Class time is balanced to include teacher-initiated activities designed to assist with specific school readiness skill development and child-initiated exploration of a wide variety of materials and centers designed to stimulate, engage, and foster excitement and enthusiasm for learning.
Summer Steps prepares children for optimal participation and success in kindergarten aiming to facilitate cognitive, social, emotional and physical development through a wide variety of learning experiences.
Children have both whole group and small group experiences with an emphasis on successful participation as a classroom community member. In addition to classroom activities, there is outdoor play time with climbing equipment, and sprinklers, music and movement class, and art studio class. Field trips are included as well.
Summer Steps believes in working together with children’s families. Discussion groups for parents/guardians facilitated by child development professionals are offered during the program.