Experience

The Keystone Daycare Experience

Keystone provides a safe and nurturing environment where children thrive.

Playground

We will have two beautifully designed playgrounds – one for our infants and toddlers, and one for our preschoolers.  We plan to incorporate both traditional playground equipment, as well as a nature-based learning environment.

Young child playing with bubbles at daycare

Food

Healthy, properly-proportioned, balanced, and delicious!

  • We will serve breakfast for children arriving before 7:30 AM (this will consist of an assortment of cereals and fruit)
  • Hot Lunches will be served in accordance with USDA Food Guidelines
  • Menus will be posted weekly
  • Morning and Afternoon Snacks will be provided
  • Food Allergy Awareness- As an allergy-sensitive and nut-free facility, we will work with parents to ensure their children’s dietary needs are met.  Our menu will be carefully planned using quality ingredients.
children eating lunch together at daycare

Enrichment Room

Children must have a safe environment, but that’s just the basics. Kids deserve so much more!

  • We are thrilled to offer a large multi-purpose enrichment room.
  • In an effort to promote additional quality time for our families Keystone will offer a variety of on-site enrichment activities such as gymnastics, music, foreign language, soccer, etc.  These activities will be led by independent instructors who will use our facility during regular school hours and will be available at a nominal monthly charge.  Center staff will always be present during these activities.
  • Outdoor play will be a daily routine; however, in the event weather does not permit, the enrichment room will be utilized for gross motor activities.
  • Lastly, we will utilize this room for yearly holiday programs and Pre-K graduation.
young girl stretching during playtime at daycare

Curriculum

If you are blessed with an infant 6 weeks to 12 months, rest assured they will be monitored regularly for comfort and cleanliness. Diapers will be changed quickly and will immediately be disposed of outside the nursery, so every room stays clean and pleasant. With the guidelines of the Creative Curriculum ® our educators will implement developmentally appropriate practices and offer responsive daily routines and meaningful experiences that nurture learning and development. By using routine times to encourage children’s curiosity teachers will help your infant feel secure, and create a language rich environment full of warm, loving, and meaningful interactions. Our infant teachers will be affectionate, responsive, and kind.  They understand that the first years of your baby’s life are critical to the later academic, social, and developmental success he or she will achieve. We understand the importance of staying connected to your child while at school.  With our real-time daily updates, photos, and notifications through our parent communications app and emails, our teachers will take time to communicate details of your child’s day, while also maintaining a safe learning environment.

infant sleeping

For children 13 to 24 months, our curriculum focuses on daily experiences while our educators engage children in playing with toys, imitating and pretending, enjoying books and story time, creating artwork, and much more! Our teachers are equipped with the knowledge to know that with toddlers you must be flexible and respond to their changing interests, abilities, and needs.  As toddlers approach their 2nd birthday, it’s time to explore potty training! Our team is willing to work with you and your child through potty training and all the other important learning stages that accompany this age. We understand the importance of staying connected to your child while at school. With our real-time daily updates, photos, and notifications through our parent communications app and emails, our teachers will take time to communicate details of your child’s day, while also maintaining a safe learning environment.

young child at a childcare facility

Two and Three year-olds begin becoming increasingly independent and aware of themselves as individuals. Our teachers foster a supportive, loving environment that emphasizes autonomy and self-confidence in these newly-independent students. Our curriculum for these ages is comprehensive and focuses both on observation and assessment to help your child reach his or her highest levels of development. Classrooms will be set up with learning centers, allowing children to explore areas that interest them the most.  Examples of centers that children can choose are home living, construction, science, dramatic play, etc. Each center promotes children gaining independence by allowing them to make their own choices while also gaining the skills needed for future learning.  Children in these classrooms will learn vowel and consonant sounds and recognition; storytelling and the dictation of stories; comparison of sizes and shapes; and will experiment with different textures and colors. Your three-year-old will begin to gain computer skills such as eye-hand coordination, keyboard use of direction keys plus letters and numbers, and he or she will play computer games that help build memory skills.  In addition to saying “grace” at mealtime, your child will also learn manners, kindness, and love towards one another. We understand the importance of staying connected to your child while at school.  With our real-time daily updates, photos, and notifications through our parent communications app and emails, our teachers will take time to communicate details of your child’s day, while also maintaining a safe learning environment.

