35912 W 12 Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
248-489-0810
greatbeg@sbcglobal.net

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Curriculum

At Great Beginnings, your child will be involved in developmentally-appropriate activities throughout each day. We place a large focus on education. Our classrooms are separated out for optimal learning experiences. This gives our teachers the chance to fully focus on the education needs of their class. Various experiences will be provided within each age group to promote school-readiness and development.

INFANTS
(birth to 12 months)  

  • Visual Stimulation: bright colors, interesting shapes to observe
  • Social Interaction: playing and sharing with other children
  • Motor Skills and Muscle Development: building with blocks, shape sorting, catching and throwing
  • Language Development: interaction with teachers and other children
  • Exploring their Senses: touch, smell, taste, and hearing
  • Trust in Adults: relationships with caregivers
    • TODDLERS
      (12 months to 2 1/2 years) We have two separate Toddler Rooms, Young Toddlers (age 12-18 months) and Older Toddlers (age 18 months - 30 months)

      • Social Interaction: playing and sharing with other children
      • Gaining Independence: teaching and allowing children to do things on their own, with help if needed
      • Learn to Explore and Experiment: discovering things in their environment and thinking about how they work
      • Learn to Deal with Emotions and Frustration ¬≠ hitting, biting, and throwing
      • Learn Colors: match and sort
      • Fine Motor Skills: puzzles and blocks
        • BARELY THREE'S
          (2 1/2 years to 3 years)
           

          • Alphabet: learning and recognizing letters
          • Understanding Quantity: 1 block, 2 dolls
          • Exploring Senses: tasting, feeling, smelling, and hearing sounds in their environment
          • Language Development: understanding the most simple sentences spoken to them, learning to speak in three to five word sentences and carrying on simple conversations.
            • PRESCHOOL PROGRAM
              (3 years to 6 years) We have two separate pre-school classrooms, our Pre-School Three's Classroom, and our Pre-K Four's and Five's..... We mirror the kindergarten classroom!

              • Colors and Shapes: recognizing and naming primary colors, recognizing basic shapes
              • Numbers: recognizing 0 to 10, using numerals 0 to 10 in counting, comparing quantities to determine more or less, identifying pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters
              • Language: ¬≠experimenting with writing independently, pretending to read, listening and responding to literature being read, recognizing letters, recognizing first and last names, following simple directions
              • Concepts: understanding big and little, long and short, up and down, in and out, hot and cold, night and day
              • Motor Skills: able to run and jump, throw a ball, clap hands, build with blocks, complete simple puzzles, draw and color
              • Social Emotional Development: knowing home address and phone number, playing and sharing with other children, putting toys away and helping with chores, able to work independently
              • The program includes: Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Computers, Health, Physical Education, & Art

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