The Nest Day Care, Inc.
Address: 984 Southford Rd.
Middlebury, CT 06762
Developing muscles in hands and fingers are an important element in children in young programs. This development helps them hold crayons, pencils and scissors. Teachers provide opportunities for children to do table work where they can cut pictures from magazines or work at the computer. Patterns and various shapes are utilized. Modeling clay, colored pencils and markers are provided for drawing and exploring.
Developing muscles in hands and fingers is an important aspect in the growth of the youth child, and aid them as they hold crayons, pencils and scissors. Opportunities are provided for children to enhance fine motor skills such as cutting, clay sculpting, drawing, coloring, etc. Gross Motor- Children need opportunities to engage in activities such as running, balancing and grasping large objects. We provide children these opportunities by utilizing outdoor play as well as indoor games such as rolling balls, Duck, Duck Goose "and "Four Corners". Social Studies- Children live in a community just as adults do, and they are eager to understand it. They act out different roles of people whom they have met in Dramatic Play. They enjoy having visitors such as the firemen or a dentist who come to the classroom. They ask questions about the role of the President during Elections. Discussions often take place concerning other states and the differences in their weather and environment as compared to their own state.
A good classroom also allows children to see the differences among people. Multi-ethnic books, dolls and posters may be found throughout the rooms. Traditions of various families are carried out during holiday celebrations. A globe is available for them to view all the foreign countries alongside their own U. S. A.