Curriculum and Activities
We believe that children learn through their experience
with the outside world as they play. We want to expose
them to a variety of positive, age-developmentally
appropriate activities and materials. During play
we want to foster their curiosity and growth. We hope
to make learning fun and we believe that children
learn best when allowed to explore and discover at
their own rate of development. All of our classrooms
contain the following learning / activity centers.
Literacy: reading stories, fine motor development,
critical thinking and talking
Math, science and technology: everyday math counting,
math vocabulary and numbers, biology and earth science,
computers and problem solving skills.
Art , music and drama
Social Development: caring, sharing, honesty, taking
turns, respect, responsibility and self respect.
Conflict resolution: strategies to deal with conflict,
positive interactions and socialization.
Health, wellness and fitness: active games, developmentally
appropriate sport games, and nutrition.
Housekeeping: dramatic Play
addition, activities involving sand and water play,
and cooking are on our schedule.
Activities are designed to be interesting and developmentally
appropriate for the children, such as Pre-school learning,
reading, puppets, music, instruction and reminders
about the schedule and or rules and guidelines in
Children will have options from several activities
in the classroom that give the child leading in unstructured
Group and Individual Activities
Small group activities can be initiated by the teacher
and or initiated by the children themselves.
Games, toys, individual play and group play will be
at Dina’s Day Care we are committed to improving
the nutrition and physical activity of all children. Our
program and our staff are committed to promoting a pleasant
environment where developmentally appropriate foods are
served; where there is an emphasis on family meal style
service; and where Staff and Parents choose when and what
to eat, and the child “self-regulates” intake.
Healthy, nutritious meals will be served daily and one
or two healthy snacks will be offered each day. Lean meats,
fruits and vegetables which promote optimal health will
be included in our menus, servings on entrees and side
dishes will be regulated by the child, and we will use
low fat dairy products and 100% fruit juice only once
a day. Offer water freely. We will take great care to
avoid high sugar sodas and juices and high salty snacks,
and serve healthy foods when celebrating special events
and recognizing birthdays.
Click the calendar below to view
a sample of our food menu