Our Programs

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM

INFANTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Caterpillar Room

Our infant program offers a loving, stimulating environment that allows each child to develop at his or her own pace. We have designed a nurturing, creative world for infants to help their minds and bodies develop. The staff at Ruby’s Academy realizes that it can be difficult to leave your infant in just anyone’s care and wonder if she or he is receiveing the same love and stimulation you would provide at home. The Ruby’s Academy staff takes care of your child’s daily needs to ensure that he or she meets cognitive, language, social/emotional and physical developmental milestones.

YOUNG TODDLERS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Duckling Room

In the Duckling program, our young toddlers build independence as they transition from bottles to zippy cups, cribs to mats, and feeding chairs to table style meals. Students engage in a variety of arts and crafts while enjoying the books, songs, and stimulating materials this room offers. Our program focuses upon the students:

  • Trusting known, caring adults
  • Regulating own behavior
  • Managing own feelings
  • Demonstrating basic gross motor skills
  • Sustaining attention
  • Understanding how objects can be used
  • Developing receptive language skills
  • Developing expressive language skills

OLDER TODDLERS/YOUNGER TWOS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Goldfish Room

Advancement into this room is based upon each child’s individual developmental readiness and age. Educational materials are used to increase knowledge of basic concepts. This program further promotes the students’ development in accordance with the following goals and objectives.

  • Responding to others’ feelings with empathy
  • Playing with other children
  • Demonstrating basic gross and fine motor skills
  • Showing a beginning understanding of cause and effect
  • Showing a beginning understanding that things can be grouped
  • Participating in conversations
  • Enjoying books and being read to

TWO-YEAR OLDS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Frog Room

Our two-year olds are very busy-verbally and physically! This stage of development is characterizes by huge changes in thinking, social skills, and learning. In this room, the children are introduced to the interest or center concept. Our centers include blocks, art, housekeeping, science, manipulative, and literacy. Students work to accomplish the following objectives:

  • Learning to be a member of a group
  • Using personal care skills
  • Mastering basic gross and fine motor skills
  • Using problem-solving strategies
  • Engaging in pretend play
  • Showing an awareness of pictures and print
  • Experimenting with drawing and writing

 

PRESCHOOL EDUCATION

3 YEARS OLDS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Dragonfly Program

The 3 year-old group is full of curiosity and spend a great deal of time observing the world around them. Your children will work in centers and work towards individual creativity through self expression activities

Recognizes own feelings and manages them appropriately

demonstrates basic locomotor skills (running, jumping, galloping)

controls small muscles in hands

use tools for writing and drawing

express self using words and expanded sentences

comprehends and interprets meaning from books and other text

writes letters and words

uses numbers and counting

shows awareness of time concepts and sequence

PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sea Turtle Class

OTHER / SPECIAL
Our Spanish classes are held every Monday morning at 9:30 am. The program is designed to help introduce the children to a second language. The children will learn how to identify body parts, numbers, letters, colors and phrases in Spanish. The children are also taught different Spanish customs and traditions.

Our school operates under a Christian Philosophy, therefore, we care deeply about the character of our students. We are deeply committed to producing children who respect others, resist bullying, and stand up for others. We build compassion in our children to care about the less fortune and work in small ways to act. Educating bright, problem-solvers is important, however, we never lose sight of the character traits instilled in our students.