Our curriculum promotes individualized, appropriate learning that includes:
- An emphasis on learning environments, and child-choice curriculum (not an activity based, teacher – directed, or diagnostic curriculum)
- An emphasis on natural, authentic experiences and interaction
- An environment rich with written and spoken language experiences
- An emphasis on hands-on, “mind-on”, active learning
- A generous allowance for child mobility, messy plays, and challenge
- Extensive use of outdoors
- Use of caring routines as times for play and learning
- Exposure to cultural diversity through materials, interactions and experiences
Fresh Start serves children 6 weeks – 12 years. The primary goal at Fresh Start is to produce optimal development of children and families so they can live satisfying, productive, and self-sufficient lives. A comprehensive approach addresses education, social, health, nutrition, adult development, transportation, and mental health based on family needs. These include income, disabilities, environmental factors, and other specific needs.
Fresh Start classrooms operate five (5) days a week from 6:00a.m. – 6:30p.m. Monday- Friday. We ask that your child/ren get to school no later than 9:30a.m. as this assist with students focusing on educational curriculums, obtaining accurate head counts for lunch, and scheduling of staff. We maintain an open-door policy during business hours. However, keep in mind visitors usually cause children to react in a certain manner. If you call during the day, please be mindful that we tend to get busy with the children and may not answer the phone. If this should happen, please leave a message (as we do check it periodically), and someone from the office will call you back as time permits.
Programs We Offer
Our Fresh Start Infant Program provides every child that warm and nurturing experience not only focus on their emotional needs, but their critical and creative thinking skills and abilities as well. The curriculum that we provide for our infants is put in place to focus on our infants’ developmental needs when it comes to literacy and real-life skills. At Fresh Start we are fully aware how important it is for infants to create a positive, loving, and trusting bond with their teachers, which is why we take pride in making sure our teacher is a great fit, nurturing, loving, passionate, attentive, and most of all affectionate to all our babies within their learning environment.
Our Fresh Start Toddler Program understand this group not only comes with curiosity, but full of energy as toddlers. Which is why we are confident our program fills their day with challenging and engaging activities to not only build on their previous knowledge that has been learned in our infant program but introducing new learning material to them as well as more real-life skill opportunities for them to grow. Our program is kid-paced which allows each child to learn at their own pace all while still fostering important developmental skills and making learning fun through hands fine art activities.
At Fresh Start we understand at this age they are extremely ready to go and in full force all the time. Therefore, our program is well equipped for the energy they will bring, as well as readiness for knowledge through our preschool program. Rest assured, Fresh Start does provide your child a learning environment, good nutrition, safety, and tools that they will need to keep their busy minds not only learning but growing and advancing as well. Our goal is to get them ready and prepared to not only shine but accelerate once they begin elementary school.
At this age our goal is to provide this group:
Developmentally appropriate practices
Decision-making and problem-solving skills
At Fresh Start we understand at this age the children are ready and eager to start going to big school. Therefore, our teachers are excited for them to not only be getting prepared to start school but making sure they are provided with all the essentials they will need to be successful within the classroom setting. Out goal is to make sure we set the foundation for learning by not only making it exciting for them but teaching them in a way where they fully understand and grasps the concepts effectively whether through fine art, and or through print. At this age our goal is to provide this age group with various ways of learning such as having:
Large and Small group activities
Various centers (academic, writing, reading, science, sensory, art, language and literacy, math, dramatic play, construction)
At Fresh Start this age group is ready to explore more. Here we give our schoolers the education away from their everyday classroom settings. Here we challenge their minds in ways where they can think outside the box all while utilizing their fine arts skills. At Fresh Start your child will not only learn but explore and grow all while expanding their minds in a more creative, adventurous, and fun way.
Here at Fresh Start, our before and after school program, summer camps, and holiday breaks are all designed to assist our schoolers with a more in depth of having fun and learning all at the same time. Our goal is to help them define themselves through character building and STEAM-based activities all while meeting new friends and building character. All this stems through social interaction with peers and our curriculum we have in place for our schoolers. We want our schoolers to dream, and believe that whatever they put their minds too, they can accomplish it. Just stay focus and dream big.
FRESH START will be closed on these days as followed:
Overview of Fresh
Start Learning Center
With love and dedication, Fresh Start offers an atmosphere where parents can endure their child is safe, secure, and loved. Fresh Start offers a:
- Peace of mind with secure online video monitoring of your child’s classroom
- Creative, fun, and technology-driven accredited educational programs
- Dedicated, highly trained, and personable teachers and staff
- Nutritious meals prepared onsite that exceed USDA guidelines
- Convenient drop-off and pick-up with flexible hours
- We have designed classrooms to create an atmosphere where education and safety are our priorities.
- Individual cubbies for each child’s personal belongings
- Child-sized handwashing toilets and sinks
- Separate children’s restrooms for afterschoolers
- Gated/fenced in playground area