"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”

 

- Fred Rogers

"Noodles" and "Tiny Tot Noodles" Are Two Amazing Programs!

     "Noodles" and "Tiny Tot Noodles" are two of the programs offered at Boulevard Babies & Pre-K Academy. While most family daycare homes offer general education to a group of children that vary in age, our "Noodles" program offers age appropriate education to children 2-3 years old. Our "Tiny Tot Noodles" program offers age appropriate education to children 6 months to 1 year old. This makes teaching and lesson planning easier and more effective.

     This year our "Noodles" staff created lesson plans inspired by the science and math components of S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Education. Children in this program are learning the science behind growing a garden, letter identification, phonics, number identification, and some addition. We also incorporate art and language skills to our daily routine. Reading stories and creating are an important part of each child's development.

     The focus of our "Tiny Tot Noodles" class is learning through songs and play. Lesson plans for this program are centered on teaching infants and toddlers colors, alphabets, and numbers through song. Introducing these concepts to this age group prepares them for the "Noodles" program.

     Both programs are offered in the Fall, the end of Winter, and beginning of Spring. While they are offered to children that are currently attending BBPKA, we also offer these programs to the general public, as long as space is available. The current "Noodles" and "Tiny Tot Noodles" sessions are coming to an end. However, our "Adventure Camp" program which is offered in the Summer, is comparable to both programs.

     If you are interested in any or all of the programs mentioned above, please feel free to send us an email via the bottom of our homepage. and we will send you detailed information about all of them.

The Future of Awesome...

     Though we spend a good portion of the day with our students, the parents spend the majority the time with them. With that in mind we believe our students success greatly depends on the relationship between our academy and the parents. There is an old African proverb that states, "it takes a village to raise a child". Our academy truly embraces having the various parts of that "academic" village in good communication with each other; student, parent, teacher, and academy directors. Throughout the year we observe each child in an effort to know how we can assist them better in their academic/social emotional development. We hold bi-annual Parent/Teacher Conferences where we share our observational notes with the parents and come up with action plans for their child's continued success. In addition to these conferences, we host many events where the families of each student are invited. This creates an opportunity for each of our families to engage with our staff as well as other parents. It's truly exciting collaborating with each child's "academic" village in an effort to navigate them towards a more promising future.