"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made" -Psalm 139:14
Here at Graceview ELC we embrace the ABCJesusLovesMe Curriculum. Here is a little more information about it, and after you learn about it you'll understand why we value this curriculum so much.
The ABCJesusLovesMe curriculum has, at its core, 5 comprehensive, research-based curricula for ages 1-5 that focus on academics, development, and Bible learning through play. Teachers take into consideration all learning based theories when making their lesson plans, keeping each individual child in mind.
Each of our rooms are designed specifically for the age group of children in them. Our infant and toddler rooms provide plenty stimulation to keep them moving as well as provide a safe, home-like environment for them to practice their social skills.
They have their own play area where we promote sharing, empathy, and encourage positive behavior.
While we like to keep children together based on their age, we also keep in mind that all children develop at different rates. It is because of this that not all children in a classroom are exactly the same age - we move them up by stage as needed.
Guppies: Infants ( 6 weeks until crawling)
Baby Sharks: Infants (crawling/newly walking)
Rays: Young 2's
The older children in our school are grouped together according to age, including for morning and afternoon extended care. These age groups are more academic focused, as well as emphasizing the importance of friendship, classroom structure,
and accepting others as God made them.
Clownfish: Older 2's
Jellyfish: Older 2's and 3's
Seahorses: Older 3's and 4's
Starfish: Pre-K, Mid-Late 4's