Noah's Ark for Infants & Toddlers
Sequence of Programs
Ketanim - for young infants - beginning at 6 weeks
Alef Room - for older infants- up to 15 months
Bet Room 1 - for Young Toddlers - walkers born between August 16 - February 28
Bet Room 2 - for Young Toddlers - walkers turning two March 1-August 15
Gimmel Room - for Older Toddlers - turning two August 16 – February 28
High/Scope's educational approach emphasizes “active learning.” Active learning means children have direct, hands-on experiences with people, objects, events, and ideas. Children’s interests and choices are at the heart of High/Scope programs. They construct their own knowledge through interactions with the world and the people around them. Learning and development are anchored by long-term, trusting relationships with caregivers, who are close at hand to support the children as they play. Children take the first step in the learning process by making choices and following through on their plans and decisions. Teachers and caregivers offer physical, emotional, and intellectual support. In active learning settings, adults expand children’s thinking with diverse materials and nurturing interactions. Teachers plan daily, based on children’s interests.
The Infant-Toddler Child Observation Record (COR-Ad) enables caregivers and administrators to assess each child's progress and plan educational experiences that will encourage further learning. The High/Scope educational approach is consistent with the best practices recommended by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and other guidelines for developmentally based programs.