A Learning Center is a place where children move around freely and still learn, where physical activity and noise are encouraged. It is a place that recognizes the talent for learning that each child brings from home, and uses this talent on which to build.
Having Fun is a Learning Experience
At Grandma’s House, we have been using our “learn through play” philosophy since we began back in 1983. Our programs implement the high-quality standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) without adopting a commercial curriculum model. We trust in our creative, well-educated teachers to develop their own unique lesson plans, which are based on NAEYC criteria and designed to meet the individual needs of each child.
Inspiring Activities & Opportunities
We take great pride in creating experiences that help our children develop socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively while feeling part of a group. This involves both our interactive play-rich environments and engagement within our communities.
Once a week at each center, we celebrate cultural diversity by exploring various forms of art. The children discover new concepts and vocabulary through hands-on activities and projects.
It’s a fun way for the children to learn about others and explore their own creative expressions:
- Get to know different artists through “Artist Study”
- Use creative movement and visualization techniques to experience drama
- Create art pieces using new media
- Hear new genres of music and participate in expressive dance
We know how busy our families are and do not ask parents to do any fundraising. There are plenty of other ways to be involved! We have Family Nights for everyone, parent-only social events, volunteering opportunities, and more. We also have four parent-teacher conferences a year, weekly newsletters, and lots of helpful information in Parent Resources.See Parent Resources
It's never too early to start teaching children the value of community service. Getting involved in volunteering at a young age can set a life-long pattern of advancing the common good. There are many great opportunities for community service for children that will expand their social circle and build on their empathy and compassion.See Community Service