Infant and Toddler Care (6 weeks - 2 years of age) Our infant and toddler program introduces our youngest children to early literacy activities and focuses on encouraging the children's developmental milestones and natural need to explore the world around them. The staff respond quickly to the infant's physical and emotional needs. This helps build a sense of trust and security. The toddlers have daily opportunities to explore creative arts, dramatic play, music and movement activities, story time, and are exposed to classical literature and American Sign Language.
Preschool Programs (2 - 5 years of age) Through weekly themes the children experience fun and creative learning in creative art, language arts, dramatic arts, construction, math, and science. They enjoy daily story time, music and movement, and exercise. The day is a balance of teacher and child-lead activities. Although the daily schedule for a preschooler is more structured than the toddler class, there is still flexibility to take advantage of teachable moments and to be spontaneous. The preschool classrooms focus on a letter, color, number, shape, and specific learning concepts each week.
Part Day Preschool (3 - 5 years of age) NEW PROGRAM! These days working families may not be obligated to work onsite at a specific location or committed to a set full-time schedule. We understand that part-time flexible child care options is a new norm. Classes are offered 5 days a week (M-F) from 9:30am - 2:30pm. Schedule options are 5 Days, 3 Days (M,W,F) and 2 Days (T, TH). Children will experience arts and crafts, story-time, S.T.E.M. activities, dramatic arts, music, and physical play. Weekly bible, character education, and social/emotional awareness lessons are also included.
School Age Care (ages 5 - 12) Children who attend local schools in Orange County have the option of attending our center before and after school. There is an Orange County bus stop at the side of our parking lot and our staff will assist your child getting on and off the bus. We have limited space for school-age children. As space allows, school-age children may attend the center during school holidays.
Summer Program (ages 6 weeks - 5 years of age) The Infant through Preschool Summer Program is included with the Preschool year. It consists of weekly water activities, festive seasonal activities such as picnics, parades, beach day, and carnival day.
Summer Camp (6 - 12 years of age) Our Summer Camp is for 6 - 12 years of age. Summer Camp consists of 10 weeks of FUN with themed weeks, field trips, creative activities, annual art and talent show, STEM projects, and character building activities.
Weekly Bible Stories & Character Building We share weekly bible stories with the children. In addition to the story, we will have extension activities to support the value and moral of each story. We introduce the children to good character traits through stories, activities, and games.
Inter-generational Program We are unique to be located on the campus of Dogwood Village of Orange County. Our children participate in weekly activities to include, but not limited to story time, exercise time, cooking and art projects, fun games, annual Easter egg hunt, and a festive holiday show. The children and residents of Dogwood Village build loving relationships and look forward to our visits together.