Diverse Learning Environments
The One Year Old Program is aimed at providing a warm, loving, and safe environment filled with learning activities that enhance the development of your child. We provide opportunities for the children to explore, experiment, and improve their self-help skills. Sensory games, picture games, songs, nursey rhymes, and puppet play are a few example of our daily activities.
The Two Year Old Program encourages language development and exposes the children to basic concepts and skills. The daily schedules includes age-appropriate lesson plans, art projects and development of fine and gross motor skills. Music and movement exercises and organized inside and ouside activities are planned throughout the day.
If your child is not potty-trained we will assist you with the process when you feel your child is ready. Our staff has a great success rate with potty-training our two year olds.
The Three Year Old Program is designed to encourage students to explore a variety of basic concepts and skills.
The children will learn names, sounds, and pictures of all the letters of the alphabet. Along with Creative Curriculum we use Handwriting without Tears. Hands-on learning accompanied with handwriting improves children’s writing and fine motor skills.
They will learn how to count to 50 and recognize numbers 1-15 and beyond. The curriculum includes shape and color recognition, opposites and positional concepts. Poems, rhymes, stories, and finger plays are integrated to make the learning process more meaningful and a fun experience for the child.
The teachers spend the year preparing the students for VPK and giving them the foundation they need to become accomplished learners.
Bluffs School is a participant in the VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program) in Florida
VPK gives each child a solid foundation and opportunity to perform better in school and throughout life with quality programs that include age-appropriate curriculum with a strong emphasis on early literacy skills, accountability, manageable class sizes and qualified teachers.
The students will study phonics, math concepts and letter and number recognition as well as science exploration. Concepts and skills are integrated to make the learning process more meaningful for the children. Arts and crafts, music and movement, educational games and physical education are also important parts of the program.
Our VPK hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00am-12:00pm. Additional hours before and after VPK hours are also offered.
After Care & Summer Camp
After school time consists of homework, snack, athletic games, arts and crafts projects, music and movement exercises and more. Computers are accessible for educational use and recreational fun. Quiet areas are available for reading and quiet time.
During the summer our staff will supervise field trips to local venues like Calypso Bay, Off the Wall Trampoline Center, Plaster Time, Burns Road Pool, Peanut Island, Sandoway Nature Center, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center and many more fun places.