Two year olds are an exploratory bunch, that’s for sure, and we gear our Investigators room and curriculum to encourage this drive and growing sense of independence.
At The Wonder Playschool curiosity and wonder are prevalent, but safety and security are paramount as well. We foster a caring and safe environment for little eyes and ears (as well as fingers and toes) to soak up and interact with the world around them.
We encourage children to use words and facial expressions to communicate their feelings, boundaries, and desires. Our rules are simple: We cannot hurt ourselves, others, or property. Our goal is to allow your child to express him/herself in unique, socially acceptable ways.
We also make sure your child feels safe, inspired, and right at home. Our project-based curriculum mixes play, nature, and hands-on, investigative learning. Creativity is encouraged, so when your child is ready for preschool, he or she has the tools to meet the new challenge head on.
We understand that times of change and transition can be difficult for children, as well as parents. Because of this, a great deal of thought and planning has gone into helping the transition from The Wonder Playschool to The Wonder Academy go as smoothly as possible.
We know that schedules and predictable routines give children the security and consistency needed to thrive, so we have worked hard to model our program at The Wonder Playschool after what lies ahead for them at The Wonder Academy. This transition takes place as a group so that your child is transitioning with familiar children. We also make it a point to have teachers from The Wonder Academy visit transitioning children in their current classroom to begin building relationships before the move takes place.
By transitioning as a group, providing them with a similar schedule and learning environment, adhering to familiar routines, and having opportunities to interact with teachers ahead of time, children will face less “newness” and feel more confident and secure as they enter Young Preschool at The Wonder Academy.
Choosing your Peoria childcare facility is an important decision, and we look to make it as easy as possible. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact us for details.