Exceptional Education

Exceptional Education

Bent Tree07Educational Programs at Bent Tree

Our developmental enrichment program for children ages 18 months through Kindergarten begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Throughout the morning programs, the focus is center-based learning experiences. The afternoon is spent celebrating these experiences as children participate in activities that reinforce the new learning.

Inclusive of our full time program, extended care is offered before and after our daily classes. These extended hours are 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Individual developmental assessments are administered initially and on a yearly basis to determine an individual profile for each child.

The assessment evaluates motor development, cognitive abilities, receptive and expressive language, independent skills, and social and emotional maturation. Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled twice yearly and on an as-needed basis.

Considerations for groups or classes include: chronological age, emotional and social maturations, and readiness for learning. The development of self concept and feelings of worth are enhanced through positive guidance techniques and a stimulating and enriching program for the child.

The pre-academic curriculum is center based for children to freely explore their play environment through thematic subjects that spark creativity and individualization.

Bent Tree19Carefully planned multi-sensory experiences enhance the development and advancement of the whole child. Computers are available in all preschool classrooms, offering the computer technology skills that are essential for productivity in this century. Spanish is part of our daily curriculum offering preschool children exposure to a second language. An outdoor learning environment is provided to facilitate creativity and freedom for large muscle development.

The development of creativity in the child is enhanced through our daily fine arts program. This program emphasizes multi-art media, and the value for the child to experience the “process” of self expression, as opposed to the “product” for adult judgment of success. Music experiences, rich with creativity, rhythm, and body movements are integrated into the daily curriculum.

Vital to the success of the child’s program is the involvement of the parents. Communication notebooks, daily conversations, and scheduled conferences all contribute to the parent and teach working together for optimum development of each child. Snacks and meals are planned by our dietetic consultant and offer healthy choices and appropriate selections for small growing children.

Our menu includes many fresh vegetables, fruits, and the quantity appropriate for each child. Family-style serving encourages the children to actively participate with snacks and meals, and practice daily table and social etiquette.

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