INFANT AND TODDLER
Loving. Laughing. Playing. What a great way to start. Eager, active toddlers get introduced to socialization away from parents in the loving environment of nurturing teachers.
For the youngest students in our school, our goal is to provide a secure and nurturing environment, rich in new experiences. Since young children learn best through loving relationships and purposeful play, developmentally appropriate activities are planned to support their cognitive, creative, language, social emotional, and physical skills at each age level.
Wesley Prep’s teachers design art and literacy activities, such as finger plays in a classroom that provide opportunities for dramatic play, problem-solving, interpersonal growth, and sensory experiences. The children explore the indoor playroom and outdoor playgrounds for large motor exercise, balancing and coordination, socialization, and unstructured play. Mother's Day Out classes, including the nursery children, have music class with our music teacher, learning auditory discrimination through songs and sounds, developing balance and coordination with movement, using musical instruments helping with fine- and gross-motor muscle development, and reinforcing cognitive skills through musical rhymes and storytelling. In our nursery, we provide responsive care and love. Each baby has his or her own crib for naps and the opportunity for tummy time, crawling and exploration in a safe and stimulating environment. Babies are strolled through the church campus and outside in our courtyard for a change of scenery.
All Mother's Day Out and Nursery classes participate in the All School Open House in the fall and The Art Show in the spring.
Six months (by Sept. 1) through 2 1/2 years old.
Days and hours:
2-day classes meet Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday; 1-day classes meet Friday
Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1:50 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
6-12 months – 3:1 ratio; 6 students with 2 teachers
13-25 months – 5:1 ratio; 10 students with 2 teachers
26-35 months – 6:1 ratio; 12 students with 2 teachers