At Joyland we have six classrooms to serve children ages 6 weeks to 9 years of age. Our center is divided into two wings, one for children ages 0 to 2 and one for children 3 and up. Each side has its own outside play area with equipment specifically designed to meet that age group. We also have an indoor play area for when the weather is bad shared by all age groups at their own specified time.
Classrooms Our classrooms include: Infants (0-12 months), Wobblers (12-23 months), Toddlers (24-35 months), Preschool (3 years), Prekindergarten (4-5 years) and Kindergarten (must turn 5 years old by December 31st for the school year in which they are enrolled). Please note that these ages are just an approximate as we take into account the readiness of each child as well as space availability of each room. We also offer care for School Age children before and after school as well as in the summer.
Lessons/Assessments Each classroom has weekly lesson plans that are developed around our curriculum as well as weekly learning themes. In addition, we bring in visitors at least monthly to enforce the lessons taught. For example, in February when we are learning about Dental Health we have a visitor from from a local dentist and during Zoo Animals week we bring a petting zoo to Joyland. Pictures of these events can be found on our gallery page. Assessments are done three times a year with the option of parent/teacher conferences.
Ratios/Staff Student to teacher ratios are kept slightly below the mandated state ratios and we seek to employ staff that have degrees or are currently seeking a degree. Also, we require all of our staff to take CPR and First Aid training and to take an additional 10 hours of child development related training per year.