Programs

"Education is the most powerful weapon which   you can use to change the world". Nelson Mandela
Curriculum

 

TDS has adopted the Experience Early Learning curriculum for infants-preschool, and The Good and the Beautiful for PreKinder-Kindergarten, which are widely regarded as a forward-thinking, comprehensive, rigorously researched approach that honors creativity and makes learning exciting and relevant for every child. Therefore, children have a great time and receive an education without even realizing it. We use hands-on, age-appropriate activities with small groups of children the same age to give them the skills, knowledge and critical thinking foundation they need for life and school.  Both Curricula are not only education based; it is also Christian based. There is a designated unit specifically for biblical teaching. 

The Good and The Beautiful's goal is to teach advanced academics while connecting children to the good and the beautiful in life and in learning. TGaTB helps children gain a love of learning and of wholesome powerful literature. While children are building their love for learning they are connecting closer to God, nature and high character.

Infant Class

The Infant class starts at 6 weeks of age through 12+ months. Your child will move based upon development and age. The teacher/child ratio in this classroom is 4 children to 1 teacher, or 8 children to 2 teachers. Infant care is offered Monday-Friday from 7:00am-6:00pm. 

Toddler Class

 

 Toddler care is offered Monday-Friday from 7:00am-6:00pm. The Toddler class is for children 12 months-23 months and is made up of 10 children and 2 teachers or 5 children and 1 teacher. 

 

Programs emphasize: 

-Building a nurturing and loving relationship with caregivers

-Gaining a sense of independence

-Separation from parent/guardian, realizing he/she will come back

-Socialization (ie parallel play, taking turns)

-Gross Motor Skills

-Language development and vocabulary

-Learning about God’s Love

Early Preschool Class

 

The Early Preschool is offered Monday-Friday from 7:00am-6:00pm. Classes include 16 children and 2 teachers, or 8 children and 1 teacher. 

 

The Early Preschool program emphasizes:

-Socialization

-Gaining a greater sense of independence

-Increasing language usage and vocabulary

-Recognizing their name in print

-Introducing the alphabet

-Counting Skills

-Shapes and Colors

-Small Group Learning

-Fine Motor/Manipulative Activities

-Learning about Gods love

Preschool 

 

PreSchool classes for three-year old’s are offered Monday-Friday from 7:00am-6:00pm. Class ratios are 11 children to 1 teacher or 22 children to 2 teachers. 

 

The Preschool Program emphasizes:

-Gaining a sense of independence, responsibility and self-reliance

-Cooperation and respect for others

-Using words to express feelings

-Listening and following directions

-Communicating needs

-Fine motor activities (ie cutting and pincer grip when writing)

-Introducing the alphabet and beginning sounds

-Increasing language usage and vocabulary

-Recognize and print their name

-Understanding beginning math concepts (ie one-to-one correspondence, sorting and classifying)

-Learning about God’s Love

 

PreKinder Class

 

PreKinder classes for four-year old’s are offered Monday-Friday 7:00am-6:00pm. 

 

The PreKinder class emphasizes:

-Gaining a sense of independence

-Cooperation and respect for others

-School Etiquette (i.e. waiting your turn, walking in line, routine and etc..)

-Participation in group activities

-Listening and following directions/class rules

-Pre-reading skills- Letters and sounds, beginning and ending sounds, rhyming words, recognizing and reading environmental print

-Reading readiness- print carries a message, print runs from top to bottom and left to right

-Writing letters and numbers

-Beginning math, science and history

-Learning about God’s love

Kindergarten 

Kindergarten is offered Monday-Friday from 7:00am-6:00pm. Classes include 10 children and 1 teacher. 

 

The Kindergarten program emphasizes:

-Greater Independence

-Cooperation and respect for others

-School Etiquette 

-Participation in group activities

-Listening and following directions/class rules

-Art and Music

-Reading readiness- print carries a message, print runs from top to bottom and left to right

-Language and Literacy

-Early Math Skills

-History

-Bible

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