112 S Cedar, Grand Island, NE 68801 308-398-4047

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EARLY DEVELOPMENT & LEARNING CENTER

 

COMBINED DAYCARE/PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

Daycare is more than just babysitting

Our Combined Daycare/Preschool program is the blending of our loving, nurturing environment with the benefits of a preschool structure. This structure is provided every day to all children in an age-appropriate way. Teachers create lesson plans for each classroom that are meant to enrich children’s experiences. Every child receives the benefit of the preschool structure, and this structure is provided year-round.

PROGRAMS

Infants

Cathedral Daycare’s infant program is for children aged 6 weeks to 12 months. This program offers:

· 1 to 3 teacher to infant ratio in our Young Infant room

· 1 to 4 teacher to infant ratio in our Senior Infant room

· “On demand” schedules that meet each child’s individual needs

· Stimulating toys and activities

· Daily Reports on eating, napping and diapering

· Support of emerging skills

 

Junior Toddlers

Cathedral Daycare’s Junior Toddler program is for children aged 12 months to 24 months. Milestones focused on in the Junior Toddler program:

  • Increased language development
  • Increased gross motor skills
  • Interest in joining groups of children
  • The need for routine
  • Awareness of self and others
  • Desire to explore environment freely
  • Focus on exploration and discovering new skills
  • Outdoor play and stroller rides
  • Music and movement

Toddlers

Cathedral Daycare’s Toddler program is for children 24-36 months. Milestones focused on in the Toddlers program:

  • Increased social skills and social interaction
  • Developing fine motor control
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Increased ability to communicate verbally
  • Demonstrating independence skills
  • Learning songs
  • Experiencing books and sensory activities

Early Preschool

Cathedral Daycare’s Early Preschool program is for children 3 years of age. Milestones focused on in the Early Preschool program:

  • Patterning
  • Sorting by shape, size and color
  • Understanding cause and effect and beginning to problem solve
  • Basic counting
  • Making predictions based on simple information
  • Recognizing own name and other letters in print
  • Showing a genuine interest in reading books with adults
  • Speaking in front of a small group
  • Recalling events from an activity
  • Artwork becoming more refined and beginning to resemble symbols

Preschool

Cathedral Daycare’s Preschool program is for children 3 years of age. Milestones focused on in the Preschool program:

  • Patterning and sequencing
  • Simple math
  • Understanding size differences (big, small, short, tall, more and less)
  • Counting, printing and recognizing numerals
  • Verbally spelling and printing first name and introducing last name
  • Recalling events from a story
  • Speaking in front of a group of peers (show and tell)
  • Describing events in a photo
  • Attempting to spell and read simple words
  • Using problem solving skills in a group
  • Fine tuning large and small motor skills
  • Independent problem solving
  • Confidence in a school setting
  • Secure separation from parents
  • Reinforcing self help skills
  • Enhancing social skills with peers and adults