The group size is the number of children in a single classroom. In a very large classroom there may be 36 children and 6 teachers; that would be 42 people in the room with a ratio of 1 teacher to 6 children. Even though the ratio may be low, we believe the group is too large. Our classrooms are small and our group size is small. A group of 8-12 children with one teacher is beneficial and positively effects your child's learning.
The curriculum is designed to match the needs of each child individually. A planned lesson is taught. The children are observed and assessed through their play and language as to the level of understanding of what was taught. With that knowledge about each child, we can tailor the curriculum to meet the child's needs. We incorporate the individual goals from each parent respectfully and align them with the Idaho Early Learning eGuidelines to work towards kindergarten readiness. We use the data gathered to choose other goals we can see that your child needs to work on. The Environmental Rating Scales, Idaho Early Learning eGuidelines , and Handwriting Without Tears are three pieces of our curriculum. All are researched based curriculum and are developmentally appropriate for preschool children.
We offer a variety of rates to accommodate any parent's crazy schedule. We have rates for any work schedule between 2 and 6 days a week. We offer half day or full day. We work around custody/visitation agreements too.
The best way to know how much childcare will cost for your family is to visit with Debbie. She can help you and she would love to meet you and your child(ren).
The ratio refers to the number of children per teacher in the classroom. The City of Idaho Falls has established a point system to determine ratios for classrooms with mixed aged groups. One teacher can have up to 12 points.
|13 - 24 mo||1.5|
|2 -4 yrs||1.0|
|5 yrs and older||0.5|