Having a baby is a joyful experience, but it is also a time of transitions, whether you are a first time parent or have other children. Family life revolves around a series of adjustments, and each child learns to adapt to your lifestyle. For parents who want their child to have a gentle introduction to a school setting, we are now offering a Parent and Child program. (Formerly known as Mommy & Me.)
This program is open to children between the ages of 5 months through 2 years – 2 months and to both, or either, of their parents. Especially helpful for the shy or very attached child, together we ease into the formal school setting of learning, and we experience and introduce the wide world of education and socialization.
Your child will have a variety of educational opportunities affording the earliest learners to experience everything from gross motor skills to music, art and sensory fun, to early math and language acquisition plus literacy fun under the careful guidance and direction of a certified and licensed teacher. Classes meet once a week and we offer a variety of times and days to suit your schedule. New sessions start every 8 weeks. Children will graduate into a toddler or preschool class.
During the sessions, there is playtime and touch stimulation programs to encourage each baby’s physical, intellectual and social development, while reinforcing the bond with the parent. Healthy relationships allow for social opportunities for parents and children alike. Parents can develop close relationships with other parents, while babies receive their first social experience and interaction with other children. The toddlers enjoy playing with other toddlers and playing side-by-side. They learn to share, follow positive behavior, play independently and develop good listening skills, all while having the confidence of a parent being nearby.