At A Step Ahead Child Care & Education Center our mission is to provide affordable, convenient,
dependable child care that meets the needs of each child and family in a safe, educational environment.
We believe in developing children using activities that are age appropriate along with hands on learning and proper modeling. All children deserve to start A Step Ahead. Our goals are:
From the moment babies are born, they begin to actively learn. They start to gather information about the world around them using their five senses. Baby brain development studies have found that an infant’s brain doubles in size during the first year of life and that synapses are created at a faster rate during the first three years than any other period in a person’s life. The infant environment is set up around the needs of your infant. We provide loving, nurturing care for your baby in a clean and safe environment. Each space includes books and items that encourage self discovery. The infant environment is structured with a sleeping area, gross motor/movement area, eating area, changing area and active time area.
It is during the toddler years that most children’s language skills blossom. Singing songs, reading stories and simply talking about what you are doing together will help a child learn new words. In addition to an expanding vocabulary, toddlers are learning all sorts of things about the world around them through hands-on exploration and active play. Our resources are designed to facilitate a loving and nurturing learning environment in which toddlers can discover and grow. Our schools include outdoor play spaces that children enjoy daily.
Using open-ended explorations and guided play, our program support children's natural need to play and opens up a world of discovery. The environment is set up to learn life skills for the best start possible. The areas of the classroom: fine/gross motor, practical life, art & sensorial, social & language, and music were selected to best prepare your child for a lifelong love of learning. Our schools include outdoor play spaces that children enjoy daily. At this age we begin to qualitatively observe each child’s progress towards preparation for Kindergarten across core areas of numbers, counting, letters, word recognition, writing, shapes and patterns. These observations are recorded and shared with parents at various points throughout the school year.
A Step Ahead provides a loving, welcoming environment for our children to learn, grow and discover themselves. The staff embrace the children and strive to meet the needs of each child to maximize their potential. We appreciate the open communication and organization of the director so we know what is occurring each week and so we can carry-out the teaching at home. Our children look forward to going to school each day, and we have confidence to know they are in good hands.
-Sarah, mother of 2