"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world".
Ivy Hill infants thrive in small groups with more teachers. Ivy Hill teachers know that early brain development is enhanced by loving and sensitive interactions between the child and caregivers. American sign language is taught to our infants enabling them to communicate even before they can speak. Teachers use sign language through out the day as they talk to children. Sign language helps enormously to lessen a child's frustration and fussiness. Parents are regularly updated on the signs we use with their children.
2 Year Old Preschool Class
Our small class is perfect for Toddlers, it allows us to work with each child individually, to get to know each child and establishing a warm and loving relationship with each child. We work on a routine schedule with built in flexibility. A typical day in the life of a Toddler includes circle time, painting/drawing, games, blocks, songs/stories and outdoor time. We encourage walking, climbing and exploring to help support their growing independence.
3 Year Old Preschool Class
Three year olds are full of joy. They change daily, their physicalness, cognitive, emotional and social skills make them exciting to be around. We challenge them with our curriculum. Our enrichment program expands their learning opportunities. Our program continues your child on the road to love learning. They will continue to develop a rich vocabulary and use language on a daily basis through informal conversations with their teacher. Days are filled with making meaning of every learning opportunity encountered at school.
4-5 Year Old Preschool Class
Pre-kindergarten children are between the ages of four and five years old. These children are energetic, enthusiastic and curious. Our program fosters children's emerging literacy skills, while still giving those beginning readers a strong opportunity to learn and grow in their skills. We will make your child kindergarten ready. More studies are showing the positive impact that early education can have.
Before and After Care
Ivy Hill offers before and after care for Port Monmouth Elementary School students. Our program consists of homework help, snack time and exercising outdoors. Our morning program starts at 7:00 and is popular with our working parents in our community. Ivy Hill has that friendly neighborhood environment that gives the students "a home away from home" feeling.