Each head teacher has at least a bachelor’s degree, some with a master’s and Early Childhood Certification. Every teacher has an assistant and the infant toddler classroom has a head teacher with the appropriate teacher child ratio.
All personnel have background checks, physicals, immunization, CPR & first Aid, disease control and child abuse training. Monthly Professional Development workshop keep our staff up to date on all early childhood requirements.
Dr. Eda Clarke Ramsay, Exec Director
Ms. Yvette Tajudeen, MA Educational Director
Ms. Lisa Maitland Head Teacher
Ms. Julia Myrie Head Teacher
Mr. Harriman Beepat Assistant Teacher
Mr. Cynthia Barrett Assistant Teacher
Ms. Yemi Pratt Head Teacher
Our curriculum is age appropriate and each child discovers challenging educational experiences that encourage creative solutions. An individual approach to learning is stressed even when the child is part of a small group.
- Literacy:Children explore the world of books and feel safe and secure as they are introduced to reading. Brightly illustrated children’s books are displayed at eye level, there are chairs and small tables with paper and crayons and markers for children to practice drawing and writing.
- Dramatic play:Children experiment with different roles as they explore the familiar and the unknown through pretend play. This area is filled with props and dress-up clothes to encourage imagination. Children learn to work with other children, to share and to make compromises
- Manipulative play:Children carefully string beads into colorful patterns, build complex structure out of Legos, and put puzzles together, deep in concentration. Shelves are filled with puzzles, pegboards, beads, and other small construction toys. Children develop fine motor skills by using their fingers and hands in creative ways. They learn hand/eye coordination and practice problem-solving skills.
- Blocks:Children work together to build “the highest tower in the whole world.” A girl is constructing a bridge and a boy is loading little people into cars for a journey over the girl’s bridge and down the road he has just completed. They are developing an understanding of the relationships between size and shape, and the basic math concepts of geometry and numbers.
- Art:We encourage creativity by providing colored paper, crayons, markers, tape, paste, and safe scissors. Art projects may be done either independently or simultaneously as a class activity. Children are developing small muscle control and hand/eye coordination, as well as creativity.
- Pre-School Rudiments of Math
- Reading Readiness
- Nature Study
- Arts & Crafts
- Music and Dramatics
- Constructive Play
- Daily Exercises