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OUR PROGRAMS

 

Infants 3 to 12 Months



Platinum Daycare Infant Program puts children on the right path for developing a life-long love of learning. Our infants thrive in a stimulating environment with trained Infant/Toddler teachers utilizing Montessori inspired materials and a time tested Montessori inspired curriculum. Beginning as young as 3 months of age, our infant are introduced to our lessons plan that peak their curiosity and develop their senses to start them on their learning journey.

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Toddlers 13 Months to Age 2
 

When your child is all over the place, they're discovering their world. Toddlers learn best in safe, loving places where they can explore, in their own way. The activities for this age group are built around toddlers' limitless curiosity and their natural desire to push boundaries. Our goals are to make sure your little ones meet their developmental milestones.

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Developmental Milestones

Physical:

  • Enjoy physical activities such as running, kicking, climbing, jumping, etc.

  • Beginnings of bladder and bowel control towards latter part of this stage

  • Are increasingly able to manipulate small objects with hands

Emotional/Social:

  • Becoming aware of limits; says “no” often

  • Establishing a positive, distinct sense of self through
    continuous exploration of the world

  • Continuing to develop communication skills and
    experiencing the responsiveness of others

  • Needs to develop a sense of self and to do some things
    for him/herself

  • Making simple choices such as what to eat, what to wear

       and what activity to do

Intellectual/Cognitive:

  • Toddlers have a limited vocabulary of 500-3,000 words and are only able to form three to four word sentences. 

  • They have no understanding of pronouns (he, she) and only a basic grasp of prepositions (in, on, off, out, away).

  • Most toddlers can count, but they do so from memory, without a true understanding of what the numbers represent.

  • Cognitively, children in this age range are very egocentric and concrete in their thinking, and believe that adults know everything. This means that they look at everything from their own perspective.

  • They assume that everyone else sees, acts, and feels the same way they do, and believe that adults already know everything. This results in their feeling that they don’t need to explain an event in detail.

  • Toddlers might have a very clear picture of events as they relate to themselves but may have difficulty expressing thoughts or providing detail. Because of this, most of the questions will need to be asked by their caregivers.

  • Toddlers are able to relate their experiences, in detail, when specifically and appropriately questioned.

  • Learning to use memory and acquiring the basics of self- control.

Toddlers Age 3 & Older

​We prepare preschoolers for school success for life by modeling our curriculum after our elementary school program which consists of advanced core curriculum, enrichment and beyond. The classroom is adapted to the developmental needs of each child, providing a variety of choices that engage the child’s natural curiosity and intellect. The program emphasizes the process of discovery and exploration of the world through multi-sensory materials.

Intellectual/Cognitive:
  • With preschoolers, their ability to understand language usually develops ahead of their speech 

  • By age 6, their vocabulary will have increased to between 8,000 and 14,000 words but it is important to remember that children in this age group often repeat words without fully understanding their meaning

 
  • They have learned the use of most prepositions (up/down, ahead/behind, beside) and some basic possessive pronouns (mine, his, ours), and have started to master adjectives
  • Pre-school children continue to be egocentric and concrete in their thinking. They are still unable to see things from another’s perspective, and they reason based on specifics that they can visualize and that have importance to them (i.e.“Mom and Dad” instead of “family”).

  • When questioned, they can generally express who, what, where, and sometimes how, but not when or how many. They are also able to provide a fair amount of detail about a situation.

  • It is important to keep in mind that children in this age range continue to have trouble with the concepts of sequence and time. As a result, they may seem inconsistent when telling a story simply because they hardly ever follow a beginning-middle end approach.

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