CurriculumWe are proud to say that our curriculum series are created by national leading educational publishers which include:
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt School Publisher
- Handwriting Without Tears
- Baby Signing Time
- Dino Lingo Language Learning Programs
Anna's Bananas Infant Program focuses on each infant's growth and development by including daily activities for physical, cognitive, language, social and emotional development. Our infants flourish in a loving and nurturing environment with all the comforts of home. Throughout their learning experience, they will be introduced to lots of songs, nursery rhymes, literature, sensory stimulation, and shelves full of engaging toys which are ready for exploration!
Our Infant Program also supports the learning and development of our infants with sign language! The Baby Signing Time® Program helps our children develop both language and cognitive skills. Studies show that babies who learn to sign develop speech sooner and have larger vocabularies when they start talking.
Our Toddler Program is designed around the understanding that at the age of 16 months, each toddler is now developing new ways to express their need to interact with parents, friends and teachers. Toddlers are encouraged to make independent choices, develop self-help skills and begin to solve problems. Using words is not always easy, so incorporating the Signing Time® Program in the classroom gives each child a voice. In the Toddler Program, the Houghton Mifflin Alphafriends Letters and Language© Program allows children to experience letters and sounds through engaging alphabet characters and fun educational songs. Our toddlers enjoy our daily physical fitness, art and music activities.
Our Preschool Program focuses on school readiness with a structured weekly curriculum by Houghton Mifflin Big Day for Pre-K© Curriculum that teaches oral language and vocabulary, social and emotional development, physical development, emergent reading, emergent writing, social studies, mathematics, science, music and fine arts. The Handwriting Without Tears Program introduces students to step-by-step basic strokes used to form all the upper/lowercase letters and numbers in the Handwriting Without Tears Practice Page Book. Our "family team" helps to strengthen each child's decision making and self-help skills in a safe and supportive classroom environment.
The Pre-Kindergarten Program prepares each child for the critical transition from preschool to kindergarten. The program assures that each child will be ready for the academic and social challenges of the kindergarten classroom. Our weekly structured curriculum, by Houghton Mifflin Big Day for Pre-K© Curriculum, teaches oral language and vocabulary, social emotional development, physical development, emergent reading, emergent writing, social studies, mathematics, science, music and fine arts. The Handwriting Without Tears Program introduces students to step-by-step basic strokes used to form all the upper and lowercase letters and numbers in the Handwriting Without Tears Book. Our students practice 200 common Spanish words and phrases through Dino Lingo© Spanish for Kids Program. The Scholastic Little Leveled Readers offer a beginning reading experience where our children practice reading common high-frequency words in unique paperback storybooks.
The pre-kindergarten classroom is set up to allow preschoolers to involve themselves in independent decision making in their classroom. The children can explore dramatic play, literary activities, discovery science projects, a quiet reading area, construction area, and endless specialty Kindergarten Readiness Learning Centers.
Our teachers and I are eager to positively foster your child's social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development as they grow with the Anna's Bananas family. Thank you for choosing Anna's Bananas Licensed Daycare & Preschool Center for your little scholar or scholars! We are excited to provide your child with a new and fun learning experience!
About Our Curriculum:
Anna's Bananas Daycare & Preschool offers an enriched curriculum created by national leading educational publishers, including Houghton Mifflin Harcourt School Publisher©, Handwriting Without Tears, Baby Signing Time® Program, and Dino Lingo© Language Learning Programs. Our curriculum is based on scientific research and provides our infant through preschool children with the foundational skills they need to succeed. Because our curriculum is aligned with local elementary schools and state standards, we have created an innovative bridge for our students to cross from preschool to kindergarten. Our well-rounded educational programs include:
Houghton Mifflin Big Day for Pre-K Curriculum - Big Day for Pre-K is a scientifically researched-based "hands-on, minds-on" program that aligns with key critical Pre-K learning goals. In Big Day for PreK, each day is organized around three Big Experiences-Whole-Group, Circle Time, and Story Time lessons-that provide an anchor for conversation, play, and learning. Carefully selected activities ground the entire class in a common Big Experience. Big Experiences provide integrated learning opportunities and introduce children to new vocabulary, concepts and skills. Big Day for PreK provides intentional instruction in all learning domains:
|Oral Language and Vocabulary||Emergent Reading||Mathematics|
|Social/Emotional Development||Emergent Writing||Science|
|Physical Development||Social Studies||Fine Arts|
Handwriting Without Tears - The Handwriting Without Tears curriculum draws from years of innovation and research to provide developmentally appropriate, multisensory tools and strategies for your classroom. The program follows research that demonstrates children learn more effectively by actively doing, with materials that address all styles of learning.
Scholastic Leveled Reading - Scholastic Little Leveled Readers offers a beginning reading experience, where children practice reading common high-frequency words in unique paperback storybooks.
Baby Signing Time - The Baby Signing Time® Program helps children develop both language and cognitive skills. Studies show that babies who sign actually develop speech sooner and have larger vocabularies when they do start talking.
Dino Lingo© Spanish for Kids Program - Dino Lingo Spanish for Kids is an award-winning language teaching program. Dino Lingo Spanish for Kids learning program teaches the most common 200 Spanish words and phrases.
Physical Fitness - To support your toddler and preschooler's large motor development and kinesthetic learning, Anna's Bananas Daycare and Preschool facilities include playgrounds where children can explore and exercise their imagination through discovery! Along with outside play activities, classrooms also promote large motor development through engaging activities including Yoga for Kids, Cool Aerobics, Bean Bag Activities and Coordination Skills, obstacle courses, parachute games, ribbon dancing and much more.
Music - Our Toddler and Preschool Programs enjoy the enriched music and movement activities from within our curriculum. These enjoyable activities include rhythm stick activities, Musical Scarves and Activities, and an abundance of musical instruments.
Pre-K 'Kindergarten Readiness' Learning Centers
Our Pre-K Learning Centers provide our students with kindergarten readiness opportunities while promoting hands-on and cooperative learning, social interaction and problem solving. Your child will have the opportunity to practice the following skills:
Recognize, identify and write upper and lowercase letters
Read common high-frequency words by sight
Blend and segment onsets of single-syllable spoken words
Practice fine motor skills
Copying, extending and creating patterns.
Compose and decompose numbers up to 10 with objects.
Create and read a simple graph.
Identify 2-D and 3-D shapes by distinguishing similarities and differences.
Practice many other kindergarten readiness skills.
With accredited resources, highly skilled teaching staff, and a safe environment, you can be assured your child will be part of an exceptional, well-rounded educational program!
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