Curriculum

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, Mathematics Their Way, and the Rice Literacy Program.

Children's Day Out (CDO)

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

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-Kindergarten

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.

Ancillaries

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.

Summer Program

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.