Infants Class (Crickets, Sweet Potato Bugs, Butterflies, Rollie Pollies & Busy Bees)
Infants are babies between the ages of 3-18 months. This program has been designed to allow for individual schedules such as specific feeding , sleeping and diapering times. The staff to child ratio for this class is 1:4. Staff who teach in the infant program are in excellent communication with families throughout the day to ensure families and staff work together for best daily outcome. We utilize a secure app for seamless communication, messaging, photo/video sharing, billing etc. Our infant programs are located at our El Camino & Carlmont Locations only.
Toddler Class (Young Toddlers~Ladybugs & Monarchs/Old Toddlers~Caterpillars & Banana Slugs)
Toddlers are young children between the ages of 18 months up to 36 months old. Children in this class are too old for infants, but not quite ready for preschool. This is a two-step program. Ladybugs and Beetles are intended for younger toddlers, while the older toddlers are better suited for Caterpillars and Monarchs. A child is placed in Caterpillars or Monarchs if they are 2 years old by September 1st. Also, children become potty trained during their time in Beetles, Caterpillars and Monarchs. Happy Campers Teachers use a high quality curriculum subscription specializing in Early Childhood Education Standards, providing age appropriate lesson plans and themes. The ratio for these groups is 1:6 in young toddlers and approximately 1:8 in older toddlers. Ladybugs, Caterpillars & Monarchs are located on Laurel Street. Beetles is located at Carlmont.
Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten Class (Beetles, Grasshoppers, Dragonflies & Fireflies)
Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten, known as Grasshoppers, Dragonflies and Fireflies, is our high quality program that appeals to curious, energy filled, fun loving children who are ages 3-5 years. We offer a developmentally appropriate curriculum that ensures proper preparation for Kindergarten and beyond. Happy Campers Teachers use a high quality curriculum subscription specializing in Early Childhood Education Standards, providing age appropriate lesson plans and themes. The fun themes and activities provide lessons in math, science, language arts/writing, art and dramatic play to challenge young minds. Even with all of this, we leave the door open for spontaneity.. The activities are challenging, but they are also geared toward success. We achieve success through a good balance of structured and unstructered activities.