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Now Enrolling 6 weeks to 12 years old

 

 

Darlings Open House and Meet the Teachers

August 16th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

 

 

Dar-lings Learning Adventure“School Age” Summer Camp 2019

 

Our Summer Camp program provides learning and entertainment in a structured but fun way. The kids will go to field trips twice a week. They will have daily science and art projects according to the theme of the week. We have incorporated fun sports and games. Reading sessions with theatre/drama and creative writing are part each week. Every afternoon the kids will have fun and exercise including Sports. Friday fun includes Fashion Dress Day and Wet-N-Wild outdoor activities. Call today for the detailed weekly schedule. Here are the highlights of each week:

Week

Topic

Field trip

Science project

Art project

Sports/Games

June 3-7    

Summer safety

Fire Department Visit

David Chicken Live show

Tornado in a bottle

High five for safety

Rescue Relay

 

June 10-14

 

Aloha Summer

Crazy Magic Show

Sand castle puff paint

Make lei necklace

Water Relay

June 17-21

At the beach

Thomas H2O Park-Water Day

Magic Show

Skittle Experiment

Flip flops

Scavenger Hunt

June 24-28

Ooey Gooey

Ventriloguist

Make Slime

Mud art, Oreo dirt & worms

Egg Toss

July 1-3,5

Stars & Stripes

SciTech Discovery Center

Fireworks in a bottle

Create own flag

Capture the Flag

July 8-12

Health week

Sprouts Market & Clown show

Soap experiment

Food Pyramid & Tooth brush paint

Jump Rope/Heart Rate

July 15-19

Superhero

Dollar Movie

Mind Stretching Fun

Rocket Blast

Invent own super hero

Shipwreck

July 22-26

Community Helpers

The Real Mad Hatters

Market

Grow a Plant

Build Hats

 

Noodle Ball

July 29-Aug 2

Dinosaurs

Perot Museum

Dig Fossils

Dinosaur prints in sand

Scavenger Hunt

Aug 5-9

Olympics

Track & Field Day

Dancing Milk

Tie Dye

Obstacle Course

           
           

Weekly Cost $190 per child, 5 yrs to 12 yrs. Call 972-307-8300 to check Drop in availability

 

 

Our Curriculum Overview

 

The Frog Street Curriculum is aimed at empowering kids by developing their life skills and showing them the importance of having good manners. It is designed around the latest scientific Brain Research and comprises of 52 weeks of easy-to-use activities specially created for children. It engages children to a path of success through read-alouds, math and science explorations, playful music and movement and hands-on learning centers. 

 

 

* Uses early brain development research as the frame work for instruction.

* Offers strong daily routines that develop key social and emotional skills.

*Balances intentional instruction with child-directed play.

*Values individual differences.

*Provides comprehensive, integrated, thematic activities in all domains.

* Encourages Teacher and Child interactions to develop rich oral language & vocabulary as well as strong social & emotional connections.

* Embraces the Joy Of Learning each day!

 

 

We will also utilize the "Your Child Can Read" Early Language Development System.

 

Our teaching methods are inspired by Vygotskian theory. It is 120 years since the Russian Psychologist Lev Vygotsky's birth and to commemorate it 2016 has been declared The Year of Vygotsky. Key to Learning is growing into a very large organization with partners in Poland, Asia (Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and growing), Caribbean, South Africa, Australia, Russia.

 

Language development and social interactions shape up the higher executive functions including attention and Working Memory. We also incorporate the "Key To Learning" educational program from the Vygotskian Developmental Cognitive Curriculum.

 

We promote a non-Montessori teaching/curriculum.

     Infant and Toddler Curriculum

Focuses on the development of children from 6 weeks-18 months. The curriculum begins to address challenging behaviors in developmentally appropriate ways, in-depth guide to the underlying ages and stages, theories, and best practices of the early childhood field. The Curriculum offers activities and equipment designed for development of gross and fine motor coordination, hands on activities are planned and incorporated into our daily routine, focuses on individualized care and attention to build strong foundations of love and security. The curriculum also offers many hands-on opportunities to learn about the world, experience creativity and continue development of gross and fine motor skills. Baby signs will be introduced as well as “Your Baby Can Read” early language development system.

 

Pre-School, Pre-K, & Transitional/Private Kindergarten Curriculum

 

Besides Frog Street Curriculum, there is also a basic reading program called 'Six Easy Steps to Reading' for the four year olds.  There is an excellent phonics program used to develop superior reading skills. Nursery Arts and Crafts is designed to teach children ages 18-24 months colors and shapes and to develop hand-eye coordination.

 

 

 

By age four they will learn to blend phonic sounds, pronounce one and two vowel words and read through as many as 10 books. In addition to writing skills they, develop language & listening skills that include color words, shapes, animals, transportation, countries, community helpers, health, safety, manners and science. Twenty eight poems and finger plays are committed to memory and they will learn their numbers 1-100 and learn basic addition facts.

 

Children at age five will learn number words, the value of coins and dollars, telling time, using the calendar, days of the week, addition facts through 10, beginning subtraction, one-step story problems and counting by twos. Students will study many subjects in science, including seeds, animals and the seashore. They will learn about the weather, the seasons and a health and human biology series. Social studies will include lessons on community helpers, children of the world, and America, our great country. This series will introduce the children to map studies, famous Americans and famous places in America.

 

Through the Kindergarten program children will be reading with amazing proficiency, developing cursive writing skills, learning to use capital letters and periods. Their studies will include health and human biology and the science of earth and space. We are sure that with the "Frog Street" curriculum, your child has one of the essentials necessary for a superior preschool education. We also utilize the “Your Child Can Read” early language development system.

 

We promote a non-Montessori teaching/curriculum.

 

School Age Curriculum

 

The after hours School Age curriculum promotes learning and structured fun. Our teachers help with the homework while promoting attention skills. Creative activities centered on fine arts, language arts, math, physical activities, science and social studies bring these subjects to life. The curriculum reflects standards from national organizations and includes projects that work well for individual children, small groups and large groups. Plus, implements these projects and activities is easy in any setting, even with limited time or materials.

 

Our Summer Camp program consists of field trips, activities, music, arts and crafts, reading and writing, character development, science, social studies, math, media, scrapbooking, cooking projects and different themes throughout the summer.

             



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