iNFiNiTi Pre-K

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Program Structure

Our pre-k program is currently enrolling for the 2019-2020 School Year. Core program hours are 8:30am-2:30pm M-F. We offer Early Drop-off from 7:30am and Extended Day Learning through 5:30pm. Flexible enrollment options are available. 


Our pre-k program is for potty-trained 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds. Your  child must be 3 or older by August 1, 2019. Our program is designed to  prepare your child for Kindergarten through activities that advance  exploration, social-emotional learning, cognitive development, creative  expression, gross and fine motor skills, early reading and writing  skills, and imaginative play in a structured daily routine.


Using a positive learning environment with a focus on  children’s individual skills and interests, our program features a  state-of-the-art Pre-k Curriculum called D.I.G. (Develop, Inspire, Grow)  by Abrams Learning. Our class schedule includes time for small group  learning during circle times, play-based learning centers to practice  and learn new skills, indoor and outdoor active play to develop gross  and fine motor skills, and rest time for relaxing and resting. Our  play-based learning centers give children the opportunity to rotate  through different interest centers such as art center, dramatic play,  exploration, math and writing, and construction centers. We serve a  healthy snack each morning and afternoon, and children will enjoy a  lunch brought from home with their classmates.

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Sample Class Schedule

8:30-8:45am Morning Meeting


8:45-9:15am Morning Snack


9:15-9:45am Gross Motor Play


9:45-10:15am Outdoor Play 


10:15-10:35am Circle Time & Literacy Circle 


10:35-11:15am  Centers and Small Groups

 

11:15-12:00pm Lunch Time 


12:00-12:30 Quiet Centers


12:30-2:00pm Rest Time or Quiet Centers


2:00-2:30 Wake-up, Bathrooms, Start Snack


2:30-3:00pm Afternoon Snack


3:00-3:30pm Outdoor Play


3:30-4:00 Math Circle


4:00-5:30 Centers and Small Groups

Spaces

The 700-square foot pre-k classroom has a large open-feel with plenty of natural light and wall-length mirrors to create an environment conducive to learning. The materials and furniture in the classroom are set up into several learning centers with a homey and calming atmosphere. Each child will have their own in-classroom cubby space to keep their belongings. 


Pre-k students will have access our 2800 square-foot gym to participate in gross motor activities and games. The gym is set up to encourage physical fitness, teamwork, and cooperation. It has a large matted area for high-energy play and a concreted area for table activities, basketball, four-square, and other active play games.


Our custom-designed outdoor play space encourages interaction with the natural environment and imaginative play. The outdoor area is completely fenced and has a custom-built large wooden playhouse and arch bridge with a gravel and sand box on each side. Children take out outdoor toys each day such as jump ropes, balls, and hula hoops. As part of our continued plans to invest in our program and facility, this area will include an outdoor kitchen, picnic tables, and large mounted chalkboards in the future.

Curriculum

iNFiNiTi Pre-K uses the D.I.G. Curriculum through Abrams Learning. The curriculum incorporates Core learning concepts. Classroom learning is supplemented by field trips to local museums, parks, and attractions.


D.I.G. Features….

· Thematic, integrated instruction. 

· Daily, robust math. 

· Active, meaningful literacy. 

· Explicit oral language development. 

· Classroom strategies from Dr. Jean. 


Our curriculum uses hand on experiences, clearly defined goals, ongoing and individualized assessment, and offers an online community for parent/teacher interaction. Weekly newsletters and communications help bridge the gap between home and school. Teachers are trained on implementing this curriculum and the curriculum is formed alongside the Kindergarten Readiness indicators to prepare your child for Kindergarten.  

Credentials

Our facility is licensed through the Department of Human Resources, and we follow all minimum licensing regulations for childcare centers in Arkansas. Our teachers are carefully selected professionals who undergo criminal and child maltreatment background checks upon employment. They participate in monthly staff meetings and receive 15 hours of continuing education each year. They are CPR and First Aid certified.


Our Program Director Dr. Natalie Emmons has a Ph.D. in Cognition and Culture and has published several scientific research articles on topics related to cognitive development and early education. Natalie has been the Director of iNFiNiTi Child Care since January 2017. Natalie has accrued numerous hours of professional development training in Early Childhood and Education as part of her continuing education. She works closely with program staff to provide support and specialized trainings so that our program can provide children and families with quality care.   

Kindergarten Readiness Article

Hours and Pricing

Our core program hours are 8:30am-2:30pm Monday through Friday. Early drop-off at 7:30am and/or Extended Day until 5:30pm is available for an additional charge. We encourage students to be here by 9am to benefit from all aspects of the Kindergarten-readiness curriculum. We follow the Bentonville Public School calendar for closures. For these closures, we offer a School Break Enrichment Program package for our pre-k classroom for some of the dates.


We offer 5-, 3-, and 2-day-a-week options based on availability: 

5 days: Monday through Friday

3 days: Monday-Wednesday-Friday 

2 days: Tuesday-Thursday. 


Please call us at 479-418-3116 for current tuition pricing and to set up a personal tour. Email info@infinitichildcare.com 

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