YOUNG TODDLERS PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY

Mt. Top Kids' Young Toddlers is a progressive program whereas each child's strengths are stressed to promote good self esteem.. The children, ages 13 months to 24 months, are in a ratio of 1 adult to 5 children. There are 10 children total in the class with two adults. Activities are conducted each morning in 15 minute intervals. The program incorporates language skills, numbers, drama, art, and music with a strong emphasis on exploration and discovery. The primary goal of this program is to foster socialization skills, encourage self help skills, and develop independence.

We follow the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards - PA Keys.

Approaches to Learning and Cognitive Development

Demonstrate Initiative, Curiosity, and Imagination

Demonstrate Reasoning, Problem Solving, and Persistence

Social, Emotional and Personal Development

Physical and Motor Development

Develop Gross Motor Coordination

Develop Fine Motor Control

Communication and Emerging Literacy

Creative Expression

Use a Variety of Sensual Art Forms

Express Self Through Music and Movement

Participate in a Variety of Dramatic Play Experiences

Our Profile

Programs

Mt. Top Kids is divided into five developmental segments: Nursery, Toddlers, Two's, Preschool, and School Aged (school year and summer camp). Use the links to read more about each program's philosophy.

Our Programs

  • Nursery (Newborn - 13 months)

Infants are our specialty. The primary concerns of the Mt. Top Kids Nursery staff, adhered to as part of a quality program for children ages newborn to toddler, are in a ratio of 1 adult to 4 infants.

  • Young Toddlers (13 - 24 months)

Mt. Top Kids’ Young Toddlers is a progressive program whereas each child’s strengths are stressed to promote good self esteem.  The children, ages 13 months to 24 months, are in a ratio of 1 adult to 5 children.

  • Two's (24 - 36 months)

Mt. Top Kids Two's program is a progressive program whereas each child’s strengths are stressed to promote good self esteem.  The children, ages 24 months to 36 months, are in a ratio of 1 adult to 6 children.

  • Preschool (3 - 5 years)

Mt. Top Kids Preschool is a progressive program that follows an approved Early Childhood Curriculum centered around monthly themes, which promotes; positive self esteem, learning self control, communication skills, socialization, listening skills, math concepts, memorization for children ages three, four, and five.

  • School Aged

Mt. Top Kids School Aged Program provides a safe, secure, stimulating home base environment for children, before and after school, as well as early dismissal days, school days, holidays, and summer vacations.

  • Summer Day Camp

Mt. Top Kids offers a quality Summer Day Camp Program for children in Pre-K through sixth grade. The program will enable your child to achieve a feeling of belonging, positive self esteem, and self confidence through specialized activities, field trips, interaction with friends and adults, and involvement with the local community.

Events

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SPECIAL LEARNING PROJECTS
Throughout the school year, different projects will be undertaken in Preschool. These may include a curriculum produced by the Burn Foundation of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Mini-March for Cystic Fibrosis, Hop-A-Thon for Muscular Dystrophy, and more.

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CULTURAL EVENTS & FIELD TRIPS
Mt. Top Kids offers many opportunities for cultural enrichment such as trips to the Kirby Center's Young People's Performances. There are also optional trips for rollerskating, bowling, pumpkin picking in the fall, Reptile Land and the annual Shrine Circus.

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Every Summer we offer a BIG trip to complement our Summer Theme. We have visited the Philadelphia Zoo, Camden Aquarium, Crayola Factory, and the Bronx Zoo. Parent chaperones are always welcomed.

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