Child Care ProgramFor Ages 2 Months - 2 Years
Ten essentials are incorporated in the child care program for Infants (2-11 months), Little Tots (12-18 months), Big Tots (19-23 months), and Little Kids (2 years old) include: Social Interaction, Self-esteem, Manners/Respect, Safety, Healthy Environments, Quality Care, Communication, Play, Music, Reading
The Academy provides separate rooms for dividing and managing children of like age groups more effectively, with dedicated caregivers and teachers who specialize in the individual needs of each developmental age group. Central to the Academy’s child care is interacting with the children in a responsive, meaningful way, thus enabling learning through trusting relationships.
For each distinct age grouping, activities include developing gross motor skills, fine motor skills, language and speech, social concepts, art/music/science/number concepts and safety concepts/skills.
Preschool CurriculumFor Ages 3 - 5 Years
Deer Valley Academy’s inviting environment encourages and helps children to explore and take advantage of opportunities for fun, choice, freedom, adventure and challenge. Our curriculum fosters all areas of child development, using effective teaching strategies that are developmentally appropriate. Being ideally situated at Deer Valley Resort provides unparalleled opportunities for enriching and beneficial daily outdoor activities, such as winter snow play, skiing for pre-school aged children, mountain hikes, crystal hunting and walks to the duck pond. rich-text, responsive-table
Family in the Educational Process
We help you stay connected to your child's learning by sending home many projects created by your child, including art, mini-books, games and little journals. Through these interactive projects, children learn letters, numbers, shapes and fun facts about the monthly focus theme. Each month you will also receive a family newsletter highlighting the theme of the month. You will get tips for talking to your child about the topics they are learning. Also included are song lyrics, fingerplays and other fun activities you can share with your child at home.