Positive social interaction, teamwork, respect for others, cooperation, tolerance, acceptance, self-esteem, independence and creativity are key areas children need to develop at this age.
We offer many activities such as field trips, swimming at Mack Pool, reading to residents at Indian Haven Nursing Home, Yellow Creek Environmental Program, Family Picnic at Blue Spruce Park and much more!
Our staff is a group of dedicated individuals who have the skills and training needed to help your child reach his or her potential.
The purpose of Grand Beginnings Children’s Center Inc. is to provide a warm and nurturing environment in which each child can grow – physically, emotionally, socially, intellectually and spiritually.
In our infant classroom, we follow your child’s schedule. Children learn through play and exploration and at each child’s individual pace. The teachers will help your child to reach their developmental milestones through fun and age-appropriate activities.
In our toddler classroom, we do have a schedule but it is very flexible and predictable. Children learn through play and exploration of the inside and outdoor space. Hands-on lessons are planned to let the children explore at their own pace and reach developmental milestones.
Children learn through teacher directed activities as well as self-guided activities. This allows the children the freedom to make their own choices, with teacher guidance. Rooms are literacy enriched with a variety of materials to give children the opportunities to learn at their own pace. Our curriculum covers all areas of development for preschoolers which are, social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language. Kindergarten readiness is important to us and through our daily activities we are preparing them for the next step in their education.
We offer preschool sessions for children between the ages of three and five years old. Parents can choose to have the children attend Monday, Wednesday, Friday classes; Tuesday-Thursday classes; or depending on the availability of space, Monday through Friday classes. Class time is from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. We also offer a Monday, Wednesday, Friday Extended Program that is from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Preschool Only Program runs from September through May.
School Age/Summer Care
School-agers who are here before/after school have the opportunity to hang out with friends, read books, do their homework, do artwork, and play the Wii. During the summer, both Center’s school-agers spend a lot of time together. We believe in providing a safe and educationally stimulating, fun environment for our children. We want them to develop academically, socially, mentally and physically. We have a planned activity each day that is age appropriate. We try to be active participants in the community for our children to have a connection to our town and for them to be proud of it. Children learn best when they are interested in what they are doing.