Our staff has created a safe and loving environment that allows you and your child to feel at home. Infants are fed, comforted, and changed on demand as they experience their first interactions with the outside world.
Riverside offers a comprehensive Toddler program, which includes socializing, experiencing art, participating in play activities using fine and large motor skills. Ultimately we are working on Social Skills and the beginning of Independent behaviors while having fun!
Preschool I Program
Our Preschool I program is for 2 1/2 to 4 year olds. Children begin to play and cooperate with others and this starts social awareness. Many of our activities will address their social behavior. Our curriculum allows the preschooler to use their five senses to explore and learn about their world. The arts and crafts are open-ended, child directed activities that encourage creativity with no worksheets or models to copy. Our art centers focus on playdough, building, lacing, and painting. Literacy includes matching, recognizing letters, shapes, colors, textures, counting, storytelling, finger plays, following directions, puppets, dramatic play and songs. We provide ample opportunity for large muscle development as well.
Preschool II program
Our Preschool II program is for 4 year olds preparing for Kindergarten. Our program involves Literacy, Math, fine motor writing skills and sensory science exploration. Most importantly, we focus on socialization skills and guiding children through interaction. Although we continue to encourage open ended, child directed activities, the 4 year olds ease into a more structured environment. Preschool II children will learn letters, letter sounds, sight words, listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. We also focus on math skills such as counting, number recognition, calendar, and understanding money. There are many exciting themes throughout the year to engage the children in science, math and literacy activities.