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Child Development Domains

I aim to address each of these domains throughout the day:

Gross Motor:


Learning to use all of the “big” muscles in our body.  Crawling, walking, running, skipping, jumping, and climbing are all examples of gross motor activity.

Fine Motor:


Fine motor activities teaches a child how to precisely control the muscles in the hands.  Coloring, writing, cutting with scissors, using tweezers, tearing paper, etc. all help build fine motor skills.

Language:


This includes the alphabet, phonemic awareness, oral, and written language.  Even though your little one won’t be able to read for several years, it is important to read to children.

Cognitive:


This includes cause-and-effect, reasoning, as well as early-math skills such as counting, sorting and patterning.

Social/Emotional:


Your child is a social being!  Learning to play with others, manners and using kind words are also examples of this skill.  This domain also includes making sure a child feels safe and nurtured.

Self-help/Adaptive:


Activities include learning to dress oneself, feed oneself, using the toilet, brushing teeth, washing their own hands, etc.  Everything that a child needs to know to start being more independent.

Preschool children are reaching the end of their formative years and they are reaching the age where they are able to start attending a formal educational school.  Although kindergarten is not a requirement, many parents choose to send their children.  I, just like you, want children to be as prepared as possible for this new stage.

 


I provide a curriculum planned by me which is mainly catered to children ages 3 through 5 years.  Toddlers 1 1/2 through 2 years will use the same curriculum which will be modified and simplified to fit their developmental timetable and skill set.  My curriculum is filled with fun hands-on activities, art, crafts, and early literacy experiences.  This curriculum is developed to ensure that children would be introduced to necessary skills and concepts needed in school.  


Activities are integrated across all domains of development—physical, emotional, social, and cognitive—and develop a wide variety of skills, including:

  • Pre-writing
  • Pre-reading
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies

  • Music
  • Creative arts
  • Motor skills
  • Health
  • Self-help skills and much more!

As part of the curriculum we use:

  • Activities to help children explore new experiences, concepts, and skills.
  • Books of all types and genres to build vocabulary and language skills. 
  • Dramatic Play to expand a child's life experiences
  • Music to increase language and math ability, social behavior, and improve in spatial-temporal reasoning (problem solving).
  • Basic Spanish to expose children to other languages.
  • Multi-sensory Toys to simultaneously use multiple pathways in the brain.
Please understand that I am not or have ever been a formal teacher.  I do however have sufficient training and college education to qualify for a California Child Development Assistant Teacher permit.