A language-rich environment
Our language-rich environment, where teachers use a wide vocabulary in frequent conversations with the children, is crucial to the development of both language, reading readiness and communication skills. In addition, daily storytelling introduces new words, and the children are always encouraged to verbalize their opinions and experiences.
Small group activities that help develop social skills
In addition to individual attention and activities, All Aboard engages the children in a variety of small group activities which encourage interaction and further enhance their social development. Our center based learning philosophy designed to promote kindergarten readiness skills, library and listening, computer, sensory, dramatic play, art and writing, table toys and discovery.
Curriculum that encourages motivation to learn persistence, flexibility, inventiveness, tolerance to frustration and problem solving
These traits are absolutely critical, and form the foundation for many other positive character skills. During each activity, we use a positive redirection style of interaction and focus on providing warm, positive instruction and praise. By keeping the focus on the positive rather than the negative, we can build a child’s self-esteem and encourage them to try new things.
Activities that encourage children to think, reason, question and problem solve
Activities where preschoolers are encouraged to think about pretend worlds where anything is possible, foster reasoning about those possibilities and ultimately the solving of logic problems. Such pastimes promote the kind of thinking that will be crucial in the child’s future when he / she must imagine possible events and consider potential outcomes.
Choices for daily activities
At various times in the day, preschoolers are provided with the opportunity to choose for themselves what it is they would like to do. Not only does this empower them and build their confidence, but also allows further exploration of areas that are of particular interest.
Experiences that nurture self-esteem
Preschoolers are provided with a wide variety of activities in which they can excel. With each successful outcome, the child gains more self confidence and self esteem.
Dramatic play activities that help children make sense of the world
“Dress up” and “Pretend” play provides our preschoolers with the opportunity to act out and mimic the things that they see adults doing every. In this way they gain a better understanding of how things work. Additionally, this type of play empowers them and helps in differientiating fantasy from reality..
Storytelling that fosters the love of reading
Successfully instilling a love of reading in a child begins at an early age. Storytelling stimulates a child’s imagination, and reading aloud ultimately leads to a lifelong love affair with books. Our teachers further engage our preschoolers through interactivity and creative usage of voice and gesture.
Physical activities that encourage gross motor development and movement
From song & dance to martial arts to playground games, preschoolers participate in a wide variety of activities where they can jump, climb, balance, dance and skip. These gross motor activities stimulate muscle coordination, balance, rhythm and understanding of personal space.
Low student/staff ratio
A low ratio of preschoolers to teachers and teacher assistants is vital to young children. Not only do they receive more individual attention and benefit from a higher level of safety, but their overall development is enhanced when they experience a closer, positive and nurturing relationship with their teachers and teacher assistants.