Six Stages of Early Development

From the first moment you laid eyes on your baby, you just knew. You knew you would give anything to make your child happy, to help your child grow and develop.

At Beanstalk, you and your child grow tall with us! We walk you through the first six stages of child development, giving children the foundation to thrive through learning, playing and maturing.

Infant
Toddler
Toddler Twos
Preschool Threes
Preschooler
After-School
1

Infant

(6 weeks - 1 year old)

We cherish your baby as our own. Our clean, safe, and bright infant room is designed to simulate baby’s visual and motor development. Your child will be well cared for while under the careful watch of our trained and experienced infant caregivers.

Our first-year Beanstalk curriculum includes creative play, exploring with manipulative toys, music and movement, arts and crafts and outdoor activities.

We support Infant development with:

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A sanitized and secure environment that keeps baby healthy and growing.

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Sign language that enhances baby’s early communication and development.

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Personalized cubbies and cribs that ensure a clean and safe place for baby.

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Low child to caregiver ratio that guarantees baby’s needs are taken care of, from diapers to feeding and play.

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Regular routine that includes playtime, tummy time, naptime and feeding according to baby’s schedule.

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Daily communication with parents about baby’s activities.

2

Toddler

(1 to 2 years old)

Explore toddlerhood with Beanstalk, where children run, discover and learn through new activities and sensory play. Your toddler will be given the tools to communicate, interact with other children and explore.

Activities range from free play, music, and arts and crafts to story-time, fitness, and outdoor play. We set the stage with activities that teach the fundamentals of sharing and community, creative thinking, hand-eye coordination, and gross and fine motor skills.

We support Toddler development with:

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Interactive play and age appropriate toys, activities and fitness that help toddlers build and master skills.

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Nutritious meals that nurture toddlers so they can focus on play and growth.

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Self-help skills including feeding, clean-up, washing, potty training, sharing, and cooperation that foster responsible citizens and playmates.

3

Toddler Twos

(2 to 3 years old)

Beanstalk’s Twos welcomes the active, talkative and inquisitive two year olds as they continue to explore and experiment with the world around them. Our goal is to make learning full of fun and excitement and to encourage verbal communication and development.

We support Toddler Twos development with:

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Circle time activities that promote listening, participation and peer interaction.

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Quiet time and quiet play that allows children to relax and rejuvenate for more active play.

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Imaginary play, manipulative toys, building blocks, arts activities, books and more!

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Potty training routines that really work!

4

Preschool Threes

(3 to 4 years old)

Our children are preparing for preschool and their busy bodies and minds are active and independent.

Creative thinking, indoor/outdoor physical activities, music and movement, books, games and hands-on play give children the fundamentals of colors, numbers, shapes, math, social skills, and ongoing language development that will set the stage for preschool learning.

We support Upper Twos development with:

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More active focus on social skills development and behavior in preparation for preschool.

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Potty training routines that really work and reinforce potty time skills.

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Early reading and writing curriculum that engages children sharing, and cooperation that foster responsible citizens and playmates.

5

Preschooler

(4 to 5 years)

Preschooler seek independence and ready to use their skills to learn, experience, challenge themselves, and grow! Our curriculum focuses on critical

Kindergarten readiness skills including reading and writing, math and science concepts, social and emotional learning, motor and coordination skills, and communication.

We support Preschooler development with:

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Circle time, individual, and group activities that reinforce social skills and first friendships, interactive peer play, communication and storytelling skills, imaginative play, and respect for teachers and the school environment.

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Active play: running, jumping, dancing, outdoor activities and fun.

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Focused curriculum that introduces the alphabet and basic letter sounds knowledge, numbers 1-10, and basic shapes and patterns.

6

After-School Programming

(5-12 years old)

At Beanstalk Academy, we are still here for your after-school needs. After-school programming offers families a safe and familiar alternative. The learning continues with indoor and outdoor play, group activities, homework support and nutritious mealtimes.

We support Kindergartner development with:

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Ongoing practice and skill building, from reading and writing homework to gross and motor skill development.

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Extra-curricular activities and programs: sports, music, art, group play, story-time, toys and games that encourage continued learning – even outside of school hours.

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Teamwork and group activities that foster peer relationships, build trust among children and enhance social and communication skills.

Experienced Staff

Our trained and dedicated teachers work together with parents to give each child the confidence and skills to succeed.

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