Our students in every classroom are exposed to developmentally appropriate activities that facilitate pre-reading, pre-mathematics, writing, science, problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and creativity. WWDS implements a play-based approach that allows the children to play and explore while having a variety of experiences to practice, enrich, and enhance their learning. We utilize curriculum resources from Handwriting Without Tears and the Rice Literacy Program.
CDO is a program for children nine months through two years old. The children learn to establish trust and a love of learning through play. They develop cognitive, fine motor, gross motor, language, self-help, and social-emotional skills through exposure to art, literacy, music, mathematics, science, and exploration. The child/teacher ratio is 3:1 for the infant classes and up to 6:1 for the toddler and two’s classes.
Dayschool is a program for the young three through four year old child. These children develop their creativity, critical thinking, fine motor, language, literacy, self-help, and social emotional skills through child-initiated play as well as small and large group activities.
Pre-K is a program for children ages four to five. These children develop self-help, social-emotional, critical thinking, conflict resolution, and problem-solving skills through child-initiated play, small groups, and large groups. They also incorporate Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum to gain alphabet knowledge, letter formation, and story telling skills.
Chapel is a weekly class for all of our students to connect to their spiritual self using age-appropriate stories, lessons, songs, and prayer. The children learn about God, Jesus, and faith and build that relationship in a fun and safe environment. During Chapel lessons children gain perspective on the world around them.
Motor is a weekly class for Dayschool and Pre-K that concentrates on the development of gross motor skills. The children participate in exercises, and fun activities geared toward strength, hand-eye-coordination, balance, and confidence in their body.
Music is a weekly class for all of our students designed to expose children to multiple genres, beginning musical concepts and a wide range of sounds. Movement activities encourage gross motor development while teaching tempo and rhythm recognition. Listening activities help develop critical and creative thinking skills. This class offers our students a social, interactive environment where they can foster their lifelong love of music.
We host a short summer program, for our existing students, in the month of June. This is a relaxed, fun-filled program of creative art, outside play, and language development.