Harnessing the power of communication

 

Infant to toddler curriculum                                                                                                                                                               Your child will thrive in Prodigy Learning Center’s warm, nurturing environment, one that provides superior care from infancy through pre-Kindergarten.

PLC staff members focus on the individual needs of each infant that enters our program. Our focus is ensuring that your child is happy, engaged, secure and loved. Your child’s first years of development are so important to their future, and we support them through individualized care.

We engage the Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum for infants and toddlers. This nearly 20 year-old curriculum is research-based and focuses on detailed support for providing intentional, responsive care. It emphasizes 38 objectives for development and learning, and it also provides support for daily routines and engaging infants and toddlers. The curriculum provides a framework for your child’s day and helps promote an environment that is responsive to your child’s individual needs.

Our infant and toddler program also utilizes sign language to promote and encourage oral communication. Introducing sign language during infancy can support communication and development. It also helps set the stage for bilingual development later on.

3 to 5 year old curriculum                                                                                                                                                                    After the infant and toddler program your child will transition to our comprehensive teaching and learning strategies developed through the We Can Early Learning Curriculum. Through this curriculum, children are taught vocabulary knowledge along with the importance of oral communication to express thoughts, views, ideas and concepts. Our skilled and highly-trained teaching staff work with this educational system to help children develop an extensive understanding of language, communication and literacy, with a focus towards instructing each child how to learn in order that they may comprehend more challenging educational content down the road.

With the We Can Early Learning Curriculum, teachers utilize innovative tools and methods to monitor each child's progress, assessing while instructing and identifying areas of success and improvement. This educational system emphasizes the nourishment of a young child's education in various domains, such as: oral language and vocabulary development, literacy, phonological awareness, wellness and sustainability practices, among others.  


Key Features of PLC's Curriculum

Low child-to-teacher ratios

Our curriculum is benefitted by a low child-to-teacher ratio, meaning each child at PLC receives more focused, individualized attention with emphasis on assessing their progress and monitoring their success. We believe children benefit from this focus and place importance on the quality of learning and teaching aided by such ratios. 

Dual language instruction 

PLC's dual-language program introduces children to a secondary language using unique teaching methods which prepares them for future immersion in Spanish language programs. We focus on helping each child develop a basic comprehension of both English and Spanish to provide an educational foundation which will allow them to succeed in both school and society as they grow.

Wellness & skills Component

Wellness is another vital component of what we offer your child. When children learn where food comes from and to experience it through their senses from a young age, they are more likely, according to research, to accept different types of healthy food as part of their diets. Our outdoor garden is the perfect place for children to explore the origins of food and to develop a foundation for healthy decision-making.


Benefits of Raising a Bilingual Child

We offer dual language instruction in all of our classrooms. Children learn basic concepts like colors, numbers, and letter sounds. This exposure helps prepare students for enrollment in dual language programs at the elementary level. If you are considering enrolling in such a program, then we can help your child get a head start in Spanish language development.

Your child will benefit from learning another language in a number of ways, such as:

  • Performing better on tests that require multi-tasking, problem solving, and creative thinking.
  • Having an easier time learning another language since a second one has already been learned.
  • Better at adapting to new situations, make friends, and try new activities.
  • Being able to communicate with family members who do not speak the other language the child knows. 
  • Having better career options as more organizations need bilingual employees to communicate with international populations.     

 

Creating a foundation for future learning

Like many parents today, we at Prodigy Learning Center recognize the short and long-term advantages of bilingual education for young children growing in diverse communities. We proudly incorporate dual-language learning in Spanish into our comprehensive curriculum to provide children with a foundation for future immersion in Spanish language programs. Dedicated teaching staff at PLC implement various language resource materials and tools into their daily instruction, introducing each child to the basic principles and nuances of the Spanish language. In doing so, PLC offers children preliminary exposure to a secondary language they may wish to build upon in their future educational pursuits. 


We go beyond traditional daycare curriculum

Our progressive approach to learning and focus on educational development allow us to offer unique instruction and teaching methods which not only align with and exceed the Texas Ready School Curriculum, but provide children with additional knowledge and skills beneficial for future education. By introducing children to the Spanish language, PLC seeks to prepare them for immersion into a secondary language program while fostering important language and literacy skills. 

The right tools for success

PLC's dedicated teaching staff utilize the carefully developed and expertly refined tools and materials with their Spanish curriculum to introduce children to the basics of Spanish, preparing them for future immersion into secondary language programs. The program offers many opportunities for students to improve their oral language skills and vocabulary by participating in social interactions that help foster their exposure to a foreign language. 

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ENgage children in FUN

Teachers at Prodigy Learning Center will engage children in fun, interactive and purposeful learning activities. The teachers will be using strategies which encourage better development and comprehension of important skills such as language and literacy; a perfect compliment to our dual-language curriculum. Ultimately, PLC helps children nurture their familiarity with a secondary language with these innovative teaching tools.

Teaching children valuable skills through a focus on wellness

PLC is a proud partner of the Farm to Preschool network. Nutrition education at the preschool level can prove instrumental in influencing the development of healthy eating habits while developing kindergarten readiness through hands-on activities in the areas of science, math, art and literacy. Research indicates that when students learn where food comes from, how it is grown, have hands-on experiences, and use their senses to understand it, they are more likely to taste new food items and accept them as part of their diet and build a foundation of lifelong healthy choices.

as a partner, we intentionally incorporate:

  • Nutrition and/or garden-based curricula

  • Outdoor teaching garden

  • Garden harvesting

  • Educational activities related to agriculture, food, health or nutrition

Why this network?

Preschool gardening engages children by providing an interactive environment to observe, discover, experiment, nurture and learn.  School and child care gardens are living laboratories where interdisciplinary lessons are drawn from real life experiences, encouraging children to become active participants in the learning process.

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