Children who spend their early years in a supportive, stimulating and responsive environment receive the essential foundation they need to prepare them to succeed in school and in life.
At The Family Learning Center, we believe that nothing is more important that giving all children access to a high-quality learning environment during the critical years before they enter school.
It is our goal to provide the experience and expertise that will empower families and engage children to maximize their future learning potential.
Contact Whitney Young, [email protected] for enrollment questions and to schedule a tour today! OR fill out an application for our waitlist by clicking on the links below.
***To enroll a child at the Family Learning Center, a child must be placed on the Wait List.
***There is no fee for placing a child's name on the wait list. When the child reaches the top of the wait list, which is determined by the date the child was signed up and there is availability within the appropriate age group, we will call to offer you a spot. We require a response within 48 hours. Enrollment must begin within 2 weeks of when you are offered the space. If you do not respond, your name will be removed from our list.
The Creative Curriculum is designed to meet the basic needs of the children. Inside the classroom, the Creative Curriculum teacher creates an atmosphere in which children feel safe, feel emotionally secure, and have a sense of belonging. It describes activities and teaching strategies that are challenging, yet within the children’s reach. It also suggests giving choices and a role in determining how they learn. This curriculum helps children acquire social competence and the skills they need to succeed as learners.
It discusses the characteristics and experiences that make each child unique, including temperament, life experiences, dual language learning and disabilities. It offers strategies for building positive relationships, helping children develop self-regulation, and responding to challenging behaviors. It shows teachers how to guide children’s learning during daily routines and everyday experiences. It also explains the role of assessment in learning about each child, following children’s progress and planning.
The curriculum explores the benefits of working with families as partners in the care of their children. The curriculum touches on how partnerships are built by exchanging information on a daily basis, involving families in all aspects of our program, communicating in respectful ways, and working through differences in ways that sustain the partnership and the benefit of the children.
The Creative Curriculum helps teachers be intentional about the experiences that they offer while still having the flexibility to respond to the changing interest and abilities of the children.
“Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos”
By: Diane Trister Dodge, Sherie Rudick and Kai-lee Berk
During the summer months, The Family Learning Center utilizes our wonderful outdoor spaces for a School Garden! The children get to experience the process of planting and nurturing seeds and watching them grow into vegetables that can be enjoyed as a healthy snack.. This activity is a wonderful learning experience for the children, as well as an interactive way to introduce new vegetables to the children.