When it comes to your preschooler’s learning, we know the importance of pairing a high-quality education with fun. We know how toddlers and preschoolers learn best, pairing their active imaginations with new ideas to create a fun environment that facilitates learning. At HabiTots, we understand that your child is only with us for a small part of their life, which is why we focus on preparing them for their future.
Through our use of the HighScope curriculum, our program focuses on the direction of your child’s future education, allowing you to feel confident in your investment and choice.
What is the HighScope Curriculum?
Just like your toddlers and preschoolers, the HighScope curriculum is active. Focusing on active learning, the curriculum believes that children learn best when they are able to explore new ideas, learn through play, and use their imagination to create and educate. Teachers trained in this curriculum are able to identify a child’s developmental level and use it to foster an environment where they feel supported, ready to learn, and set up for success.
The curriculum is based on best practices recommended by New York State’s Early Care and Learning Council and the National Association for the Education of Young Children, amongst others.
HighScope at HabiTots
By implementing the HighScope curriculum, we work each day to ensure that your child will receive a strong foundation for their future learning. The curriculum promotes necessary life skills like problem solving, cooperation with others, decision making, and independence. Staying true to this curriculum is done by using its proven learning objectives and assessment measures to make sure each child is getting the most out of their time here at HabiTots.
Additionally, adult interaction is encouraged. Teachers learn strategies for interacting in the learning process and family members are invited to discuss their preschooler’s progress while given ways to bring the learning home. Conducting the assessments in line with the HighScope curriculum keep HabiTots’ programs in line with the standards set by HighScope.
Why Active Learning is Best
When your child can be hands on in their learning, they can experience learning firsthand. Being an active learner gives toddlers and preschoolers the chance to be excited about their learning, creative in their problem solving, and makes education fun.
Just as important as the actual learning is how the environment surrounding your child sets them up for success. The HighScope curriculum believes in creating a “predictable and active” learning environment. This means that spaces are organized and labeled within the room so that your child can learn skills of independence while being encouraged to make decisions for themselves. Classrooms under the HighScope curriculum believe in daily routines, giving your child opportunities to play both individually and with others, develop skills, exercise physically, and be challenged as they learn, play, and grow through structure.
If you’re looking for a Long Island area daycare, preschool or prekindergarten that keeps your child’s future in mind, look no further. Contact us today for more information on our offerings at www.habitotschildcare.com.