At Jordan Alexander’s we have an unmatched day care and preschool class you won’t find at any popular daycare chains, the Clever Cruisers. This transitional class exposes children, ages 2 ½ and up, to preschool curricular concepts during the potty training stage. In this classroom, children move towards greater independence, with a teacher to student ratio of 8 to 1, as they transition from toddlerhood into the preschool realm.
Day Care and Pre-School
Our Transitional Preschool program is another factor that sets us apart from most daycares or preschools. We do not believe in holding kids back academically just because they are not potty trained by a certain age. In this classroom, potty training occurs on an as-ready basis: we don’t push the potty if a child is not ready, but peer modeling and natural curiosities act as natural agents, assisting with the biggest goal in this Jordan Alexander classroom.
Formal large-group-gathering times are introduced in this classroom which requires concerted attention and the development of self-regulation to attend and participate as “preschool cognitive concepts” are introduced.
Social & Emotional Development
- Creating an awareness of cause-and-effect relationships with fun activities, as well as the opportunity to exercise personal, simple choices
- Incorporating activities with time constraints, to help with self-regulation skills
- Building relationships that build on each child’s innate skills and abilities
Cognitive Development (Literacy, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies)
- Constructing experiences that provide for comparison, such as size and color, and guessing games that use concepts numbers
- Introducing kids to the idea of “listening to learn”
- Providing opportunities that help determine where a child is in his/her personal development, and tailor curriculum to address strengths and areas that need improvement
Development of Creativity
- Inciting a child’s curiosity, stimulating excitement and a desire to participate and have their voice be heard
- Allowing children to imitate the world as they see it in regards to classroom exploration with opportunities for spontaneous play to emerge and evolve
- Providing opportunities for self-expression so children can undertake activities with enthusiasm and determination
Physical Health & Development
- Integrating fine motor skills throughout the day within play, creative,
- Encouraging whole body play to stimulate the senses with impromptu, planned, and child-driven/directed activities
- Providing opportunities that relate to healthy-body practices, such as those associated with physical activity choices, mental activity choices, and food/eating choices