EduCare Curriculum & Classrooms

The beginning of learning starts here.

Curriculum

An enriched curriculum facilitates social growth, language development, large and small muscle development and cognitive growth in math, science, music and art. Based on Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) for each age, children learn by enjoying hands-on activities and experiences in their environment.

The center has been influenced by the world-famous Reggio Emilia schools in Italy with the philosophy of project approached, child-centered and child-initiated exploration of learning as it emerges and discovering what direction it should proceed. The use of aesthetically-pleasing, family-friendly and enriched environments are important aspects incorporated into the EduCare Center with decisions revolving around the child's best interest. EduCare curriculum reflects the importance of play and the outdoor environment.

Classrooms

Red Room I-Infant/Toddler Classroom

The infant's individual needs are met by feeding and napping on demand. Teachers respond to the individual cues of an infant by developing a secure attachment. Individualized lesson plans are created to enhance the development of infant children. A variety of sensory opportunities are provided daily. 
The teachers provide an inviting environment for the toddler child to learn developmentally appropriate skills. We believe that children learn through play. Child-centered activities are available for a long period of the day. Sensory development is explored in various learning opportunities throughout the days. Weekly lesson plans are created to enhance the development of the curious toddler child.

Strong partnerships are developed between parents and teachers to ensure a smooth transition from home to our child care setting. A private nursing area is provided for all nursing mothers who wish to continue nursing while returning to the workforce or school.

Red Room II-Toddler Classroom

Not only are the children becoming more independent at this age, but they are also learning how to express themselves. Teachers point out and discuss instances of positive social interaction among children throughout the day by giving the children words to communicate.

Some children show interest in potty training in this classroom. Teachers and parents will work together to assist the child in this interest. Children enjoy Baby Doll Circle Time.

Blue Room I & II-Potty Training Classroom

The children continue to become more independent at this age, but they are also becoming more autonomous. Potty training is a large milestone that children work on achieving. Blue I teachers work with parents to help their child achieve potty-training success.

Weekly lesson plans are posted with the activities that will be provided for the children to explore. Many of the ideas on the lesson plans come from the children’s interest, which encompass the following areas: early mathematics, science, early literacy, language development, social studies, music and movement, creative expression, social and emotional development, heath and safety, and physical development.

The teachers provide an inviting environment for the children to learn developmentally appropriate skills. We believe that children learn through play. Child-centered activities are available for a long period of the day. The literacy program is introduced in this classroom. The children will be able to explore colors, sorting, shapes, and syllables. The children engage with a hands on approach to help enrich their learning experience.

Yellow Room I & II-Pre-school Classroom

A daily literacy program focuses on a wide variety of the learning areas of literacy: oral language, phonological awareness, letter recognition, and print awareness. Many learning concepts such as sorting, patterning, rhyming, and counting, are explored. The literacy program also allows the children to understand letters, numbers, syllables, opposites, and colors. 

Lesson plans are posted with the activities that will be provided for the children to explore. Many of the ideas on the lesson plans come from the children’s interest, which encompass the following areas: early mathematics, science, early literacy, language development, social studies, music and movement, creative expression, social and emotional development, heath and safety, and physical development.

Green Room IA & IB-Provides care and curriculum for children ranging in age from 3 to 5 years of age

The daily curriculum includes a wide variety of the learning areas of literacy: oral language, phonological awareness, letter recognition, and print awareness. Many learning concepts such as sorting, patterning, rhyming, and counting, are explored. The literacy program also allows the children to understand letters, numbers, syllables, opposites, and colors. 

Lesson plans are posted weekly with the activities that are planned for the children to explore. Many of the ideas on the lesson plans come from the children’s interest, which encompass the following areas: early mathematics, science, early literacy, language development, social studies, music and movement, creative expression, social and emotional development, heath and safety, and physical development.

Green Room II-Provides care for children ranging in age from kindergarten through age 12 

The children are able to explore during many field trips throughout the year. The majority of field trips costs are covered by CCAMPIS grants. We believe that the children’s learning takes place not only in the classroom, but outside the classroom as well. Green II provides an enriched environment both inside and outside the classroom to provide the most learning experiences possible for your child. 

We provide care for school age children after school, early release, and school out days. EduCare provides transportation for children in the El Dorado School District and Circle District's Oil Hill School provides bus transportation before and after school.