We provide a rich environment with curriculum that is developmentally appropriate to the specific ages in each classroom. We have a structured routine that we believe children thrive in. We strongly believe that learning happens through play. Learning and exploring are hands-on and are facilitated through interest areas. Our program is designed to focus on building social emotional skills, language and literacy, physical development, creativity, science, math and reasoning, and more! We encourage openness to that which is different from us, and the ability to work and play with others.
**Please remember that children at Jubilee like to get creative and might get a bit messy at times. We use washable glue, paints and markers!
Outdoor Play and Walks
We go outside to the playground every day unless the weather does not cooperate. Please make sure that your child has appropriate footwear and outerwear for the weather. Sometimes, the classes will go on nature walks. Infants and toddlers will go for walks in the stroller when the weather permits. We will not go outside if the temperature is above 90 degrees or below 32 degrees. Staff members will actively supervise children while outside to prevent injury. During summer months, please provide sunscreen for your child that is labeled. All children must go outside with their class. If they are too sick to participate in outdoor activities, they will need to stay home from school for the day.
Your child’s transition in childcare should be a positive and exciting learning adventure. We will work with you and your child to ensure that the smoothest possible transition occurs as new routines are introduced.
Transition from home to center
Prior to your child’s first day, you will have an opportunity to tour the center, meet with your child’s peers and teachers, and communicate any anticipated concerns. At this times, please share the best communication methods that the teacher may use to reach you. Please know that most children will likely need an adjustment period. It is very appropriate for your child to need time to feel secure. We will do all that we can to earn his or her trust and assure your child that they are going to be ok. Communication is vital during this crucial time.
Transition between classrooms
Children are transitioned to the next classroom based on age, developmental readiness, state licensing requirements, and space availability. We generally move children up twice a year (August and January)
Our normal daily routine does not include screen time. Our older children may use occasional video clips to support their curriculum. Fridays are always “special video day” at Jubilee. Our 2’s get a learning video and our preschool/prek gets an age appropriate movie in the evening before pickup.
Celebration and awareness of all cultures is vital at a young age because it sets goals and promotes respect for all people and the environment we live. We utilize a wide range of activities and materials to teach our children respect for our world and the diversity of life upon it.
Families are encouraged to share their cultural holidays with their child’s class and staff. We believe that by doing so, our children experience and enhanced understanding of and respect for different cultures.
Infants sleep according to their own schedule and are put to sleep on their backs. Blankets and toys are not allowed in cribs. Pacifiers are allowed in cribs; however, they may not be attached to anything. After lunch, all children participate in a quiet rest time. Children are not required to sleep, however, they must remain on their cots and sleep is encouraged. After 30 minutes, if your child is not sleep and is restless, a quiet activity will be provided on his/her cot.
The most important thing in making potty training successful and as low stress as possible is a family/teacher partnership that supports the child. The child needs to be read physically, psychologically, and emotionally before success can take place. We are committed to working with you to make sure that this process is carried out in a way that makes your child successful! **Children are required to be potty trained before graduating to the preschool classroom.