Brookeside Learning Center
Note: Infants follow a parent teacher collaborative schedule that fits the needs of each child. Feeding instructions are provided monthly by parents.
books, reading out loud, finger play, rhymes, songs, games, ASL, naming objects, following simple instructions
examples: story time, music playing in class while teacher dances, stacking rings, flash cards, poster board with emotions, sitting on the floor with verbal and ASL direction
Social and emotional development
Gross motor : activities to promote holding head up and steady, sitting with or without assistant, crawling, pulling up, push toys, rolling, throwing balls, and climbing and crawling up and down soft play equipment.
Fine motor activities such as grasping objects with one hand, picking up small object (cereal), transferring a toy from one hand to the other.
Self help skills
All activities are not limited only altered to meet the ability and age of each child
simple instructions, listens and participates in singing and finger plays, names and identifies familiar objects, understands or communicates verbally or using ASL, points or verbally communicates needs, follows 2 step directions, sorts shapes and colors,
Social and Emotional
practicing positive separation practices, playing with peers and self in a safe manner, taking turns, following a daily routine, meaningful play
Large and Fine Motor Development
scribbles on paper, painting, building, climbing up and down without assistance, adding/ removing objects, running, dancing, throwing balls, simple puzzles
Self Help Skills
helping with dressing self, drinking from cups, eating with a spoon, climbing on and off furniture safely, washing hands
Sensory safe materials, found in nature, stimulate the 5 senses, a part of other traditions and cultures
Children will not move up into our preschool class until they are potty trained and out of diapers. We will continue to assist each child to maintain healthy habits.
Inclusive preschool program that is themed based and enriched with literacy. We have a age appropriate stimulating learning environment that includes all types of learners. We offer a wide variety of planned activities that are altered to meet the needs of each individual learner in the classroom.
Our curriculum During the school year is Big Day Curriculum along with other research based curriculum, activities, and assessments that allow every child the opportunity to build on current skills and learn new skills to better prepare them for kindergarten and the years following. This curriculum meets the Texas prekindergarten guidelines and is utilized by our school district. We focus on five primary domains of development but do not limit our activities by age. We offer many opportunities and activities each day to accommodate all types of learners.
Communication and Assessments: The teachers communicate daily accomplishments, behavior, and other concerns through our weekly communication log and annual teacher conferences. This age follows a teacher create daily schedule to ensure security, confidence in each child, and maintain classroom management. At the beginning of each school year ( September - May) your child’s teacher will provides a welcoming letter, supply list, classroom expectations and discipline guidance and policy which coincides with our centers policies.
All age group activities are not limited to those listed this is just a overview of activities and age appropriate milestones.
These Pathways to Readiness provide our children, families, and teachers with age appropriate research based indicators and benchmarks to help each child’s growth and development in all five learning domains. Our classroom learning centers allow for teachers to add and remove learning materials to accommodate all types of learning styles and to produce meaningful play each day. We are dedicated to assisting your child to meet the demands of their educational years beyond the time with us.