As the demand for academic excellence arises day by day, our purpose is to help reduce disparities among young children upon formal school entry and to reduce or eliminate those risk factors that lead to early academic failure. VCLC works closely with Virginia school system to prepare your child ahead of time to meet these needs.
Our curriculum is driven by the early learning standards of Foundation Blocks of Virginia and Virginia Preschool Initiative for ages 3 through 6 years and older.
This curriculum is an all year round curriculum divided into four parts to meet your child’s quarterly evaluation; Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer.
It is our goal to provide all of our children with the best possible education delivered by motivated, inspirational teachers who have been specially trained to teach an integrated curriculum. We provide children with the tools and resources necessary to explore and discover the world around them while having fun every day. Through hands on activities and learning centers teachers facilitate and encourage exploration and learning at all ability levels. Children explore music and movement, math, science, art, language, literacy, and computers, all while growing their imaginations through dramatic play. Venus Childcare & Learning Center supports a child's natural curiosity and desire to learn by creating a school environment unlike any other around.
We use a combination of techniques to develop a well rounded approach to teaching Early Childhood Education.
Learning isn't just repeating what someone else says; it requires active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work and to learn firsthand about the world we live in; in other words, learning through inquiry.
Children explore the world around them by using all their senses (touching, tasting, listening, smelling, and looking) in their early stage of their lives. Using real materials such as blocks to try out their ideas, children learn about sizes, shapes, and colors, and they notice relationships between things.
Venus Childcare & Learning Cente focuses on the following areas of development:
· Social & Emotional - cooperation, positive social relationships, respect for others, knowledge about families and communities, self control and knowledge about feelings
· Cognitive/Intellectual, Communication, Language, Literacy - numbers and shapes, counting, patterns and measurement, sense of space, knowledge and experience with the world, art, movement and dramatic play, listening, understanding and speaking), knowing about letters and word sounds and patterns, knowing about print and books
· Physical - gross motor skills, fine motor skills, active play and health and safety
. Approaches to learning & Cultural - initiative and curiosity, engagement and persistence and reasoning and problem solving, awareness and appreciation of their own and others' cultures
.Bible teaching - Teaching children the Word of God is the only way of preparing them to make the most important decision of their lives. Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it” Proverbs 22:6.
Our Lesson Plan
Preschooler: This program focuses on Activities and Routines. Developing tools from 8 months-olds through 6 years-olds
Four-Year-Olds Foundation Blocks: Our specialized program for Kindergarten preperation by Virginia Department of Education.
Progress reports are given Semi-Annually: Falls Evaluation September 15th and Spring Evaluation March 15th
Evaluation oversees: reading, phonics, writing, fine arts, vocabulary, spelling, counting, number, addition, pattern, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, plants, animals, body parts, observation, life process, motions, energy, space, people, places, countries, food, jobs, physical relations, clothes, past, present and future, dance, music, drama, flexibility, interaction, problem solving, responsibility, self direction, nonphysical