< style="color:#868585;" class=" ">Caterpillar CLASS

2 TO 3.5 YEAR OLDS

At Playful Tots Learning Center, we understand that this may be your child’s first experience in a school setting, so one of our priorities is to create a warm and loving environment where your child will feel happy and comfortable. Our Caterpillar Class is designed to ease the transition to school, help your child become comfortable being away from his/her parent or caretaker, and also learn to move between specific tasks and activities.

 

Our Caterpillar Class encourages communication skills, which enables children to shift their play patterns away from parallel play to cooperative play. This class also gives children the opportunity to explore multiple areas at Playful Tots Learning Center, including the outdoor play area and indoor tumble room. We will also help your Caterpillar start the potty training process.

catipillar

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.

Aristotle

< style="color:#868585;" class=" subtitle ">General Curriculum Outline

Circle Time

• Letter recognition activities

• Calendar and weather

• Songs and poems

• Songs and poems

• Rhyming games

• Number sorting & patterns

• Pre-reading skillss

• Pre-reading skills

• Group discussions

• Phonics awareness activities

• Sign language

Music & Movement

• Games

• Dancing

• Exercise

• Instruments

• Outdoor Sports

• Yoga

Socialization & Free Play

• Letter recognition activities

• Calendar and weather

• Songs and poems

• Rhyming games

• Sign language

• Number sorting

• Pattern recognition

• Story telling

• Pre-reading skills

• Group discussions

• Phonics awareness activities

Other Curriculum

Our curriculum is based on each individual child and his/her ability. We will have themes that we will follow and introduce a new letter each week, but your child will help create and determine what we learn.

Arts & Crafts

• Self Portraits

• Cut and paste

• Free art

• Sensory play

• Seasonal & Holidays art

HUGS GIVEN

JOKES TOLD

GAMES PLAYED

STORIES TOLD

< style="color:#868585;" class=" subtitle ">SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE OF OUR ACTIVITIES

  • Breakfast (bring from home) 7:30
  • Table choice (potty time) 8:00
  • Welcome songs & circle time 8:30
  • Tumble room 9:00
  • Snack & outdoor play (potty time) 9:45
  • Arts & crafts 10:30
  • Tumble room (potty time) 11:00
  • Lunch (not provided) & outdoor play 11:45
  • Story time (potty time) 12:45
  • Nap & rest time 1:00
  • Snack & outdoor play (potty time) 3:00
  • Tumble room 3:30
  • Arts & crafts 4:30
  • Songs & games 5:00
  • School closed 5:30

A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.

Brad Henry

MICHELLE HERERRA

Owner & Teacher

Michelle has over 10 years experience as a Pre-K teacher, and was formerly the Assistant Director at Kindercourt Academy in San Carlos. After having her son, Michelle was inspired to start Playful Tots so that she could continue to provide each child with the individualized love, care and attention that will enable him/her to thrive socially and academically.

 

Michelle grew up in Redwood City and graduated from Woodside High School. She received her ECE certificate from Canada College, and is good standing with the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Professional Association of Childhood Education.

MY CLASSES EMPHASIZE

HUGS · 100%
ARTS & CRAFTS · 95%
READING · 85%
WRITING · 85%
SOCIALIZING · 75%
< style="color:#868585;" class=" subtitle ">BUTTERFLY CLASS

3.5 TO 5 YEAR OLDS

In the Butterfly Class (pre-K/TK) our primary goal is to get your child socially, emotionally and academically prepared for Kindergarten. Our focus will be on introducing your child to age-appropriate reading skills, which include rhyming, phonics, and sight words. as well as making your child comfortable writing letters, numbers.

 

The Butterfly Class will also introduce your child to the amazing world of science and math in both fun and creative ways. The Butterfly Class will also continue to build your child’s confidence and skill set by developing social skills with peers and learning valuable leadership skills.

butterfly

Our school is a place for kids to learn, play and explore.

Michelle Herrera

< style="color:#868585;" class=" subtitle ">General Curriculum Outline

Circle Time

• Letter recognition activities

• Calendar and weather

• Songs and poems

• Songs and poems

• Rhyming games

• Number sorting & patterns

• Pre-reading skillss

• Pre-reading skills

• Group discussions

• Phonics awareness activities

• Sign language

Music & Movement

• Games

• Dancing

• Exercise

• Instruments

• Outdoor Sports

• Yoga

Socialization & Free Play

• Letter recognition activities

• Calendar and weather

• Songs and poems

• Rhyming games

• Sign language

• Number sorting

• Pattern recognition

• Story telling

• Pre-reading skills

• Group discussions

• Phonics awareness activities

Other Curriculum

Our curriculum is based on each individual child and his/her ability. We will have themes that we will follow and introduce a new letter each week, but your child will help create and determine what we learn.

Arts & Crafts

• Self Portraits

• Cut and paste

• Free art

• Sensory play

• Seasonal & Holidays art

TEACHERS

COURSES

LESSONS

ACTIVITIES

< style="color:#868585;" class=" subtitle ">SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE OF OUR ACTIVITIES

  • Breakfast (bring from home) 7:30
  • Table choice 8:00
  • Tumble Room 8:30
  • Welcome songs, circle time, crafts 9:00
  • Snack 10:15
  • Outdoor play 10:30
  • Lesson time (see monthly calendar) 11:00
  • Lunch (not provided) & outdoor play 12:15
  • Story time 1:00
  • Nap & rest time 1:15
  • Snack table choice 3:00
  • Arts & crafts (see monthly calendar) 3:30
  • Outdoor play 4:30
  • Songs & games 5:00
  • School closed 5:30

Our school is a place for kids to learn, play and explore.

Michelle Herrera

MICHELLE HERERRA

Owner & Teacher

I have over 10 years experience as a Pre-K head Teacher, and was formerly the Assistant Director at Kindercourt Academy in San Carlos. After having my son in Oct 2013, I was inspired by him to start Playful Tots, so that i could continue to pursue my passion for teaching in a smaller setting and provide each child with the individualized love, care and attention that will enable your child to thrive socially and academically.

 

I grew up in Redwood City and graduated from Woodside High School. I received my ECE certificate from Canada College. I have always had a passion for teaching young children. I love being able to provide your child with their first school experience.

MY CLASSES EMPHASIZE

PAINT · 95%
DRAWING · 85%
GRAPHIC · 75%
SPORT · 65%
MUSIC · 55%