We have many enrichment programs that develop the child holistically whether it be sports, music, technology or community, your child will find something that he or she will love.
Civic Engagement- Preschool Fours and Fives
The students at Ann and Andy understand that they are valued members of a community, not only within the child care center, but within the cities where they live. Annual classroom visits from the Fairview Fire Department and Community Healthcare professionals, help our students to understand how the world around them works. Our annual food and toy drive help students learn how their efforts can impact the community. Finally, our Prekindergarten Senior Center Visitation program helps our students to understand that their actions can have a positive impact on other people's health, mood and overall well-being.
With a variety of music, props and LeapSmart's exclusive Action Cards each Creative Movement program is a joyful and educational movement experience. LeapSmart teachers guide the children on a journey that inspires their imaginations and channels their energy in a productive way. With new and exciting curriculum each day, children focus on problem solving, teamwork, body awareness, balance, stretching, coordination and movement invention. Curriculums are designed to focus on the cognitive, social, physical and psychological development of preschoolers.
LeapTastic Gymnastics- Threes and Fours
A creative approach to teaching the discipline and excitement of this wonderful sport. Children learn basic gymnastic skills, progressions, circuits and vocabulary while improving their strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and confidence. Children also practice important listening and safety skills while working independently and as a team on a variety of specialized preschool gymnastics equipment.
Yoga Adventures- Three and Fours
An inventive approach to yoga through active games, music, props and LeapSmart’s exclusive Yoga Cards. Children gain body awareness, strength, flexibility, focus and relaxation. The imagery of Yoga is woven into a variety of both calm and energetic activities that delight and challenge boys and girls with such activities as Yoga obstacle courses, partnering and Yoga freeze dance! Children gain confidence and self-control while learning how to focus, relax and breath.
Talk n Drum is a researched based multi sensory method to teach ESL, Spanish and Italian, with sign language included in every lesson, through drumming, movement and singing original songs in the target language and sign. Strategically combined activities energize and emphasize creative thinking and self expression so students (18 months - 6 yrs.) make sensory and cognitive connections to learn conceptually. It is a language and music ‘experience’ that raises awareness of sound and rhythm of speech on a visual, kinesthetic and auditory level. The TnD method develops logical thinking by teaching inference and cognitive skills, and raises the child’s awareness of his/her own unique learning process. It teaches listening skills as it develops eye-hand coordination and motor skills through instrument playing. Specially composed TnD songs teach words and complete phrases in the target language as they teach tonal intervals, rhythmic patterns and the dynamics of music. The most important lesson TnD teaches is that learning anything can be fun!
Our weekly preschool Happy Feet classes are only 30 minutes and take place at your child’s preschool only once a week, during the day while you work. These will not interfere with their classroom learning time. These sessions will include highly structured soccer activities not only with a soccer ball, but also many other fun “props” that are sure to please.
During each and every class, we make sure that every child is having a fantastic time while also developing essential physical skills along the way.
The Holistic Kids program is designed to help children, ages 3-10 years old develop lifetime healthy habits and promote a genuine sense of wellness. The program goes beyond nutrition education and teaches children to support both their body and mind with 6 simple practices. Join me to discover the secret to whole health for life.
We provide i-Pads and computer learning in our Preschool classrooms.
Our Librarian comes and reads to our children Toddlers and up every other Friday.