"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.". -Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)
We provide a safe and nurturing “home away from home” where babies can grow and learn every day by exploring and making new discoveries. We are committed to making this first transition away from home easy and natural for you and your child as he takes his first steps toward a bright future. Routines are the curriculum for an infant’s day. Every moment in a young child’s day offers opportunities for learning. Your infant will learn age-appropriate social, emotional, physical, and intellectual skills in our care.
The toddler room at Oak Hill Early Learning Center is a unique transition program that offers the comforts of the infant room but is set up to encourage gross motor play and emerging independence. Children begin to transition from high chairs to sit at a table for meals and snacks and are given ample opportunity for exploration.We recognize that children at this age may be at very different stages of development. Some may have just started walking, while others are already exploring the many other facets of their emerging development. Our teachers create fun and rewarding activities that address each child’s developmental needs. Our toddlers also enjoy learning about letters, sounds, and animals.
2-Year Olds and 3-Year Olds
Two and three-year-olds are filled with energy and curiosity about the world and are developing a sense of increasing independence. They are undergoing rapid development in many areas, and are eager for attention to help them learn and understand how the world works. Routines begin to take a definite form and children are mastering important skills that will enable them to be independent. There are a variety of age-appropriate choices throughout the day to address major areas of child development including social and emotional, fine and gross motor skills, cognitive thinking, and language and literacy.
VPK gives children a jump start by preparing them for school and enhancing their pre-reading, pre-math, language and social skills. By developing the skills children need to become strong readers and students at an early age, children are more likely to be successful in school. At Oak Hill Early Learning Center, we understand that the most important growth and development in the brain happen by the age of five. The early years are the learning years. A child’s ability to be attentive and to follow directions emerges in the early years. Structured early learning fosters these abilities for later success in school and in life. And your child will benefit from this high-quality early childhood education program.
Before & After Care
What children do before and after school is just as important as their school time activities. These programs play a significant role in the lives of children and can offer more than a place to go when school is out. Our program helps them develop the social skills they will need to succeed in school and in life. Youth who graduate are also more likely to earn a better income than non-graduates. Our before and after school programs give students the chance to meet caring adults and offers them a positive role model.