Cottage Garden Homeschool Co-op of Tyler, Texas

Click here to edit subtitle

Nursery, Toddlers, Pre-school and Kindergarten 2017-2018

Nursery, Toddlers, Preschool, Kindergarten

Name of class:  Nursery 

Teacher:  TBA

Class Fee: none

Suitable ages: 6 weeks to 18 months

This class will consist of infants who are not yet mobile, generally under a year old.

Maximum number of children: 5

Description and Objectives of this class: The class will focus on furthering growth and development of children in a loving and Christ-like environment. The children’s needs will be met as needed by caregivers. They may occasionally be taken outside on walks or in their strollers for a ride.

Additional Information: Parents will need to provide a schedule for their child as well as diapers, extra clothing and lunch/snacks.

 

 

Name of Class:  Toddlers

Teacher:  TBA

Maximum number of students: 6

Class Fee:  $12.00

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 18 months- 2/3 years

The toddler age is a time of rapid growth and development. It is important to recognize that each child has his or her own rate of development. Children in this class will generally range from 24 months up to about 3 years of age. Children should be walking and moving about independently. At this age they are developing verbal skills and will be at varying ranges from saying single words to putting together sentences. They should be able to follow simple directions. They should be imitating the interactions of other children and adults and showing interest and curiosity in their surroundings. They should be showing interest in listening to songs and stories. Some separation anxiety at this age is normal.

Description and Objectives of this class: The toddler class will focus on furthering growth and development of children in a loving and Christ-like environment. The children will have alternating periods of active play and calm activities. Sensory motor activities such as sand and water play, play dough and painting will be incorporated. Activities that busy mothers may be reluctant to do at home. There will be an outside playtime before lunch and rest time after lunch. The parents will be responsible for snack and lunches.  They will also need to bring each week a blanket for nap/rest time.



Name of Class:  Pre-school

Name of Teacher:   Teachers-Kristi Horton and Jennifer Massingill (4 year olds), Charl Rae Cobb (3 year olds)

Suitable Ages:  3-5 Years 

Class Fee $15.00

Maximum number of children:

The younger years are a time of rapid growth and development. It is important to recognize that each child has his or her own rate of development. Just because a child may seem ahead or behind at this age does not mean they will be that way as they reach elementary age. Children in this class will generally range from age 3 year olds to 5 year olds. Children should have developing verbal skills and be able to communicate. They should be beginning to gain self-help skills such as putting on their coat or shoes, using the toilet and asking for help when needed. They should be able to follow simple directions and sit for longer periods of time. They should be interacting with other children and adults, although some separation anxiety at this age is normal. They should be showing interest in learning through stories, songs, and play. They should know most shapes and colors. Older children should be beginning number, letter, and sound recognition and comprehension. 



Name of Class:  Kindergarten

Name of Teacher: TBA

Class Fee: $25.00

Maximum number of children: 10

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 4-5 years

Description and Objectives of this class: The class will focus on development of skills in preparation for higher learning in the following areas:

Physical: both fine and gross motor skills. Fine motor skills include eye-hand coordination activities such as using crayons, markers, play dough, and scissors. Use of small toys such as peg boards, blocks, puzzles. Gross motor skills include outside activities such as running and climbing, skipping, hopping, catching, and throwing.

Cognitive: Learning colors, shapes, letters, and numbers. Classifying and sorting objects. Learning nursery rhymes, songs, and finger plays, and looking at books.

Social/Emotional: Interacting with others through play and in positive ways: Christian attitude (keeping hands to self, etc.). The class will work on participating in group activities for increasing time increments, expressing themselves in positive ways by asking for things and stating their needs using words.

Health: The children will be learning to care for themselves through washing hands, toileting, wiping their noses.

Self-Help Skills: Putting on coat, shoes; using the restroom; washing hands; cleaning up after themselves.

Revised 4/2/17