Wee Wuns curriculum is planned with the basic idea that children are unique and function at various levels of development. Our program follows a combination of professionally designed language and math curriculums along with fun-filled activities, such as music, art, gross motor, learning games, manipulatives, language and outdoor play which follow the NAEYC standards and are based on developmentally appropriate practice. This consists of:
* The latest information about child development and learning styles;
* The strengths, interest, and needs of each individual child; and
* The social, cultural, and linguistic context in which the child lives.
These varied experiences are carefully planned to nurture the child's natural curiosity and encourage a love of learning. We are a center-based program focused on your child's total development - social, physical, cognitive, language and spiritual. With an anti-bias perspective, we provide a developmentally age appropriate, multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment.
Our curriculum is theme oriented. The children learn through investigation and focused, intentional teaching. Each week the children are introduced to a new theme for them to explore and learn more about themselves and the world around them. The curriculum builds on prior learning and hands on experiences which will benefit the children.
While children of all faiths and cultural backgrounds are welcomed, Wee Wuns is a ministry of Cypress United Methodist Church. Christian education is a natural and important part of the daily program including: praying before meals, singing songs of God, celebrating major church holidays, and hearing age appropriate stories. Christian values are honored in curriculum, through Bible stories, spritual songs and behavior. All students will attend chapel time and experience our Get With God class once a week.
Children are active and engaged in classroom learning centers. In the Toddler area these include home living, blocks, manipulatives, science, reading, snack, art, music and small circle time. In addition to these centers, the Preschool classes also explore writing and listening centers. Each learning center in the classroom is designed to encourage the complete development of your child. Teachers change the activities in each center weekly to allow the children to further explore the weekly theme in their own creative way.
Each day both Toddlers and Preschoolers visit a separate room for Enrichment which focuses on their gross motor skills such as physical exercise, building with large blocks, playing with balls and parachutes in an organized group environment.
Preschool students will attend a weekly Spanish lesson where they will learn basic language skills.
Music is incorporated throughout the school day during activities such as Get With God, Enrichment, Centers, and Spanish. Preschool students will also get the chance to showcase some of these songs during our Spring Program.