Ruckus House Goals
Developmental Goals For Growing Children
e have carefully developed a set of goals for each age group at Ruckus House to help us measure the effectiveness of our programs and to make sure every child receives the level of attention he or she deserves.
Children six weeks to five years of age participate in our preschool program. Each child is placed into the appropriate classroom based on age and developmental level. Each parent receives a daily written summary of his or her child’s activities.
For an infant, this is a time of discovery of the world and of him or herself. Low staff/child ratios allow caregivers to provide personal care and attention according to each child’s needs. Children follow individualized daily schedules and routines, and lesson plans reflect progress with age-appropriate milestones in all areas of development.
Busy toddlers enjoy active play, singing, dancing, sensory activities and short stories. With this in mind, Ruckus House makes the most of lower staff/child ratios, allowing teachers to create stimulating activities in a safe and nurturing environment. During this time, language and social skills, as well as independence, begin to blossom.
Preschoolers (two to five years):
Children learn best when they have some control over their own learning. During free play, children can choose materials from a variety of learning centers such as dramatic play, blocks, library, arts and crafts, science, music or manipulatives. At this age, children work hard on a task because it is satisfying to them. They’re motivated to learn from within and begin to choose friends. Teachers interact with children during these times, encouraging them to think and talk about their discoveries and creations. Individualized skill development activities focus on important reading and math readiness skills, problem solving, creativity, etc. In addition, children participate weekly in Spanish and computer classes. Outdoors, children experience nature and develop physical skills on our state-of-the art playgrounds.
Children five to twelve years of age participate in our school-age programs, according to individual needs. Programs operate during regular school days, teacher work days, some holidays, and during the summer months. During the school year, transportation from local schools may be available depending on your child’s school assignment.
Upon arrival at the center, children are given a snack and then participate in a variety of activities: homework supervision, outdoor play, learning centers, computers, reading and other interesting activities. When school is not in session, children remain in the center for a full day of fun and educational activities.
During summer months, children can participate in a series of special activities designed for the school-age child. Field trips and outdoor events will make up a large part of summer camp activities.