The Infant Room
We Welcome Your Visits _ The Infant Room (3 months to 18 months)
The Infant Room at Parkside is designed to provide a rich environment, nurturing meaningful relationships that create strong attachments between Teachers and babies. Challenging and child-focused learning opportunities are provided, both indoor and out, by fun, loving, and supportive caregivers.
Our experienced and specially educated staff use their knowledge of infant development
to create spontaneous learning opportunities. Planned curriculum utilizing parent input, provides a guide for teachers to support development in all areas. A general, adaptable schedule provides routines that create predictability and reduce anxiety.
Madison, Infant Room Lead Teacher
Children learn to play cooperatively with their peers in a safe and nurturing environment.
The Toddler Room
The Toddler Room (15 months to 2-1/2 years)
Toddlers learn and thrive in their power to communicate, move, and assert their independence and individuality as they transition academically, physically, and socially from babies to preschoolers.
To help with this transition, our well planned classroom environment allows opportunities for child-directed and Teacher-directed activities. Each day we enjoy age appropriate, large-group circle times, small group art, sensory, fine motor and large motor activities and child-directed independent play time.
We encourage each child's self-help skills including handwashing, using utensils, feeding themselves, dressing, and potty training!
Kristine, Toddler Room Lead Teacher
Cooking activities help children connect to the idea of
"farm to table" as well as
introducing them to early
The Preschool Room
The Preschool Room (2-1/2 to 4 years)
The preschool room has a dedicated teaching team with a great ratio of adults to children. This helps us ensure that your child will be more able to get their individual needs met.
Our curriculum is based on a series of developmentally appropriate themes set up at the beginning of the year, which is also open to change with the children's interest. It's a center-based classroom designed for the children to make their own choices of play. We incorporate art, beginning math concepts, music and movement, dramatic play, cooking, science and nature, and field trips along with our daily activities.
Our teaching team is prepared to foster your family's diverse needs and children's learning styles in the classroom. Your child will be presented with all sorts of opportunities to learn and grow in the developmental domains of: social & emotional, fine, and large motor skills. We have a loving, fun, and safe classroom for your little kiddos' first preschool experience!
Kayla, Preschool Room Lead Teacher
Field trips & guest speakers provide children with lots of hands-on opportunities to explore our greater community, both inside and outside of the classroom.
The Pre K Room
We Welcome Your Visits
The Pre K Room (4 to 6 years)
The Pre K Room is designed to meet the diverse learning needs of each individual child, socially, emotionally, academically, and physically. The dedicated staff provide a caring and nurturing place away from home.
Working in collaboration with outside agencies such as Early Childhood CARES, the Teachers design a learning environment that is safe & enriching, and provides opportunities for exploration and discovery.
All teaching and learning are designed with a developmentally appropriate, child-centered approach. The curriculum integrates music, art, dramatic play, quality children's literature, centers, nature, and science to foster love for learning and the skills necessary for forming positive relationships with peers and other adults. Parkside Pre K is a fun, positive, loving place to learn!
Steph, Pre K Room Lead Teacher
Outdoor play is an important
part of our program
and provides many different
possibilities for learning.
Fond memories for
both families and teachers!