GeoKids Early Childhood Development Center

Inside the Classroom

CLASSROOM COMPOSITION

At GeoKids, we have mixed-age classrooms, as we believe this gives children the best opportunities to develop self-confidence, learn from peers, and practice empathy. Child-to-educator ratios start at 3-to-1 for infants, gradually increasing to a maximum of 8-to-1 in our preschool.

curriculum

GeoKids has a dynamic and diverse curriculum that provides rich experiences for students and families throughout the year. Curriculum development is based on the interests of the children, which can be inspired by the materials in their indoor and outdoor environments. We encourage curiosity and exploration.

Literacy is an essential part of the curriculum at GeoKids. We support children's interests in books and written words from the earliest ages and in ways that are natural, playful, and embedded in the classroom environment.

GeoKids also has a dedicated art studio and a teaching artist on staff, who works with the children and educators to explore materials in innovative and enriching ways. We also partner with local companies to make music and soccer classes available to the children.


Our goals for the children grow and evolve as they do.

 

infants

  • Foster secure and trusting relationships that support the infant sense of safety and wonder in the world outside the home.

  • Develop strong one-on-one relationships with every child through caregiving, play, and other interactions.

  • Allow children to dictate the pace of their individual growth and development.

  • Nurture the very young child’s initiative with encouragement and appropriate guidance.

TODDLERS

  • Support toddlers’ emerging sense of self through relationships, activities, and the environment.

  • Develop the self-help skills that allow toddlers to feel competent and have a greater sense of independence.

  • Support their emerging language and problem-solving skills.

  • Help them develop a greater awareness of their feelings and other children’s feelings.
     

preschool

  • Nurture children’s friendship-building and social skills through adult support in children’s play and activity.

  • Provide an enriching environment, inviting children to become creative players and problem solvers.

  • Complement child-initiated play with adult-initiated small-group times and larger group meetings.

  • Provide an environment for children to pursue long-term projects on topics that interest them.

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You constantly amaze me with everything you are able to accomplish and provide for our children, in a warm and loving environment.
— Julie, parent