Dreamland accepts infants as early as six weeks of age. While so tiny and dependent, our highly qualified infant teachers will work with parents to develop a personalized daily schedule tailored to your child’s needs; including nap times, play times and bottle times.
As infants grow, they are able to follow a more deliberate routine. This will help your child feel safe and comfortable by knowing what to expect next; which in turn will keep your baby healthy and happy.
The first 12 months of a child’s life are the most formative they will ever have. With this in mind, our daycare infant room is filled with toys and books that help early childhood education so your baby can explore, learn and grow in his or her own way. Teachers sing songs and read books in order to help with language acquisition, and they assist the babies in playing with toys and balls which encourages motor development. Music, reading, and floor play are also fun activities your infants will love to participate in that stimulate both physical and intellectual development. All of this is done in a comfortable, small-group environment where your baby receives as much one-on-one attention as possible. At the end of the day, parents are given a written detailed account of their child’s daily activities; including all feedings and diaper changes.
Our Toddler classroom includes children from 12-24 months of age. At this influential stage of life children crave opportunities for social, emotional and physical development, and need a great deal of routine in order to feel safe. Our Daily Schedule not only provides such an environment, but also gives the children a feeling of independence through a variety of choices available to them.
Our teachers interweave a weekly theme into their circle time, art, stories, movies, structured play time and even snack time! The curriculum focuses on age appropriate academics such as letters, colors, numbers, shapes, animals and their sounds, body parts and basic vocabulary. This information is relayed to the children in many exciting ways including singing, dancing, story time, sign-language, structured play, art, puppets and much more! All these activities assist your child with both language and physical development.
No longer toddlers, our two-year-old’s need an environment that stimulates their desire for independence, yet still nurtures them. Daily Circle Time teaches the children to sit as a group and participate in activities that inspire their minds. Teachers use books, flashcards, songs, props, blocks, puzzles, legos and much more to educate the children about the alphabet, numbers, shapes, colors, matching, stacking and sorting. Art projects are based around the weekly theme and use coloring, painting and pasting to improve fine motor skills.
Numerous items are located in the classroom that facilitate the children in feeling more grown-up. They use a play kitchen and the dress up box for dramatic play, they are encouraged to “use their words” to explain their desires, they are allowed to “read” books all by themselves, and most exciting of all, they are able to start using the potty which is located right inside the classroom!