Class enrollment is based on the child’s age as of September 1. Aside from the infant group, all classes are divided into 6-month age ranges.
Class age groups are listed below. Contact us if you have any questions, or call us at 918-494-6654.
JELLYFISH 3-12 months
The emphasis at this age is positive interaction with teachers and exposure to toys that are appropriate for rapidly developing skills. Individual attention at feeding, nap, and play times provides an atmosphere of loving security for our youngest children.
ANGELFISH 12-18 months
This age is blossoming very rapidly. The focus at this age level is on the growth of physical and social skills. Language is a rapidly developing area that contributes to improved interaction with both adults and peers. Gross motor skills are expanding and many opportunities are provided for practice. Our teachers plan activities to provide a wide variety of learning opportunities, from sharing and peer interaction to early readiness skills.
SEA TURTLES 18 months-2 years
Rapid development, in both verbal and social skills, is taking place during this age. Our teachers plan activities to provide a wide variety of learning opportunities, from sharing and peer interaction to early readiness skills. The children enjoy playing with and talking to their friends, and they are discovering the concept of sharing and cooperating.
WHALES 2–2 ½ years
Children this age are discovering the joy of learning by doing. Along with continued practice in socialization skills, the children are experiencing many new sensations. We foster these sensations with activities focused on cognitive abilities, artistic practice, fine motor skills, and cooperative make-believe. The growth of independence is encouraged, and the children enjoy learning to help care for themselves by dressing, putting on shoes, and washing hands.
SEAHORSES 2 ½-3 years
At this stage of development, children are introduced to some letters and numbers. The classroom is set up in centers to give a more defined space for the children to play. They continue to work on fine motor skills, large motor skills, social/emotional needs, and cognitive abilities. They will also continue practicing their self-help skills as toilet learning progresses.
DOLPHINS 3–3 ½ years
Each child in this age group has the opportunity to explore his/her environment and feelings with positive support from teachers. The day is planned to allow all children the chance to participate in various centers. The curriculum expands to begin fun and educational activities, with colors, shapes, letters, and numbers. The children also begin to explore the environment through the use of calendars and weather charts.
STARFISH 3 ½-4 years
During this year, activities in all developmental areas (cognitive, physical, social, and emotional)- are offered daily. Children explore their own feelings and those of others. Cooperative work and play between peers and teachers provide fun and learning. A wide variety of learning opportunities are offered in activity centers. Exploration of the environment is increased through the use of calendars and weather charts. Readiness activities are a part of each day’s curriculum, and fine motor skills are strengthened. Independence and self-control are nurtured through cooperation in daily living skills and participation in whole group activities.
SHARKS 4-5 years
This last year of preschool is a time for polishing up readiness skills before going off to kindergarten. Children have a variety of choices among carefully prepared developmental activities, with individualized planning done for children. The classroom offers individual, small group, and whole group activities that will help the children prepare for kindergarten. Independence and self-control are goals in both work and play, and the development of social skills continues to be guided in a positive fashion.
A Note about Toilet Training
During the potty-training process, please send your child in pull-ups that open on the sides. We also ask that each child starting in the Dolphin class and up be almost toilet trained by November 1 of the school year. We do not have the facilities to support potty-training in the Angelfish class.