Children learn best through play. Children learn by doing. The Crayon College Curriculum is based on this philosophy and uses all environments - classrooms, outside, furniture, toys, people, even plain old paper and crayons - that establish the foundation for our children's needs and interests to develop and grow when planning our activities and themes.
Our curriculum helps create an environment that invites children to observe, to be active, to make choices, and to experiment using the development "hands-on" approach to learning.
During each week, we address all areas of development: social, emotional, physical (small and large motor skills), creative, cognitive, and language development. There is a balance between teacher-directed and child-initiated activities. Our classrooms are set up in a learning center configuration, which allows each child to choose his/her activities in different classroom areas. The activities in each learning center are designed to facilitate discovery learning. The children are guided and encouraged to learn self-help skills, think for themselves, make choices, experiment, explore, make mistakes, and have a lot of fun in the process.
Crayon College wants children to be successful learners now and in the future. Our curriculum encourages children to become independent thinkers, problem solvers, team players, and responsible citizens.
Tell me...and I'll forget
Show me...and I'll remember
Involve me...and I'll understand
Although your child’s schedule will vary somewhat during the day, a general description of activities he or she will be engaged in during a typical day will include:
Learning Centers: Child- oriented activities such as puzzles, table games, dramatic play, art, and blocks are part of this environment,
Group Time: Group sessions are child-centered and participative. They include activities such as read-aloud stories, music and movement, finger plays, discussion, dramatization, games and interactive stories.
Outdoor Play: The playground is an extension of the classroom. Our outdoor play areas contain equipment such as a climbing apparatus, swings, bicycles, balls, hoops, and toys.
Snack and Meal Times: Our group snack and meal times give teachers the opportunity to sit with the children while they eat and model table practices and encourage social skills.
Rest Time: During rest period, children nap or engage in quiet activities such as reading a book or playing with puzzles.