The Bear Cub room accepts children 6 months to 18 months in age. This first year of growth is the most full of change.
The Caterpillar Room accepts children between 12 and 24 months of age. The second year of life is a time of great expansion in the child’s understanding and capabilities. During this year language begins, an understanding of self and others blossoms, movement becomes controlled and more coordinated, and emotions begin to be understood and under some personal control. Moreover, the child is learning the rules of his culture and how to be a contributing member of this culture.
The philosophy of the Caterpillar Room is one of providing responsive care for each child to build self-esteem and self-control. All learning for very young children is based upon their close relation with caring adults. The Caterpillar Room staff works with families to recognize their child’s strengths and to provide opportunities for learning in all facets of their development.
Toddler time is a very exciting time for you and your child. This milestone is usually indicated when the young child takes the initiative to formulate their own ideas, and develop a sense of autonomy. We at the Campbell Child & Family Center support your toddler during this wonderful time by encouraging an enhanced sense of self-confidence and self-esteem.
Our toddler room is safe, spacious and inviting for your child, a place that offers a diversity of age specific learning tools and social opportunities for all children. Your toddler is exposed to colors, shapes, numbers, letters, art sensory activities, song & dance, books, puzzles and many other developmental learning activities throughout their daily routine. The development of language and self-help skills are encouraged and promoted through creative play.
Every child's development is unique and complex. For this reason, the Lightning Bug teachers celebrate each child as a unique individual. Three-year-olds learn primarily through exploring and using all the senses. While playing, they can ignore distractions and focus on the task at hand. They will persist in completing something that is a bit difficult and will begin to think creatively and methodically when solving problems. Our goal is to provide a rich, safe and quality environment through which a child may explore.
As they develop more independence, children this age begin to have real friendships with other children. The Lightning Bug room fosters growth in this area as children learn to empathize with each other and learn to work cooperatively.
The Rainbow Fish classroom environment is based on the center’s philosophy that children learn best when they are guided to actively explore and experiment within their surroundings. Along with that, children develop creative expression, social responsibility, and respect for the individual through a personal process. Our goals for the children and their families throughout the year are to: