Panda Dreams Daycare!
The perfect Combination – It is my belief that young children should be in a nurturing, calm, clean and educationally stimulating environment which will set them up for a successful future in school, with relationships and later on with jobs. Children develop most of their personality by age 3 so choosing a daycare that can provide your child with what they need is essential.
During the school year we have monthly learning themes and focus is on providing rich and full Circle Time’s, Preschool Time with worksheets, video and discussion, and conducting Art Projects that go along with our themes. In the Summer season we have more gardening, water play, extended outside play, Sensory Learning, Free Style Art Projects (not based on learning themes) and creative play themes.
o A Preschool Curriculum…
…for Ages 3 & Up with Learning Themes Which Include but are not Limited to; Telling Time, Reading, Writing, Sight Words, Days of the Week, Months of the Year, Seasons, Animals, Insects, Vehicles, Job Occupations,Currency, Math, Line Tracing, Cutting with Children’s Scissors, Matching, Memory Games, Puzzles, Sorting & Categorizing & More
o Daily Circle Time…
Children use charts, sing and count out loud, count with the abacus, and practice writing on the boards. We choose a Weather Forecaster and a Calendar person to help us, spell out everyone’s names and go over the days of the week. We build in activities from our theme and play “I Spy”, “What’s in the Box” have impromptu Dance Parties and use our Felt Board for building numbers and placing items where they should go. Lastly, we have an educational video and discussion to go with our topic of the day. Story Time is very interactive, silly and fun.
o Organic Gardening for Kids
Learning all About the Planting, Growing, Cultivating Process & Nature. Being outside in the sun and dirt feels good and is grounding for the children.
o Kids Cooking Classes
Children Make Soups, Entrees, Breads, Snacks & Healthy Low Sugar Smoothies. Before the children start the process we talk about all of the ingredients & allow the children to taste, smell, discuss the ingredients & where we might also see them used & why they are good for us. The children pour liquids, grains, powders etc., measure dry materials, stir, sift, roll, cut (with non-sharp tools) sprinkle, & much more. All actual cooking and baking is done behind a supervised baby gate and children are not allowed near the stove.
o Science Projects & Arts n Crafts Projects
o Sensory Play with Various Tactile Materials A Light Box, & Bins Filled with Toys, Scooping & Pouring Vessels & Molds
o Puzzles & Various Manipulative’s …which Teach how to Lace, Sew, Connect, Build, Disconnect, Screw Together, etc.
o Fun and Educational Field Trips
Our Field Trips are always very successful! Please see our Photo Gallery Page to view some of the fun we have had with field trips. Please see our Events Page to view just a few of our Field Trips and Parties
o Award Winning Pre-K Computer Program All of the children take turns navigating the mouse with this award Winning Preschool – Kindergarten Curriculum. There are thousands of Projects teaching ABC’s, Reading, Numbers, Shapes, Colors, Memorization, Hand/Eye Coordination, Puzzles, Coloring, Practice Writing & More. I invite you to take a look for yourself with this link: http://www.abcmouse.com Click on the Play Button to Start the Video. (Photos coming soon)
o American Sign Language Series “Signing Time” is produced by “Two Little Hands”. They have received 81 awards for quality of products. We watch the video together and practice the signs as a group and individually throughout the day. If you would like to read up on research that has been done on how Signing Impacts Language Development, Cognitive Development, Social-Emotional Development, Literacy , Subject Areas and more click here…http://www.signingtime.com/resources/sign-language-research/#preschoolA
We are pleased to be able to offer our unique home daycare with preschool services in Rancho San Diego, (El Cajon) and to serve all the surrounding cities including San Diego, La Mesa, Spring Valley, Santee, Lakeside, Jamul, & Alpine.
We Reserve the Right to Refuse Service to anyone who is unreasonably rowdy, disruptive or who causes trouble in the group. We also reserve the right to refuse service if there are safety concerns with the child to him/herself, toward other children, or with a parent/guardian/family member who harasses our staff members.