At Noah's Ark,we offer four different classes. Our Infant, Toddler, Preschool, and Mandarin Immersion classroom.
Each classroom has a monthly curriculum that is carefully designed to meet the specific developmental needs of each age group.
In our Infant Room, the daily curriculum is divided into two parts that we focus on;The first is "Listening and talking" where we both listen to our children and have them listen to us. When infants give us nonverbal signals, and we respond to them, we are teaching them that they are understood and we value what they are telling us. Whilst talking to our children,we can explore the world together, teach our infants the sounds, rhythm, and purpose of language, and make a loving connection.
The Second Part is "Physical Development and Creative Activities". In this area we focus on activities such as block play, feeling and touching, repetitive play, moving objects, sensory activities, and much more! We strive to provide An environment that caters to all of your child’s senses that will ignite their abilities and capacity for physical, cognitive and creative development.
Toddler, Preschool and PreK Curriculum
We believe there is no one method or curricular model greater than another, however we tend to focus on a few major points;
Engagement- Children learn best by actively learning and being hands on. In order to effectively ensure children are being taught, we teach our children through everyday experiences and an interactive curriculum.
Teachers- Our teachers obviously play a significant role in our children's lives. We believe having passionate teachers, who are able to effectively relay the curriculum is a must. Each child learns in a different way and we encourage our teachers to use different strategies customized to each child.
Appropriate Curriculum- We try our best to make sure that curriculum is relevant and catered to each age group as well as each stage of development. We focus on all aspects of development including; well being, motor development, language development, social, and emotional development
In conclusion we believe effective curriculum stems from catering to the diversity of our children and relying on a balance between structure and monitored flexibility.