children playing with toys at daycare

Four and Five year-olds begin Pre K! The Pre-K age children thrive throughout the day with our “learn through play” philosophy. This hands-on type of experience allows children to develop skills such as problem solving, self-awareness, independence, and so much more! We continue with the Creative Curriculum® with a STEAM emphasis. STEAM focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. We will strive to provide your child with the best possible learning environment to help make a smooth transition into school. Some of our Pre-K goals for your child are: recognizing and forming all letters of the alphabet; being able to spell their name; reading comprehension skills; listening comprehension skills; naming beginning sounds; identifying numbers 0-20; comparing amounts; grouping items; sorting items; problem solving with peers; respect for others; and taking care of the environment. With a continuance of our Christian atmosphere, in addition to saying “grace” at mealtime, your child will continue to build upon their character, good manners and kindness towards one another. We understand the importance of staying connected to your child while at school. With our real-time daily updates, photos, and notifications through our parent communications app and emails, our teachers will take time to communicate details of your child’s day, while also maintaining a safe learning environment.

children doing work together at their childcare

If you have an infant 6 weeks to 12 months, they will be monitored constantly for comfort and cleanliness. Diapers will be changed quickly and will immediately be disposed of outside the nursery so every room stays clean and pleasant. Our childcare providers are warm and gentle.  They understand that the first years of your baby’s life are critical to the later academic, social, and developmental success he or she will achieve.  Your child will never be allowed to play in a swing for too long, and will be encouraged to interact using all five senses. Our caregivers always keep track of each infant’s personal containers for wipes, diapers, and so on, and they disinfect all the toys and nursery equipment every day. Expect lots of cuddling and personal interaction.

For children 13 to 24 months, it’s time for potty training! And our team is willing to work with you and your child through potty training and all the other important learning stages. Teachers are experienced and engage children in music, color, shapes and hand-eye coordination exercises.  Your child will love their introduction to short vowels and consonants!

Two and Three year-olds begin the reading basics.  Here is where you will see the Classical Education style really come into play. Children learn to recognize short vowels and consonants and their sounds. They learn to blend the sounds of a consonant and vowel, learn the sounds of one-vowel and two-vowel words, and learn special phonic sounds. Your young one will gain computer skills such as eye-hand coordination, keyboard use of direction keys plus letters and numbers, and he or she will play computer games that help build memory skills. Language and listening skills will develop quickly as your child enjoys learning color words, shapes, animals, transportation, countries, community helpers, health, safety, good manners, and even science! You’ll find your child counting 1 through 20 and grasping number concepts 1 to ten. Two and three year-olds also become adept at reciting Bible memory verses and singing the choruses to hymns.  Your child will enjoy lessons on Creation, Noah, the young Samuel, Daniel, the Boyhood of Jesus, Zacchaeus, and the Good Samaritan. Don’t forget about Music and Art—they’re a fun way to learn!

Four and Five year-olds begin Pre K! We continue with the Classical Education style and utilize the A Beka Curriculum. Your child will learn to break down long words into sounds, learn new words by combining or changing the sounds in words, and learn letter/ sound relationships. Children learn to build a sight word vocabulary which leads to greater reading comprehension skills and a much faster reading rate with improved accuracy. Kids have fun with computer software geared to children. Computer games and programs will enhance recognition of letters and numbers, improve word structure and spelling, and encourage art development. Your child will learn how to print letters in upper and lower case, and his or her language and listening skills will further improve with color words, shapes, animals, transportation, community helpers, and lessons in health, safety, good manners, and science. Number concepts 1 through 20 are taught, as is counting to 100. Basic addition, 1+1 through 1+9 is introduced, too. Children learn money (coins and bills) plus the days of the week and the entire calendar. We explore the Bible through Hymns, memory verses, and lessons such as Creation, Noah, Samuel, Daniel, the Boyhood of Jesus, Zacchaeus, and the Good Samaritan. Music and Art continue so your child can express themselves in their own unique way!

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