Infant/Toddler Care and Education:
The High Scope Infant Toddler Curriculum uses a carefully designed process of learning through discovery. Future Generation staff members encourage infants and toddlers to discover the world around them by exploring and playing. Learning and development are anchored by long-term trusting relationships with caregivers, who are close at hand to support children as they play.
The process of learning through discovery still continues in both of these classrooms. However, it is at this stage the child’s sense of independence begins to fully emerge. Future Generation Educational Staff ensure that they are active participants and partners with the children in their classroom as they journey together to shape the educational experience. In these classrooms, personal care routines such as dressing and toileting are highlighted.
The High Scope Curriculum not only helps young children excel in language and cognitive learning but also promotes independence, curiosity, decision-making, cooperation, persistence, creativity, and problem solving. These are the fundamental skills that help determine success in adult life. Future Generation teaching staff assist children enrolled in the Preschool/Pre-K Education Program to implement the plan-do-review process each day as part of their daily routine. This process strengthens initiative and self-reliance with in the child. Our staff focuses on adult-child interaction and ensures that the children in their class are supported in a carefully designed and well equipped learning environment.
Future Generation’s Summer Camp program is designed for children age five (finishing Kindergarten) through age twelve (going into 8th grade). Each exciting week of the camp is given a fun but yet educational theme. Activities such as arts and crafts, tournament games, journaling, reading, large group activities, and cooking are built into each week and compliment the theme. Children are engaged in both active and quiet periods throughout the day. Field trips are held weekly and are designed to highlight the theme. Examples of popular camp themes are: Space, Dinosaurs, Decades of Music, and Camping. At Summer Camp, children learn how to solve problems, and are supported by Future Generation staff in their enthusiasm for learning. These traits attribute to a lifetime of productive work, good citizenship, and meaningful relationships.