Wonders Program

Wonders 15 - 24 Months

As children start walking, they are ready to wonder and experience the world around them. This program is especially designed for younger children who are experiencing the world for the first time. We work on gross motor and fine motor skills in natural environments, social and emotional (help soothe), and help foster a focus using different materials. We focus on sensory development (which are important at this age). Small groups of children are given a variety of materials to explore while teachers use inquiry-based questions to stimulate the brain. Teachers read meaningful literature and introduce Spanish in organic ways to entice children. Our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Maths) program is introduced to children through basic materials, developing their creative thinking and imaginative play. Children will be introduced to music through singing and instruments. Children will have one on one attention to work through emotional challenges until they learn to self soothe and self regulate.

Bringing Focus, Developing Fine & Gross Motor skills, Joy of wondering!

Bringing Focus, Developing Fine & Gross Motor skills, Joy of wondering!

Wonders program encourages young children to explore the world around them. We provide brain-building materials. They work and play along side older children to learn social and emotional skill. Teachers curate materials especially chosen for each child so they will stay engaged and experiment with and discover a multitude of possibilities. 

Wonders program encourages young children to explore the world aroung them. We provide brain-building materials. They work and play along side older children to learn social and emotional skill.

Wonders program encourages young children to explore the world aroung them. We provide brain-building materials. They work and play along side older children to learn social and emotional skill.

 

Reggio Emilia approach regards the environment as the “third teacher”. Therefore the Reggio Emilia teachers carefully chose and place the materials in the environment with the child in mind. Careful thought to provide a varied range of materials, which are in direct relationship with each other, the seasons, and interests of the child are placed in the classroom throughout the year.

 

At Imagine, we observe each child to gain an understanding of the relationship between the child and the materials and how they work with those materials to learn their properties. As the child gains knowledge, we document and challenge by offering other materials. Children are learning through these experiences which will help them retain the knowledge learned.

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“Children need the freedom to appreciate the infinite resources of their hands, their eyes and their ears, the resources of forms, materials, sounds and colors.”

“Children need the freedom to appreciate the infinite resources of their hands, their eyes and their ears, the resources of forms, materials, sounds and colors.”

- Loris Malaguzzi

La Crescenta California, 91214       (818) 696-3151      Lic# 198018535

La Crescenta California, 91214
(818) 696-3151
Lic# 198018535