Our programs are designed to meet the needs of both children and families through specific goals and objectives. We focus on building off of the strengths of each child, taking advantage of every teachable moment.
At Trinity's Treasured Tykes, we believe that play is important. Play is where children learn new skills, develop social skills, practice communicating with others, and learn to make good decisions. Through play children have fun learning.
We offer structured and unstructured play times each day. Even though children make all the decisions in their unstructured play times, the teacher is often interacting with them. Our job as teachers is to help them learn how to play with new materials, ask questions that cause them to think more deeply about what they are doing, and discovering what brings your child joy.
Through play children will develop abstract thinking and problem-solving skills. Their language skills will be enhanced through verbal and nonverbal signals used to communicate with others, as well as social skills as they learn to play together.
At TTT, we offer a variety of learning centers designed to help the child understand the concepts we are teaching each day. There will be art centers, math centers, language centers, dramatic play centers, and centers to develop fine and gross motor skills. We also believe it is important for children to spend time out in the fresh air, so each day we will play outside.
To prepare the children for reading in kindergarten, we provide a language-rich environment. Research has found that a rich language environment is important to children's early learning. By giving children opportunities to talk, sing, and read (or be read to) throughout the day, children will develop the skills necessary to be successful in math and language skills when they move on to kindergarten.