Our learning offers a variety of books and materials highlighting math; literacy and phonemic awareness elements such as letters, letter sounds, and rhyming words; science; social studies; music; art and cooking. Learning through play is the basis of our philosophy -- dramatic play set up around the theme, or simply friends playing together, sharing and communicating. We believe wholeheartedly in Vygotsky's theory of children learning through social situations and play. Discussions are initiated every day, based on the children's curiosity, teaching language skills and teachings about everyday life and the wonderful world we live in. Books are used constantly: to look up information in non-fiction books and stories of every type divided and used for each of our exciting curriculum themes. Character development is talked about and worked on -- how to be kind, to control one's own emotions, tell the truth, be thankful, and talk and work together as a team. An I Pad is used, with apps, in a group to support what we are teaching, and to introduce children to technology. With such a small group size in our facility, we are able to devote much time and attention to each individual child to ensure growth in self worth and development and prepare the child to move to Kindergarten. We know and value each and every child that comes to us for care. We usually have children come in as infants and stay until Kindergarten!