Our Programs

Curriculum

We utilize the High Scope and Creative Curriculum that provides our dedicated teachers with lessons
that engage children in developmentally appropriate activities that move them toward their full
potential in all areas of child development.

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Village has partnered with Matrix Early Head Start to provide a quality infant/Toddler program. At the Village, our infant room provides a cozy environment full of love where infants/toddlers are free to move, explore, crawl,
walk, touch and relax.  We began to build a foundation for language development, cognitive development, motor skill development, and sensory development.  The infant room is a place where our little stars feel secure, safe, and happy.

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At the Village, our three-year old preschool program is designed for Kindergarten Readiness.  We teach letter recognition, early math concepts, science, early literacy, and offer writing skills through the Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum. We support every child by specializing in individualized instruction to meet their needs. In addition, we build bridges of learning between home and school by providing weekly homework projects.
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The after-school enrichment program provides a warm, caring environment beyond school hours where children have the opportunity to play with school friends and get homework out of the way.
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Developed under a grant awarded by the Michigan Department of Education, the Great Start Readiness Program is a preschool program specially for four-year old children with factors that may put them at risk for educational failure.The program has a unique balance of learning opportunities for your child and using the High Scope Curriculum, emphasizing adult-child interaction, a carefully designed learning environment and a plan-do-reviews process that strengthens initiative and self-reliance in children.
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We offer a fun-filled enriched summer camp that blends traditional summer camp with an appreciation for Science, Nature, and Physical fitness. The children engage in everything from swimming to soccer.  We also provide eye-opening weekly field trips.

Schedules

Part of the Day

Time

Explanation

Greeting/Breakfast/Message Board

9:00 AM- 9:30 AM

Children read books, work puzzles, write in journals, etc. after eating, or if they choose not to eat. Message Board conveys news of the day.

Book Time

9:30 AM- 9:40 AM

Children and Teachers participate in Essential Reading; Interactive Read Aloud

Planning Time

9:40 AM - 9:50 AM

Children plan what they will do at Work Time. Plan in Small Groups using a variety of strategies and props. Encourage planning where, with whom & what.

Work Time

9:50 AM - 10:50 AM

Children always initiate activities and carry out their own intentions. Adults play with them and encourage problem- solving with materials and during social conflict.

Clean Up

10:50 AM - 11:00 AM

Children Clean up and transition.

Recall Time

11:00 AM - 11:10 AM

Recall Groups, children reflect on what they did at Work Time using a variety of props and strategies. Adults are unhurried in their approach.

Small Group Time

11:10 AM - 11:30 AM

Adults and children participate in Age/Developmentally appropriate activities and cooperative games. Children contribute their own ideas.

Outside Prep/Outside Time

11:30 AM - 12:10 PM

Adults prepare and assist children to go outside. Children choose how to play with a variety of materials outdoors. Adults monitor children during play & support problem- solving with materials and during social conflict.

Hand washing/Lunch Prep

12:10 PM - 12:20 PM

Children wash hands to prepare for lunch.

Lunch/Literacy/Bathroom

12:20 PM - 1:05 PM

Family-style: children serve themselves; choose whether to eat and what to eat. Adults sample the food, and support conversation. Children assist with clean up.

Tooth brushing

1:05 PM- 01:15 PM

Children participate in cleaning teeth; Bodily Care.

Quiet Time Prep/Quiet Time/Read Option

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Children use the bathroom and prepare cots for rest time. Sleeping or quiet, solitary, on-your-own-cot; Option for Quiet Reading on cot.

Wake Up/Bathroom/Snack

2:15 PM - 2:35 PM

Time to Wake up children assist with putting cots away after Quiet time, go to the bathroom, wash hands have a nutritious snack

Book Time

2:35 PM – 2:45 PM

Children and Teachers participate in Essential Reading; Read Aloud w/Reference to Print

Small Group Time/Clean Up

2:45 PM - 3:05 PM

Adults and children participate in Age/Developmental appropriate activities and cooperative games. Children contribute their own ideas.

Outdoor Time

3:05PM - 3:45 PM

See the morning schedule for descriptions.

Large Group Time/Clean Up

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Adults and children participate in Movement AND Music activities and cooperative games. Children contribute their own ideas.

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