Curriculum Map/ Scope and Sequence
Infants and Toddlers
Infants need a safe "home away from home" where they can learn, play and grow. Wonderland has designed a nurturing, creative world for infants that help their minds and bodies develop. Our Center Directors and Teachers work side-by-side with our families to make this first transition away from home easy and natural for you and your child as she takes her first steps toward a bright future. We are committed to the formation of loving, trusting bonds between infants and toddlers and their teachers.
With that, each child is assigned a primary teacher, and that teacher is responsible first and foremost for meeting your infant’s needs. This practice promotes a deeper understanding of your child’s personality, likes, dislikes, and developmental needs and creates a true community of infant childcare.
Our program emphasizes the importance of encouraging, supportive interactions between teacher and child. Caregivers sing, read, and talk with your child to help him or her with this critical developmental stage. Your child’s classroom is designed with furniture, toys, and equipment that are appropriate in size, so infants can move, explore, and play with confidence.
Program Features Include:
Group Interaction to spark curiosity and socialization.
A focus on cognitive and motor skills through playtime and activities.
Whole-child development through age-appropriate materials and toys.
Regular communication between teachers and families to keep you informed about your child´s day.
Gear Up! Your son or daughter has taken to their feet. They walk, talk, and begin to develop relationships with one another. Wonderland’s toddler program is filled with sensory and movement experiences that emphasizes the importance of a toddler’s environment and relationships. We strive to provide a high level of interaction while individually nurturing each child.
Program Features Include:
Daily whole group instruction promoting social skill development.
Development of children’s confidence, self esteem, and love of learning.
Monthly Thematic units that provide a variety of daily activities and experiences.
Regular communication between teachers and families to keep you informed about your child’s day.
Two Year Old Program
Language development and listening skills that include color words, shapes, animals, transportation, countries, community helpers, health, safety, manners, science.
The ability to recognize colors, shapes, and animals
The ability to recognize parts of the body
The ability to recognize family members
Introduce numbers, letters, and greetings
Numbers: Simple counting 1-10
Number concepts 1-10
Three Year Old Program
- Recognition of name, sound, and picture for short vowels and consonants
- Formation of vowels and consonants in upper and lower case
- Language development and listening skills that include color words, shapes, animals, transportation, countries, community helpers, health, safety, manners, science.
- Development of language.
- Colors, shapes, animals, and greetings.
- The ability to recognize parts of the body.
- The ability to recognize family members.
- Recognizing nouns, vowels, and numbers.
- Learn to write numbers, letters, and their name.
- Introduce them to the sounds of the letters.
- Introduce the days of the week, and months of the year
Numbers: Simple counting 1-30
Number concepts 1-15
Four Year through - Preschool Program
Phonics and Reading:
Recognition of name, sound, and picture of long and short vowels and consonants Sounding of blends and one- and two-vowel words Reading of sentences and stories with one- and two-vowel words.
Formation of letters, blends, and words
Writing of first name
Twenty-eight poems and finger plays committed to memory.
Language development and listening skills that include color words, shapes, animals, transportation, countries, community helpers, health, safety, manners, science
Numbers: Number recognition and counting 1-100
Number concepts 1-20
Numbers before and after 1-20
Before and after School Care
- As each child gets off the bus, ascertain how their day went at school and get to the root of any problem they may have experienced. Make them feel great about themselves.
- Provide an opportunity for them to let off excess energy with playground activity.
- Provide an environment for socialization, arts and craft projects, games and music.
- Assist with homework, checking it and helping them with gaps in understanding or knowledge.
- Spanish and American Sign Language Class.
Opening Hours 7:15 AM Closing Hours: 5:30 PM
Hot Lunch: Prepared on Site
Licensed by: California State Office of Child and Family Services
Languages supported: English, Spanish, American Sign Language
Transportation: Provided to all local schools before and after
Holidays: New Year’s Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after, Christmas Day. We close early on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. We also close for one day each year for staff training. For 2012, full details in printable form and available on our "forms and information" page.
Each teacher in Wonderland Preschool has years of experience working with young children. All staff is fingerprinted as well as CPR and First Aid certified. All Wonderland Preschool teachers are to support each child in his/her learning needs. All of the staff believes in the process not just the product. Our open-door policy allows parent to freely ask question and get updates on their child. Class ratios are 1:4 depending on class age group with highly qualified teachers.
Trilingual Program - English, Spanish and American Sign Language