The Nursery Program
Ages 18 Months - 4.5 Years
We offer parents a challenging and interactive Nursery program to ready children for the journey of Kindergarten. In a bright and cheerful setting we have developed an engaging and entertaining program for children from the ages of 2 and a half to five years of age.
Our goal in the nursery program is to provide children with the confidence they require to flourish in their school program. Children who are prepared for the kindergarten environment approach it with interest and enthusiasm. It is our belief that students who spend a year in a positive learning atmosphere make the transition to the classroom comfortably and confidently.
Entering Kindergarten is exciting for both children and parents and Divine Care Academy's Nursery School environment provides academic preparation for the transition into school. Cultivating and nurturing the imagination of children encourages them to explore and create. At the same time they are developing fine and gross motor skills. We invite students into a classroom setting to help them prepare for kindergarten. Short periods away from parents set children up for successful transfer to the longer school day with teachers and peers.
How Does Divine Care Academy Provide High Quality Care?
Our program is full of soft carpets, quiet areas, comforting family photos, colorful toys, and exciting learning materials. Effective teachers design classrooms that are organized and familiar which encourage children's learning.
Play spaces are organized by interest areas. For example, there are areas with materials for quiet play and more active play. Toddlers can play alone or in small groups. Children have many opportunities for active play. The play equipment is safe and challenging for toddlers. We have 3 options for physical play ensuring children are physically active even during bad weather days. Teachers read intriguing stories to children and provide sturdy board books for toddlers to look at. The books reflect the children's languages, cultures, and families.
Toddlers love to move—climbing, jumping, dancing! Teachers offer your child many ways to be active, both indoors and outdoors. They also provide materials and activities that interest children his age and help improve his hand coordination, like scribbling with crayons and stacking toys.
Cognitive development is your child's ability to make sense of the world around him. It includes memory, language, thinking, and reasoning. Classrooms are set up so toddlers can learn to how to solve problems by sorting objects, doing puzzles, taking things apart and fitting them back together, and so much more! Teachers offer children a range of activities and experiences that inspire and challenge them.
Teachers are trained to spend a lot of time talking to children so that they learn how words should sound and how conversations go back and forth. They read books with simple stories and use songs, rhymes, and finger plays that have repeating patterns.
Hours Of Operation
Program Apple: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Monday - Friday
Program Bubbles: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Monday - Wednesday - Friday
Program Cuddles: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Tuesday - Thursday
Program Doggy Little: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Monday - Friday
Program Froggy: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Monday - Wednesday - Friday
Program Sweet Pea: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Tuesday - Thursday