Through early relationships and with nurturing, responsive interactions, infants and toddlers learn ways of being in relationships, how to get their needs and wants met, and how to identify and regulate emotions. Because these skills develop together, this area of development is referred to as social-emotional development.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Mrs.Tonya and Ms. Amanda have found a log that the children are exploring! There is a growing understanding and recognition of the power of children’s early thinking and learning as well as a belief that science may be a particularly important domain in early childhood, serving not only to build a basis for future scientific understanding but also to build important skills and attitudes for learning. Doing science is a natural and critical part of children’s early learning. Children’s curiosity about the natural world is a powerful catalyst for their work and play. With the appropriate guidance, this natural curiosity and need to make sense of the world become the foundation for beginning to use skills of inquiry to explore basic phenomena and materials of the world surrounding children. This early science exploration can be a rich context in which children can use and develop other important skills, including working with one another, basic large- and small-motor control, language, and early mathematical understanding.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
We had a special week at AoHV from the little ones first Christmas, to the school ager's singing carols for everyone! The children got to make cookies for Santa today and some of them couldn't help themselves from eating them! We watched a movie in our pajamas this week and had lots of fun dancing and decorating! We would like to thank all of the parents for the special gifts this week. You have made our holidays so special and merry! Have safe travels this week and we"ll see you on Tuesday!
Friday, December 16, 2016
Monday, December 5, 2016
For more information and activities check out firesafekids.org. There are games the kids can play that are safe and entertaining! Happy Holidays staying safe and as a reminder Kroger is accepting donations for our friends in West Tennessee who were affected by the drought and fires.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
We are always so thankful to have the Nashville Public Library visit our school to teach the children about a great story. This month they spoke to us about a young Hispanic boy named Tomas and a sweet librarian who taught him how important books are in our lives. The story was spoken to the kids in English and Spanish which is so important in our multicultural and diverse community. The kids are always intrigued by the marionette's and how life-like they move, and appear to speak. Tomas rode a dinosaur into the library, a tiger helped him look for books and the kids were wowed by the story! A special thanks to the library for filling our children with knowledge and inspirational stories!
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Our Preschool 3 teachers taught the children how to make banana and pumpkin bread this week. The kids got to mix the ingredients, take turns stirring, watch it rise throughout the day and finally eat it! It was amazing to see how a science experiment turned into something great that tasted so good! It taught them to use all of their senses, and they even took time to share their creation with their parents and teachers!