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World Changers

Be a World Changer at i5 KIDS Early Learning Center!

Our World Changers will spend their day in a safe, fun and engaging environment that encourages and prepares them to enter into Elementary School. They will engage in activities that encourage reading and writing skills, independence and self-care. They will learn through the Investigator’s Club Curriculum, which touches on social and emotional development, language and literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, creative arts and physical development. They will also learn about the unwavering love of Jesus Christ, which will be presented through songs, prayers, and age-appropriate activities. When your child transitions from this stage of development they will have a firm grasp on the world around them and will be developed academically, spiritually, socially, and emotionally. They will enter Elementary school with a solid foundation of education, self-appreciation, and spiritual development.

 

 Schedule

6:30-7:30 PM Arrival/Combined Play in Creators’ Room
7:30 PM Move to World Changers’ Room
7:30-8:20 PM Breakfast/Free Play
8:20-9:00 PM Free Play
9:00-9:20 PM Greeting/Circle Time
9:20-9:40 PM Snack Time/Bathroom
9:40-10:00 PM Story Time
10:00-10:50 PM Centers and Small Groups
10:50-11:00 PM Bathroom
11:00-11:30 PM Outside Play
11:30-11:45 PM Wash Hands/Song Time
11:45-12:15 PM Lunch
12:15-12:30 PM Clean-up/Bathroom
12:30-2:30 PM Nap Time
2:30-3:00 PM Bathroom/Quiet Reading Time
3:00-3:20 PM Snack
3:20-4:00 PM Centers and Small Groups
4:00-4:15 PM Bathroom/Getting Ready for Outside Play
4:15-5:30 PM Outside Play
5:30-6:00 PM Wash Hands/Table Toys
6:00 PM Move to Creators Room
6:00-6:30 PM Pick-up/Combined Play

 Curriculum – Investigator's Club

Children are born explorers. Naturally curious, they want to know about the world and their place in it. The InvestiGator Club preschool curriculum taps into this sense of wonder by connecting play, imagination, and content to the real world. “Purposeful inquiry,” the heart of The InvestiGator Club, challenges children to use their senses, to ask questions, and to find the answers in a supportive, language- and literacy-rich environment.

Children learn when we teach them.

With today’s high standards and expectations, every minute in the school day is precious. We give you the tools and means for maximizing teaching time in critical subject areas. Look for explicit instruction and model lessons in the Teacher Guide for each Investigation.

Children learn by doing.

Our program is full of active, hands-on activities. We understand the power of play and imagination in young children’s development. Ideas for physical education and outdoor fun are also part of every Investigation.

Children learn from each other.

Helping you create a community of learners is one of our missions. Look for opportunities to solve problems together and discuss and share.

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TEAM

Our dedicated staff creates an optimal environment for learning that will nurture creativity and independence as well as social, emotional, and academic development for the children in our care! Meet our World Changers team!

World Changers Team

 

 Mrs. Elsa Caines - Teacher

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Time: 7:00am-1:00pm

Elsa Caines is known as being one of the most amazing “greeters” on the planet!  She has the gift of making every child feel like a rock star in the morning when they arrive and ensures they are nurtured and loved throughout the day.  She comes with over 17 years of experience in the Early Childhood Education Field with two of those years at i5 KIDS as well as spending years as a nanny to some extra special families.  She has a knack for bringing kids out of their shells by making them feel comfortable.  She has her 90 Clock Hour Lead Teacher Certification and is CPR and First Aid certified.

 Mr. William Austin Wagner - Aide

austinMr. William Wagner (Mr. Austin) joined the I5 KIDS team in the summer of 2016. He is known by the children as Mr. Austin and is excited about furthering his education and experience in the field of education. He is excited to be able to watch and guide the children as they grow and learn what it takes to be a contributing member of society. He has worked for his 90 Clock Hour Certificate and cannot wait to see what the future holds for his education. Austin enjoys playing sports in his free time.


FLOATERS

Every now and then we have a group of awesome people float through the rooms, helping with caring for the children. Here is our awesome team of floaters.

 Mrs. Brenda Harper- Floater

brendaTime: 6:30am – 3:00pm

Brenda Harper is beginning her 12th year at i5 KIDS as an aide assisting with the children’s everyday needs. Brenda worked in the Norfolk Public School system with emotionally disturbed children for 10 years and was a coordinator at the YWCA Latch Key Program for 3 years. Brenda also attends workshops throughout the year to further her education. She is also CPR/First Aid Certified. ‘You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes you can steer yourself any direction you choose.’