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Stepping Stones is devoted to nourishing the physical, intellectual, emotional and social growth of each child in an enticing environment of self-discovery. We endeavor to provide the young toddlers continuity with familiar activities which help them to build their abilities in each domain. Hands-on activities provide developmentally appropriate pre-reading, pre-math, science and literacy experiences. Social skills are emphasized; this is an age where children are still relatively “me-centered” and so one goal is to help the children become more aware of others’ feelings and needs. We also work on way children can effectively express their own feelings and needs. We also provide opportunities to teach them different languages including Mandarin, Spanish and sign language.
We use creative curriculum as our guide and ITER as our assessment tool so that we can always observe and see our setting is appropriate for our class.
Each month we follow our school theme and come up with our own age appropriate activities targeted for our age group. Although they are only 18 month to 2 1/2, they learn very fast.
We use Brightwheel to communicate to our parents and also share videos and pictures. We record everything on this app. so parents can have the first hand information throughout the day.