A Safe & Fun Learning Experience
A Safe & Fun Learning Experience
About The Children’s Village Early Learning Center
We have been truly blessed and honored to have served so many wonderful children and their families in the Richmond Hill and Bryan County area since we first opened our doors in 2006. We thank you for giving us the opportunity to continue this tradition by considering to allow us to be a part of your child’s extremely important early development years. This formative time in your child’s life is greatly enhanced when the parent and childcare provider work closely together to promote a safe and nurturing environment in both the home and the school. At The Children’s Village, our goal is to work with you, the parent, to provide just such an environment that will enable your child to flourish. Please contact us today so that we can begin this exciting and wonderous time together in your child’s life.
A Letter From Our Director
At The Children’s Village, your child will experience planned programs, free play activities, and an early childhood school curriculum geared toward academic growth, social development, physical accomplishments, and personal expression.
Within each classroom, you will find the physical environment to be safe and stimulating, incorporating modern, well-maintained equipment and supervision by dedicated and qualified teachers.
We believe the most nurturing program should also include parental involvement. Interaction between parent, child, and school should build constructive and rewarding partnerships. The Teachers at The Children’s Village have made the commitment to our most important natural resource…your child.
We look forward to becoming an integral part of your child’s formative years.
Mrs. Charlene West
The InvestiGator Club® – Early Childhood Curriculum
The Children’s Village uses the Investigator Club Curriculum. This comprehensive learning system builds upon children’s natural curiosity about the world and their place in it. Purposeful inquiry, the heart of The InvestiGator Club®, awakens the scientist and explorer in every child. Children learn to use their senses, ask questions, and find answers in a supportive, print-rich environment. Our philosophy balances child-centered learning with intentional instruction, family engagement, and authentic and performance-based assessment. Through seven investigations, teachers nurture initiative and curiosity, engagement and persistence, reasoning and problem-solving. Investigations integrate experiences in ten key learning domains focused on STEAM, Language and Literacy, Social-Emotional, and Physical Development.
Investigate God’s World Christian Supplement
Investigate God’s World is a Christian curriculum supplement that integrates Bible songs, stories, and activities with The InvestiGator Club® Prekindergarten Learning System. This provides a comprehensive Pre-K curriculum for all young children in a Christian educational setting. The components provide 32 weeks of instruction that integrate faith-based activities and literature with the core Investigations and lessons in the Prekindergarten Learning System and Junior InvestiGators™.
Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (GELDS)
We also incorporate the Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (GELDS) in our curriculum. The purpose of the GELDS is to promote quality learning experiences for children and address the question, “What should children from birth to age five know and be able to do?” They are a set of appropriate, attainable standards for Georgia’s youngest learners and are designed to be flexible enough to support children’s individual rates of development, approaches to learning, and cultural context.
The standards are written as a continuum of skills, behaviors, and concepts that children develop throughout this time of life. They are divided into age groups for convenience and serve as a framework for learning. The GELDS takes the place of the Georgia Early Learning Standards (GELS) for birth to three and the Pre-K Content Standards, creating a seamless system of standards in Georgia for birth to five.
Offering a Nutritious Menu Because Food Feeds the Brain
The Children’s Village sees the Importance of Healthy Eating For Infants and Preschoolers. Food is more than just something to eat! Food is important for children because:
- Children grow and develop more rapidly during the first three years than at any other time of life.
- As children learn to feed themselves, they are developing motor skills.
- Eating food provides learning opportunities. Where does food come from? How is it made?
- Variety is the spice of life! Young children are curious and want to try new foods. Children who have experienced a variety of food tastes, textures, and colors when they are young are better eaters and are better nourished.
- Mealtimes provide a good opportunity for children and staff to communicate in a family-style setting, and provide pleasure and satisfaction for children in a relaxed atmosphere.
- Children acquire attitudes towards food from their caregivers.
- Good eating habits learned in the early years can last a lifetime.
Disability Nondiscrimination Policy
The Children’s Village at The Crossroads Center, LLC (“School”) does not discriminate against any individual, including applicants or members of their families, students or members of their families, and employees or members of their families because of disability.
The School will make reasonable accommodations in its policies and practices when such accommodations are necessary to afford services or facilities to individuals with disabilities. Parents have an affirmative obligation to inform the School of requests for reasonable accommodations and the basis for the request. Requests for reasonable accommodations may be directed to the School’s owners via a formal written request only.
A child who poses a direct threat – a substantial risk of serious harm to the health and safety of himself or others – will not be admitted or may be disenrolled. A child whose admission or whose continued enrollment would require a fundamental alteration of the School’s program may be denied admission or disenrolled.
The Children’s Village at the Crossroads Center, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination in its employment practices.