Child Care for Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers, Kindergarteners & School-Aged Children
Little Sunshine Childcare Center in Clarksdale, MS, is a childcare facility that provides a unique curriculum that is STEAM-focused, research-based, and classroom-tested. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of children in the 21st century, by offering a learning experience that is both engaging and challenging. Contact us today for more information.
The STEAM-focused curriculum emphasizes the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) into the daily learning activities of the children. The aim of this curriculum is to develop children's critical thinking and problem-solving skills, as well as their creativity and imagination.
Modern Day Learning
The Little Sunshine Childcare Center's curriculum is designed to provide a 21st-century learning experience that prepares children for the world they will grow up in. The emphasis on STEAM subjects helps to develop skills that are in high demand in the modern world. The integration of technology in the curriculum also helps to prepare children for a world that is increasingly reliant on technology.
The curriculum is also designed to be engaging and challenging for the children. This is achieved through a range of activities that are both fun and educational. The teachers at Little Sunshine Childcare Center are trained to create an environment that is supportive and nurturing, while also being challenging and stimulating.
Ages And Stages
Infants learn, change, and grow quickly during their first 12 months. The developmental milestones of younger and older infants differ significantly. When you have very young, immobile infants, as well as those who are older and have a little more independence and mobility, this growth can be difficult to plan for. You will have the information you need to plan engaging activities for babies and you will understand what to expect from infants of different developmental levels as you expose them to engaging activities and interactions from you as an important caregiver who focuses on relationships as the heart of learning and growth.
As young toddlers continue to grow and learn, the ages of 12 to 24 months bring about a flurry of activity, movement, language, and first steps toward independence. To toddlers, everything is new and exciting, or it is challenging and frustrating. We assist you as a parent by including practical, concrete learning opportunities for young toddlers while providing you with the knowledge to know if each child is at their developmental level, requires more opportunities for practice and your encouragement.
Older toddlers, from 24 to 36 months, are developing a strong sense of independence when given the opportunity to do things for themselves and experience the logical consequences of their actions. During this stage, toddlers are actively learning from their behaviors and choices, exploring their environment and trying out new activities while learning to clean up after themselves. Furthermore, they are beginning to cultivate meaningful relationships with adults, such as teachers and parents, while developing the necessary communication skills to express themselves. All of these formative experiences are greatly supported by the strong connection between the toddler and their caregiver.
As a parent of a three-year-old, you know that your child is capable of solving more and more problems, figuring out unique ways to do something, and wanting to know why - a lot! At Little Sunshine Childcare Center, we understand the importance of providing your child with the opportunity to be actively engaged in their learning and trusted as a learner. That's why we provide quarterly benchmarks to help you stay focused on age-appropriate growth and excited learners. This helps ensure that your child's skills in all developmental areas are growing as they should.
As a trusted model and guide, we play a key role in helping four-year-olds build on the skills they learned in preschool. With continued hands-on learning and repeated opportunities to practice, children can easily understand concepts that were previously introduced. Language development also grows, leading to a better understanding of early reading and writing, all in preparation for kindergarten. You can help by introducing concepts in ways that make sense to a pre-kindergartner's concrete mind.