WILD FLOWERS EARLY LEARNING CENTER LLC
"A fun place to grow!"
"Education must begin at birth."
DR. MARIA MONTESSORI, THE 1946 LONDON LECTURES
The Montessori method suggests that children learn best in an environment that has been prepared to enable them to do things for themselves!
Our goals in the infant program include care, education, and play. We provide care to meet the daily needs of diapering, feeding, and sleeping.
By working to meet the infant's basic needs, we create a healthy and safe environment.
Infants learn to explore safely at their own pace and in their own way.
Our toddler program is designed to support the development of self-help skills. We provide stimulating activities that focus on the process, not the end result.
During this time of constant growth and exploration by busy toddlers, we encourage a "can-do" attitude to promote many self-help skills and develop a healthy self-concept.
Washing hands, participating in toy cleanup, clearing their table space after eating, and toilet training are a few of the daily self-help skills we work on.
PRESCHOOL & SCHOOL AGE
We promote play as an important avenue for learning and enjoyment. Through play children discover, pretend, test, classify, organize and interact with others.
Play calls for imagination, initiative, and purpose. During active play, children practice daily living skills and are given opportunities to develop new skills.
We offer a curriculum for all ages with a variety of hands-on activities and experiences. Through play, children create, explore, and pretend.
Planned activities and consistent daily schedules are balanced with free time to create a fun and developmentally appropriate setting.
Best Beginnings STARS to Quality
We are at the STAR 2 level of this program!
"The Best Beginnings STARS to Quality Program is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system that aligns quality indicators with support and incentives for early childhood programs and early childhood professionals."
This program provides us with ongoing training and education to ensure the families and children we serve are getting the best possible care.
CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM
"The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federally funded program of the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)."
"The program plays a vital role in assuring the nutritional quality of meals and snacks served to eligible children and adults attending non-residential child or adult care programs."
Feeding Children in Child Care
Family-style dining gives children the opportunity to take and eat as much food as they want during meals and snacks. The intent behind feeding in the CACFP is that all children get enough food to meet their nutrient and energy needs.
Family-style dining teaches children:
• choosing from well-balanced and nutritious meals
• how to serve themselves
• eating how much they choose to eat
• trying new foods
• the skills of eating at a table with others
• following positive role models
• table manners
• good eating habits
• positive relationships with food
In family-style dining, providers are responsible for what, when, where and create a setting that
supports pleasant and positive mealtimes. The child is responsible for how much and whether.
Help children "listen" to their own bodies to know how much to eat.
We do not charge extra for meals or snacks.
"This institution is an equal opportunity provider."