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Stimulating Education and Day Care For Your Pre-K Child
- Does your child need full-time day care in Huntington?
- Will your child enter kindergarten during the next school cycle?
- Are you looking for early childhood education that will stimulate your child’s educational progress more than the typical preschool?
Enroll your older 4-year-old child in Rainbow Chimes for a Pre-K program that is full-time and offers children a chance to develop more than in our preschool class. While Preschool and Pre-K classrooms are set up in a similar manner – Art, Block, House, Music, Manipulatives, Math & Science, and Literacy – children in Pre-K are encouraged to go further, process inquiry more deeply, and engage in more creative expression.
Our Early Childhood Educators
Your child deserves to learn from gifted teachers who will bring out the best in them.
Here at Rainbow Chimes, we pride ourselves on bringing only highly qualified teachers to your child’s classroom. Our Pre-K classroom staff are people who possess not only the qualifications, but also the experience and the nurturing personality that will tap into and develop your child’s interest in learning.
- Teachers possess at least a Bachelor’s degree.
- We expect our teachers to prepare children for their upcoming kindergarten experience, both socially and academically.
- At the same time, these professionals create a playful atmosphere for “learning by happily doing.”
- Teaching staff to pre-K student ratios are maintained at 1:7.
- Additional staff may be summoned as needed via closed-circuit cameras and intercoms.
Reporting on Your Pre-K Child’s Day
Peace of mind comes from knowing that activities and incidents are documented throughout the day.
Our staff is trained to collect anecdotes for each child daily to add to their documentation of your child’s development. We don’t leave your child’s progress to chance, and you’ll be able to track their progress, too, through our reports. Here’s what you can expect to receive from us:
- Anecdotal notes
- Day-to-day conversations
- In-depth, formal parent-staff conferences
- Informal messages
- Pictures shared with parents via internet uploads to a password-protected account
Closed-Circuit Camera Monitoring
We don’t expect you to exercise blind trust that your child is safe.
All activity in our Pre-K classrooms is recorded and monitored through the use of closed-circuit cameras. Intercoms in every classroom allow administrators and security personnel to communicate with classroom staff. In the event of an emergency or incident where a teacher requires assistance, they can easily summon help.
Engaging Pre-K Curriculum
Let your Pre-K child learn more about the world around them.
Here at Rainbow Chimes Daycare, we use the High Scope Curriculum in order to foster your child’s development. Your child is at an age where true learning will only take place if they want to learn. If they are enjoying themselves, if they don’t realize that this is not play, their minds will behave like little sponges. That is exactly what the High Scope Curriculum accomplishes for your child. It details a clear and comprehensive blueprint that guides each child about what they want to explore and work on each day. Each child is encouraged to discover more complex planning skills and they do that by repeating the following daily cycle:
- Patient and creative planning.
- Carrying out the plan during work time.
- Recalling what s/he has done.
Children grow in their their ability to make strategic decisions and actions through this process, and they incorporate that naturally into their style of thinking, doing, and feeling. Children may change their plans at any time in order to do something else of interest to them, and they freely interact with others to build on their plan and work in a cooperative setting.
As in the preschool setting, this progressive, cognitively-oriented (non-rote) curriculum provides an active learning experience around 58 key development indicators that form the basis of expanding inquiry, knowledge, and capability. We explore topics in greater depth, including literacy, numbers, and nature/science.
Not only will your child be learning, they will be creating artistic, expressive written and pictorial portfolios of what they learned. This provides ample evidence of growth and skills mastered, but just as importantly, it reflects the joy children had in the making of their experiences.
A Classroom Optimized for Learning
The environment that surrounds the learners should promote, not detract, from learning.
A classroom that is clean and bright is a better learning environment than one that is cluttered and distracting. In your child’s Pre-K classroom, we have created a room that features appropriate furnishings and easily-accessed supplies for each task. Here’s what your child can expect to find:
- Art materials
- Table toys
- Musical instruments
- Prop boxes
- Real materials from home and nature
Each classroom has an attached bathroom and hand-washing sink that is easily monitored by attending staff. Floors and rugs are cleaned every day, and toys and furnishings are washed and inspected on a strict schedule to ensure both cleanliness and continued suitability for use.
Our AdventureScapes Playground
Going outside brings your child incremental gains in physical coordination and stamina.
Our big, wonderful playscape is sure to be a magical land of adventure to your Pre-K child. It is specially-designed to encourage interaction and socialization, as well as large-motor development. The AdventureScape boasts a fort, ship, and castle with climbing wall, slides, and bridges. Other playground amenities include a patio and easels for outdoor art, music station, swings, playhouses, sandbox, and cycle-track.
In the summer, the running and ball field also allows for water-play. Children go outside to play every day unless the weather is inclement.
Your full-time, older 4-year-old will greatly enjoy the opportunity to be part of the Rainbow Chimes Pre-K program.
Enrollment is limited to just one class group, and slots are claimed early. Call today to arrange a tour: 631-427-6300.
“They provided us with detailed reports on what our kids were doing each day so you felt that even though you weren’t there with your children you were able to know how their day went and whether they said a couple of words, or at school age did other things.” – Robyn Drucker