Formative Years Growing and Learning Center creates a loving, safe, and nurturing educational environment for all children in our care. Our developmentally based classrooms use The Creative Curriculum which is uniquely designed by each teacher to meet their classroom needs and structured to teach young children the way they learn best: through play and hands-on activities. We make sure learning is fun for all children at every level!
Our programs meet the total needs of growing children in the areas of social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. Our well-rounded curriculum includes art, sensory, music, language, math, motor, and dramatic play. The classrooms are set up in learning centers, which includes blocks, dramatic play, library and literacy, gross and fine motor, observational discovery, and art. Outdoor play is important to a child’s physical development and is included in both the morning and afternoon. We also provide learning opportunities outside the classroom with a variety of field trips around the community. We feel it is important to learn from and be a part of our community.
We start in our infant and toddler rooms to build the foundation for success in each child’s education and life. Our programs are taught by trained staffed in all rooms. As your child advances through our center, they build upon the skills they learn as they grow and discover the world year after year.
The Creative Curriculum's objectives for development and learning span from birth through third grade. They enable our teachers to assess your children’s development and learning along the progression of the early childhood years.
The curriculum's objectives cover 10 areas of development and learning, including broad developmental areas, content areas, and English language acquisition. Many objectives also include dimensions that guide our teachers’ thinking about various aspects of that objective and help clarify what it addresses in order to best serve your children while they are in our care.