My Child's Day
At Riverhouse, we understand that children learn and grow at their own pace. Together with parents, we can help children enjoy learning by allowing them to solve problems, complete goal-oriented tasks, be creative, get along with others socially, and enjoy school and friends. At our center, your child will not only learn but also will gain independence, discover more of the world around him/her, make new friends, and have fun in the process.
Health Food Program
Riverhouse believes that one of the keys to proper physical and educational development is nutrition. As such, Riverhouse employs a full-time cook who is responsible for providing a healthy, homemade morning snack and lunch to all children over one year of age. Our cook is also able to make substitute meal items for those with dietary restrictions.
Yoga is offered to children through our multi-cultural program. Children love learning how to stretch their bodies. Parents will likely see yoga moves at home!
Teachers love reading to children, which helps them practice language skills, recognize familiar words and pictures, learn new ideas and relate them to previous experiences, and help children to listen and extend their attention span
Each classroom at Riverhouse utilizes The Creative Curriculum™ as a teaching tool, which facilitates ongoing developmental tracking, individual child assessment, and curriculum planning. Employing a combination of teacher-directed and child-initiated learning, The Creative Curriculum™ emphasizes responding to children's learning styles and building on their strengths and interest. The Creative Curriculum™ aids teachers in completing individual child assessments, classroom curriculum planning, as well as in developing concerted goals for kindergarten readiness. It is the responsibility of our teachers to develop daily activities around the themes that the children are interested in while weaving in social-emotional, language, gross motor and early mathematical and literacy learning.
Local musicians provide music lessons through their musical gifts. These classes provide joy to the children and are a morale booster for all of the teachers.
With a range of art materials, children can express themselves, have fun, and develop skills for the wider world. Children explore their senses of seeing and feeling by creating something new and their own. They can enjoy the process and learn an acceptable way to make a mess. Artwork is displayed in classrooms, throughout the center, and taken home to parents.
Toddler and Preschool classrooms have dress up clothes to encourage creative and dramatic play. This gives them the chance to express themselves, experiment with roles, socially interact, and use abstract thinking.
Who doesn't love a good dance party? Music provides an outlet for energy and keeping spirits hight.
Learning centers feel like play, as children form small groups and rotate through centers throughout the day. Each day is never the same! Children experience new ways of exploring and develop skills and confidence through active engagement with the centers and each other.
Classrooms engage all children in group circle time, where they learn things such as the days of the week, the weather, colors, and feelings. With a routine, it improves listening skills and strengthens the relationship between teachers and children.
Outdoor Play & Exercise
With 3 age-appropriate playgrounds, slides, tunnels, bikes, tricycles, ride-ons, water tables, sandboxes, and water or snow days, there's no limit to the amount of fun and ourdoor play children can have! Weather depending, children are outside both morning and afternoon.