Learning at Future Prints
Future Prints Childcare its a dual-language program. Our bilingual teachers immerse children in Spanish in a way that is fun and age-appropriate and uses an award-winning curriculum.
As the children play and explore, we will immerse them in the Spanish language. If they remain in our program, we may immerse them in another language, taking advantage of the brain's amazing capacity to acquire language in early childhood.
In our program, we use "The Creative Curriculum" which supports effective teaching and the children’s development and learning.
We provide a balance between choice and structured activities, which include circle time, arts & crafts, science, reading /literacy & numeracy, colors, shapes, pretend play, sensory play, outdoor play, visits to our local library among many other activities. We also work closely with parents to achieve individual goals.
We teach our children life skills that go beyond reading, writing, and math. Our goal is for each child to developed social, emotional, physical, and intellectual skills, while in our care.
We never miss an opportunity to educate. Everything that happens in our classroom is a learning opportunity, from interactions and meals to singing and playing.
Extracurricular activities are also part of our weekly schedule; Yoga, Dance and Movement, and many others.
Science class introducing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) with MS. Stephanie
Music with Ms. Ashley
Reading is highly encouraged at Future Prints! Our children attend reading circles at our local library.
Future Prints is committed to providing the highest quality early childhood education and care to our children. We update our curriculum frequently to support our children's early education and development.
Why choose a dual language program?
The Importance of Spanish
Spanish is the second most common language in the United States, after English. According to the year 2000 United States Census "Very Well", the United States is home to more than 40 million Hispanics; the fifth largest Spanish-speaking community in the world, after Mexico (1), Colombia (2), Spain (3) and Argentina (4).
Research confirms that children who speak two languages or more, do significantly better at school than those who speak only one. Bilingual and immersion education has become recognized as an increasingly influential way of fostering intellectual ability in children and the benefits of, higher self-esteem, enhanced creative skills, a higher level of complex problem solving, better test scores, understanding, and appreciation of other cultures.
From birth until puberty, the brain literally forms itself to perform various specialized functions such as language learning and others, based upon the input it gets from the world. Neural networks gradually form, and they function more and more efficiently as they are used. If a second language is part of that input, networks for understanding and using it, grow richer. Therefore, early exposure to a second language actually causes more connections to grow in a child's brain, and those connections, in turn, allow for easier additional learning in the second and first languages. This formatting process is especially active in the first six years, ends at puberty, or around age 12.
During this early period, two languages can be learned simultaneously as long as the child regularly interacts with speakers of both languages. Acquiring a language is effortless for a young child. Getting him into a class early on makes it almost natural to learn, preferably in an "immersion" program.
Infants (6 weeks - 24 months)
Future Prints Nursery program caters to young children ages of 6 weeks- 24 months. Our one of kind nursery program will introduce our little ones to learning and exploring by learning through play. Each facility is equipped with a designated infant room.
Activities in our infant room include:
Music and movement
Fine & Gross motor development
Toddlers (Ages 2)
We educate our toddlers through music, art, table toys, movement, games, puzzles, and books. Children learn their best with hands-on experience. This stage is very important because our toddlers begin to developed relationships and lifelong learning.
Activities for toddler include:
Fingerplays, singing songs, improving their vocabulary through identification and repetition, and the practice of sharing with others. They will also learn to wash their hands and feed themselves. We also help potty train! Our teachers encourage the children to work at their own speed so they feel successful in the skills they are developing.
Preschool (Ages 3 - 4)
We educate our preschooler's through language arts and literacy, mathematics, science, social and emotional development. We provide the necessary fundamentals, preparing our children for Pre-K!
Activities for preschooler's include:
dramatic play; practice counting beads or blocks; learning about people, plants, and animals; practicing balance, jumping and throwing; participating in activities with others, measuring things, identifying differences in the seasons, and beginning to identify their feelings.
School Age (Ages 5 - 7)
This period of childhood is the time each child begins to learn the skills needed to become a self-sufficient person. We highly encourage reading, math, and writing. The children will participate in individual and group activities, serving as a guide to becoming future leaders and team players.
Activities for school-age include:
Identifying upper and lower case letters and letter sounds; begin to add, subtract and estimate; dramatic play; nutrition, safety, geography, different cultures, and current events, discovering animals in their natural habitats through field trips; reading theme-related books, reflective activities and finding out how something happens in science.
We provide breakfast, lunch and snacks that include a variety of food groups including meat and meat alternates, bread and grains, fruits, vegetables and fluid milk. It is our goal to provide a variety of healthful and acceptable meals and snacks that are nutritious for children, safe, developmentally appropriate and properly portioned for your child.
We have intergrated some organic components to our meals, in the near future we will serve 100% Organic meals.
Future Prints is a proud member of the N.Y.S. food program!
We strive to maintain great communication with parents and families. Communication is the key to your child development. We provide a safe, healthy and learning environment giving each family a peace of mind.
Bring your child ready for a day of activities and play -a rested child is more easy going, less frustrated, happier and more predictable.
Prompt payment of child care tuition.
Notification if your child is going to be absent or late.
Take an interest in your child’s day – talk to them about the day’s activities.
Open and honest communication! -any changes at home or child behavior.