When researching high quality childcare centers, there are many aspects to consider. It’s particularly important that families pay close attention to the type of environment their child will be in during his or her time there and what kind of curriculum is followed. There should be opportunities for dramatic (pretend) play, creative art activities, building and construction activities, and opportunities to be read to; just to name the basics.
Just like reading, writing, and math, arts and enrichment programs are essential to a child’s growth and development. At Educational Playcare, we are proud to have all of our students participate in our Quack Pack programs, which include music, fitness, and yoga at no additional cost! These programs are not only fun, which is one of our Core Values, but they are very beneficial for children.
At Educational Playcare, we use ABC Music & Me, an award-winning music curriculum created by Kindermusik International, the world’s most trusted brand in musical learning for over 30 years. Research shows that exposure to music can improve children’s ability to learn. Additional benefits of music and movement programs include:
- Encouraging both large and small muscle development
- Learning to express emotions
- Improving balance and coordination
- Supporting cognitive development
- Encouraging expressive ability
- Improving memory
At Educational Playcare, our fitness classes offer your child many different activities, ranging from traditional sports such as football and volleyball, to imaginative dramatic play activities using storytelling and props based on our EPiC Curriculum themes. Benefits of fitness classes include:
- Engaging in a multi-sensory experiences
- Participating in positive social interactions with peers
- Promoting creativity
- Developing problem solving skills
Many people think yoga is only for adults, but the benefits of yoga can be experienced by children as well, enabling them to enjoy life to the fullest by promoting a healthy and active lifestyle from an early age. At Educational Playcare, even our infants participate in our yoga classes. The benefits of which include:
- Promoting better sleep
- Providing relief from gas pains or colic
- Improving digestion
- Promoting flexibility and coordination
What is your child’s favorite arts and enrichment program?