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Infants

The infant classroom is designed for children 6 weeks- 18 months of age. Our teacher to child ratio is 1:5. We believe that the beginning years of a child's life are essential to their development. In order to help infants develop accordingly, our lesson plans include activities that align with the Ohio Early Learning and Development Standards. In the Ohio Early Learning and Development Standards there are six domains: Physical Well- Being & Motor Development, Social- Emotional Development, Cognitive Development and General Knowledge, Approaches Towards Learning, and Language and Literacy Development. The teachers conduct informal daily observations on the children and use them to tailor their daily lesson planning. The classroom is divided into sections in order to accommodate the various development stages that infants go through. During a typical day, younger infants will be rotated to the various pieces of learning equipment in order to help them develop particular skills. The teachers will begin to do artwork with them, sing songs, read books, and take them for walks in our buggy. We will work with the child's family in order to develop a schedule that is customized to their needs. As your infant gets older and more mobile, they will be able to move to the other section of the room that allows them more space to move around, play with toys, dance, and read books. Older infants receive instruction on learning new words, making gestures, recognizing objects and colors, and basic care tasks such as, feeding themselves. The older infants also take walks and play on the playground. Our teachers ensure that your child receives individual and small group instruction. Infants are assessed formally several times a year in order to track your child's development. The teachers then use these results to incorporate activities into their lesson plans to help the infants further their development. Parents receive a detailed daily report on what their children did throughout the day. When your child is picked up, one of the teachers is available to discuss your child's day in further detail.

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Toddlers

The Toddler program is designed for children 18 months - three years of age. We have two different classrooms available for this age range. The classroom pictured above is designed for children 18 months through two and a half years of age. The second classroom, which is not pictured is designed for children two and a half thorugh three years of age. Our teacher to child ratio in this classroom is 1:6. When lesson planning, the teachers use the Creative Curriculum objectives and the Early Learning Standards. This ensures that your child receives instruction in the various domains of their development. There are six domains in the Ohio Early Learning and Development Standards: Physical Well Being & Motor Development, Social- Emotional Development, Cognitive Development & General Knowledge, Approaches Towards Learning, and Language and Literacy Development. Here at Kids Advancing Academy, we understand that toddlers are full of energy and curiosity; therefore, the teachers incorporate activities into their lesson plans that are tailored to your child's development. The teachers informally assess the children daily as well as formally assessing them several times a year using the Creative Curriculum Assessment and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. During a typical day, toddlers participate in activities that promote language development, social and emotional development, and gross and fine motor development. Toddlers also review their colors, shapes, numbers, letters, and Spanish words daily. The teachers provide your child with small group, large group, and individual instruction. Your child will have the opportunity to play in our large gym or our playground twice a day.  Your child's teacher will also work with them on potty training. Upon picking your child up, you will receive a detailed daily report on what they did throughout the day. The teacher will also be available to talk with you about any questions or concerns in which you may have.

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Preschool

The preschool program is designed for children ages 3-4 years of age. Our teacher-to-child ratio is 1:12. When lesson planning, the teachers use the Creative Curriculum objectives as well as the Ohio Early Learning and Development Standards. This ensures that children receive instruction in the various domains of their development. The Creative Curriculum objectives address the following domains of development: social and emotional, physical, cognitive, and language. In addition, the teachers incorporate the weekly themes such as, safety, careers and occupations, and people/ cultures into their lesson plans. We feel that it is important for children to learn about the world around them as well as the essential skills that they need to learn in order to prepare them for kindergarten. During a typical day, your preschooler will engage in various activities including, circle time, art, science, reading, writing practice, creative playtime, gym or outside time, and music. Children receive large group, small group, and individual instruction. Your child's teacher will conduct informal daily assessments on them as well as formal Creative Curriculum & The Ages and Stages Questionnaire several times a year. This will allow you and the teacher to come up with an individualized plan so that your child can optimize their learning at both home and school.

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Pre-K

The Pre- K program is designed for children 4-5 years of age. Our teacher to child ratio is 1:14. We take preparing your child for kindergarten very seriously here at Kids Advancing Academy. In the preschool classrooms, we work hard to ensure that the children know their shapes, colors, letters, and numbers so that they can take this information and use it to do more complex activities in the Pre- K classroom. The Pre- K teacher uses the Creative Curriculum objectives and the Early Learning Standards in the lesson plans. The Creative Curriculum objectives address the following domains of development: social and emotional, physical, cognitive, and language. In addition, the teachers incorporate the weekly themes such as safety, careers and occupations, and people/ cultures into their lesson plans. We feel that it is important for children to learn about the world around them as well as the essential skills that they need to learn in order to prepare them for kindergarten.Throughout the school year, the children learn about the world around them by going on field trips to the Cleveland Metroparks Rainforest, Mapleside Farms, The Natural History Museum, and The Great Lakes Science Center. During a typical day in the Pre- K classroom, your child will engage in various activities including, art, music, science, phonics, math, language arts, and gross motor and fine motor activities. The teacher assesses the children using the Creative Curriculum Assessment and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. She then uses the results of these assessments in order to make adaptations to her lesson plans. This ensures that each child receives instruction where they need it. At the end of the school year, we have a graduation ceremony for the Pre- K students. We continue to prepare the children for kindergarten throughout the Summer as well as go on field trips.

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School-Age

Our school-age program is designed for students from Kindergarten- 4th grade. We provide care for your child in the morning before they go to school (6:30-8:30 a.m.) and then transport your child to their elementary school. We currently service students who attend the following schools: Hayes, Roosevelt, Grant, Lincoln, and Riverside. We also provide care for your child after school and pick them up from their elementary school (3:05- 6:00 p.m.)  While at our center, students will have an after-school snack and work on their homework. They will also have the opportunity to participate in the following activities: gym,

Art, Science, and creative arts.

Our School Age Non-school Day and Summer Camp Programs are designed for children in kindergarten- 4th grade. Children participate in the following activities: art, science, music, gym, and field trips. Field trip rates and activity fees for Summer Camp vary every school year. In order to learn more information about the rates and activity fees, please call the office

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