Happiness is success and only when Littles are happy, is when they can be good to themselves and to others. We teach the tools of happiness of Self-Love, Forgiveness, Compassion, Channeling Energy, Health, Play, Freedom, Respect, Self-discovery, Gratitude, Kindness, Confidence, and Fun to influence emotional, social, and intellectual development. Happiness empowers Littles to achieve their fullest potential!
When children are happy, they thrive beyond what we expect. Energy is contagious and we excel in maintaining good vibes for Our Littles to soar and feel a sense of belonging.
LIFE OF A LITTLE
We facilitate our philosophy and core values to instill independence, cooperation, respect and an overall healthy lifestyle on a daily basis. Our goal is to teach Life tools for our Littles to be happy. We use positive guidance and always provide a nurturing, safe, and peaceful environment. We encourage and cultivate positive child, staff, and family relationships. We ensure that we create and uphold a socially and emotionally respectful early learning and care environment. We achieve this by listening, showing respect, and create classrooms that promote independence and engagement.
We train our teachers and staff to give children respect, set realistic expectations, observe children to understand behavioral changes, and model positive communication and social interactions. Our staff will always use positive reinforcement. If there is need for more support regarding social and emotional intervention, then staff will ensure to observe child to gain knowledge of their individual needs, and then work with management and family to ensure an appropriate support plan is made. We will all partner together to reduce challenging behaviors to prevent suspensions or disenrollment. Communication and partnerships is important during this progression. If outside resources such as an early childhood mental health consultant or other specialist is needed, parents will be the first to make a decision and we will partner in any way we can to support this.
Parent and Staff Conferences
We will provide continues exchanges daily on your child’s behavior, progress, and social and physical needs via a daily report using Tadpole (an app we will provide details for use). In addition, we require a monthly in-person meeting to report and discuss your child’s needs. At any time, you can set up a meeting with the staff at your request through management.
|Daily Activity|| Details ||Benefits
|Gratefulness || Sun salutation giving thanks to The Sun and for a new day! ||Reinforces respect, responsibility, and generosity.
|Breathing|| Variety of exercises geared toward breathing techniques. ||Exercises the diaphragm, intercostal muscles, and can positively affect lung capacity and velocity while increasing blood and oxygen flow to the brain and body that has a significant physical impact on wellbeing and health.
Nutrition Each day, children will participate in making their own fruit and vegetable smoothie. Nutritional education is key in maintaining a healthy and productive lifestyle.
|Yoga & Yogic play||Mindful and joyful movements connecting Body, Mind & Spirit utilizing:|
• Creative & organic movements
• Arts & Crafts
• Boosts self-confidence|
• Encourages a lifetime of well-being
• Strengthens immunity
• Promotes thinking & memory
• Supports individuality, creativity and self-expression
• Balances energy
• Encourages motor development & coordination
• Fosters creativity
• Overall social, emotional, and intellectual development
• Encourages relationships & team work
|Meditation/Rest|| Stress-relieving practices meant to calm the mind and release physical tension. ||Improves self-control, focus, relieves stress and balances energy.
|Outdoor play|| Independent outdoor play utilizing playground equipment as well as group activities and games.|| Children who spend more time outside tend to be more physically active and less likely to be overweight. Also boosts immunity and imagination.
|Singing ||Variety of songs and impromptu singing activities.|| Community bonding, improves mental alertness, and is FUN.
|Reading ||Group reading from books at the Lotus Littles’ Library and children may bring a book from home. || Academic excellence for language, speech, and listening.
|Freedom ||Children are given choices on how to spend their time.|| Promotes independence and self-discovery.
|Dance|| Song of the day to promote creative movement and release negative energy. ||Encourages self-discovery and a lot of fun.
|Music|| Variety of background music will be played throughout the day. ||Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness: intellectual, social and emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy. It helps the body and the mind work together. Exposing children to music during early development helps them learn the sounds and meanings of words.
|Celebrations|| Kindness, Birthdays, Positive Behavior, New Seasons, Holidays, Milestones, Achievements, and anything that just feels right.|| The more we celebrate our lives, the more there is in our lives to celebrate!