Here at Little Red Hen Family Daycare, we believe that the love of learning begins at home. We are a small family daycare, which offers your child more one-on-one time and a small group setting for learning and care.
We provide a fun learning environment that promotes healthy habits and encourages independence. Little Red Hen Family Day Care provides the tools to help your child grow physically, mentally and emotionally.
We have found that when children are having fun and enjoy what they are doing, they learn quickly, which is what our program is all about, teaching the children through fun activities.
Our preschool curriculum program provides fun daily activities such as circle time, art time, songs or rhymes, letter time, number time, science discovery activities, large motor activities and a special activity.
We start our morning program off each day with circle time. Our fun hands on activities are teaching them and getting them ready for school, with the added benefit of a comfortable home setting.
We never force any child to participate, but we do try to encourage participation. Our circle time activities involve a fun activity such as a learning activity, games, singing songs, hearing a story, etc. We encourage each child to be creative and have fun. The key point is to try and be flexible, not every child is going to like the same things. We always try to think how we can offer them something similar but a bit different to make it more enjoyable for them.
All children need daily stimulation and our program provides a lot of fun interesting activities.
For toddlers, we create an environment that promotes self-confidence and independence. We encourage toddlers to join in during our morning preschool time songs and activities. During preschool worksheet time, the toddlers are then offered structured play-based learning activities to promote cognitive growth, social skills, and emotional and physical development.
Our Summer Program consists of a lot of hands-on activities and fun-filled activities. We focus more on nature and science during the Summer months.
Science: Young children learn best through doing. Abstract thoughts and concepts are difficult for them to grasp because they primarily learn about the world around them by experiencing it through their senses. For this reason it is important to focus science lessons around things that they can see, hear, touch, taste, and smell so that they are continually immersed in science as they discover all sorts of new and different things about the world around them, how things work, and about themselves and others.
Nature: Nature instills in everyone a sense of beauty and calmness. It exposes us to things that are alive and growing and promotes curiosity and exploration. Children can learn about being gentle and respecting living things. Self-esteem can thrive outdoors because nature doesn’t judge people. Exposure to nature can help remind children that the world contains an infinite variety of things and all are important. To observe nature requires patience and quiet watchfulness. Imagination comes into play as children create special places and use natural items to create stories and play. All senses become engaged when children interact with the natural world.