art projects. We will have the opportunity to “prepare for school” by learning the skills necessary to recognize all of our shapes, colors, numbers, letters,
as well as fine tuning our small motor manipulation abilities. We will thrive on our independence as we write our name, engage in game play with our friends and master self-help skills. The Exceed Curriculum will be implemented as well as our homegrown curriculum which encompasses the Keystone STARS standards and the PA Early Childhood Learning Standards. Little Mates works closely with the Twin Valley School District to ensure our graduating Pr-Kindergarten children possess the necessary skills to begin kindergarten.
Optional Program: Lil' Sports
School-Age Program (Kindergarten-12 years)
Our school-age program will offer the freedom of engaging your child in group play activities, individual activities, and creative art projects. Your school age child will also be provided with time to complete his/her daily homework assignments. Before and after school is time for your child to choose activities that are of interest to them. Games, outdoor play, and social activities will provide your child with favorable options that will not only entertain, but help develop team work, creativity, and a sense of independence. We also provide full day and 1/2 day care when school is not in session. Transportation provided to and from Twin Valley, Robeson, and Honey Brook Elementary Schools.
Summer Camp Program (School Age Children)
“Adventure Camp” is for children from Kindergarten to 12 years of age. We will be actively involved in sports, field trips, arts and crafts and surprise visitors. We hope this program will fill your child’s summer with many memories of an adventure hard to forget.
Pre- K Counts (Qualified families)
Please refer to Pre-K Counts tab for more information on this program.