Age range: Younger Infants.
In this room, we maintain a ratio of 1 staff member for every 4 infants, with a maximum of 14 infants. Most children remain in this room until they begin crawling well. In this room, each teacher is responsible for the majority of the care for the three infants in her primary group in order to allow the infants to have the security of one person handling the majority of their care. The classroom is set up so that there is plenty of space for floor play as well as routine care. We also encourage eye contact and conversation with the infants during all daily routines. The classroom includes a covered porch area that opens onto a playground designed for our youngest age groups.
Age range: Older Infants.
The ratio continues to be 1:4, with a maximum of 14 infants. While in this group, the infants learn to pull up, scoot, and walk on their own. The classroom is set up with open spaces and soft climbing equipment so that the infants can explore in a safe environment. The classroom also includes a covered porch area that opens onto a playground designed for our youngest age groups. The children have the opportunity to begin learning skills such as feeding themselves, drinking from a sippy cup, and recognizing themselves in a mirror.
Age range: Younger Toddlers.
The ratio in this classroom is 1:5, with a maximum of 18 toddlers. This room features open spaces for safe exploration. Caregivers incorporate center activities into the children's daily routines. Through the use of planned activities and a variety of choices, the toddlers continue to develop self-help skills. There is always a variety of materials available for the children to create and experiment with as they learn about their world. Teachers introduce basic sign language to help the children communicate their needs.
The Top Dogs
Age range: Older Toddlers/Younger Two Year Olds.
The ratio in this classroom is 1:6, with a maximum of 20 children. Just as their classroom name implies, these toddlers are all about themselves! This classroom is full of activities that encourage each toddler to explore his/her own vivaciousness. As with all of the classes, the teachers plan activities so that the children are challenged as they move from one developmental stage to the next. This is the first room where the children will begin enjoying family style service during all meals and snacks. Family style service means that a caregiver sits with her small group of toddlers at the table as the food arrives in small serving bowls. Children will be assisted in learning to serve themselves as well as clear their plates when finished. This is just one example of the many self-help skills that the children will learn while in the Top Dogs classroom.
Age range: Older Two Year Olds.
The ratio for this classroom is 1:7, with a maximum of 20 children. The Champs classroom is always buzzing with many activities for the children. Problem solving and conflict resolution are at the forefront, as we learn to have a peaceful community within the room. Teachers continue to focus on self-help skills with all of the children. There are ample materials available for each child to manipulate and create his/her own masterpieces. Potty training is also focused on more strongly as children prepare to move into the three year old class.
Age range: Younger Three Year Olds.
The ratio in this class is 1:8, with a maximum of 20 in the class. This classroom continues to encourage problem solving, conflict resolution, self-help, and creative expression that the groups before initiated. Other activities that are a part of the children's daily routine are learning their ABC's, colors, shapes, and days of the week. Teachers in this group strongly encourage independence among the children as they prepare for Pre-K.
Age Range: Older Three Year Olds and Four Year Olds.
The ratio for this class is 1:10, with a maximum of 20 students. This classroom serves as a transition between our regular preschool classes and our lottery-funded Pre-K. Teachers in this classroom help each child work on skills that will help them be productive learners in Pre-K. Communication is of utmost importance as children learn how to express their own needs and become more self-sufficient. A large variety of materials are accessible at all times so that all children have the opportunity to create in an area of their choice.
All Stars/Lottery Funded Pre-K
Age Range: Four Year Olds and Five Year Olds.
At Champions for Children, we are proud to participate in Georgia's Lottery Funded Pre-K program. Pre-K allows children to become familiar with daily routines and instructional practices, while helping to ensure that your child is physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively ready for school. The teachers in these classrooms continue to support the passion for learning that is paramount in all of our classrooms. The classes will follow the guidelines set forth by the Bright from the Start Department of Early Care and Learning. Since this program will run from 8:00am - 2:30pm, an after-school program is offered to coincide with our regular hours. For more information on Pre-K, click here.
Age Range: Rising Kindergarten to 5th grade.
This program is available during the hours our center is open over the summer and when school is not in session. Children who attend Champ Camp will attend weekly field trips, have opportunities for water play, participate in cooking activities, and much more. Champ Camp is full of fun experiences and academic builders. Click here to learn more.
For More Information on our programs and what the children learn in each classroom, take a look at our Curriculum Guide.