The PAC2 Center offers a planned curriculum based on children’s ages, interests, and levels of development. The program is planned and is not merely a babysitting service. The program includes play, social interaction, and educational activities. The daily schedule provides a balance between individual learning experiences and group activities for the social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development of young children.
The following is a brief overview of the PAC2 Program:
- Creativity – There will be many opportunities for self-expression. The Center offers a balance of creative activities in art, movement, and music.
- Comfort – An atmosphere of LOVE and RESPECT is stressed. We want your child to feel comfortable and to develop a positive self-image.
- Inside/Outside Gross and Fine Motor Activities
- Outdoor examples: climbing, riding trikes, running, jumping and sand play.
- Indoor examples: crawling, climbing, and manipulative play.
- Learning – Learning is geared to the interest, developmental levels and readiness of each individual child.
- Readiness – Daily activities emphasize readiness skills in the areas of language development, concept development, children’s literature and science. Various elements of mathematics and reading are included in concept development and the oral language areas.
Infant and toddler activities focus on basic developmental objectives and caregiver-child interactions which are incorporated into the daily schedule. Infants and toddlers are encouraged to move freely and, weather permitting, taken outdoors daily. Direct eye contact is encouraged when caring for and talking to infants. Appropriate toys are available and rotated often for variety. All infants are held when given a bottle. Toddlers are encouraged to feed themselves.