Inspectors Class (2 1/2 - 3 1/2 years)
Our Inspectors are our youngest learners. During this age, the children will mostly be participating in parallel play, which means they play alongside a friend, but not necessarily with that friend. They are still learning what it means to share. They are, also, trying to understand the ins and outs of their rapidly changing worlds. This can often lead to emotional outburst and some resistance on their part. However, the educators here, at Little Investigators, are trained to help the children learn and understand their emotions, use their words, and practice patience. Inspectors are also pretty playful. We will be sure to include lots of movement to assist in their physical development. Our class will have lots of stories, discussion, art, song, and dance…all day long!
Explorers Class (3 1/2 - 4 1/2 years)
The Explorers Classroom is when our children will be participating in associative play, which means they are interested in playing with a friend. They are understanding what it means to share and see the benefits in working with that friend towards a common goal. Our Explorers are encouraged to communicate their wants and needs through lots of discussion. Our teachers will be asking lots of open-ended questions allowing them to practice describing objects or experiences, forming sentences, and expanding their vocabulary. The Explorers are able to follow direction and are developing a longer attention span allowing them to focus and successfully handle more responsibility.
Detectives Class (4 1/2 - 6 years)
Our Detectives class is for our oldest children. This is the time for cooperation and group play. They are seeing the benefits of collaboration and are able to rely on each other to complete different tasks. Communication is clear and the Detectives are able to appreciate the concept of conversation. They ask lots of questions in order to make sure they have a clear understanding of the topic. We will encourage story-telling to better develop their memory recognition and language. The Detectives are also physically advanced and able to follow directions well, so the teachers will be able to give instructions and trust them to follow through.