Enrichment programs are woven into our daily curriculum to ensure that our students have well-balanced early childhood experiences. Our enrichment programs include gardening, cooking, cultural diversity, Spanish and sign-language.
Gardening helps children learn many valuable lessons about where our food comes from. From selecting their vegetables and flowers, to learning about compost and earth worms, children learn how to be responsible by caring and nurturing for their garden. As children put their investigative skills to work, they learn what is needed to keep their plants growing strong and what is needed to keep them alive. Children are naturally fascinated in seeing their food when it's time to harvest their crops and they begin to notice similarities and differences from their garden vegetables and the produce from the grocery store.
Cooking with students is a great way to expand children’s basic math, science, reading and sensory exploration skills. It also helps build children’s social skills as they work cooperatively with their classmates. Many of our ingredients come right from the children's garden, incorporating healthy food choices and recipes into our cooking projects.
Students are introduced to Spanish and sign language beginning in our Jr. Preschool classroom. New words are introduced during group time, then reinforced throughout the day as children are naturally engaged in play.
At MGLC, we feel it is important to teach children to embrace and respect diversity and there are many ways that we embrace different cultures in our program, such as through music, preparing different foods, clothing, stories, language and art. As we incorporate various different aspects of diversity into our studies, children will learn and embrace the fact that people are not all the same, learning to value the things that makes each of us unique.
Once a week, a dance instructor provides dance lessons for children 3-5-years-old. Dance lesson's will be held in our activity room here at the center. At the end of the semester, there will be a dance recital so students can showcase their talent. Dance lesson's are a separate fee, and paid directly to the dance instructor.
A music instructor provides music sessions for our infants, toddlers and 2-year-olds. Each session includes introducing various musical instruments, and songs to children. This is a fun and educational program that aligns with The Creative Curriculum for Infant, Toddlers and Twos®. These twenty minute group sessions provides developmentally appropriate music, laying the foundation for musical competence. Music sessions are a separate fee, and paid directly to the music instructor.
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