Over time, we’ve designed and adapted programs to meet the high standards of today’s world of education. By providing a supportive environment, we make sure each child receives exactly what they need.
Early Preschool Programs
Infant, Waddler, Toddler Programs
8 weeks to 24 months
Our caregivers are committed to excellence in the quality of nurturing developmental milestones that come so quickly in those first months of life. The programs are structured by use of the infant/toddler Creative Curriculum and Baby Signs. In our infant classroom every interaction is an opportunity to learn and grow. Our Waddler students have mastered mobility and have begun to explore the world around them. The Toddler students are quickly learning so much about their world and growing their vocabulary.
2 years old
Two year olds thrive on hands-on learning and desire to make big strides towards independence. Our program is structured by Creative Curriculum where children will experience circle time segments and lessons based on various themes and literature. In preparation for preschool, we will begin progression towards potty training based on the child’s interest and partnership with parents. All children must be fully potty trained before they are eligible to move onto the next program.
Three's, PreK, & TK
3 - 5 years old
Wave Preschool classes (Three's, PreK, & TK) are age and ability specific. We incorporate a quality learning experience using The Creative Curriculum and Learning without Tears as a foundation to create learning environments and whole group instruction. Children will enjoy fun learning centers, along with thematic, in-depth lesson plans. The educational centers include art, manipulatives, writing, language arts, home living, library, blocks, science, and sensorial. The educational period will be offered from 9:00 am-1:00 pm, five days a week.
WCLC requires that children in this program must be completely potty trained with minimal accidents and in underwear every day.
Montessori Preschool Program
3 - 5 years old
The Montessori teaching method represents an entirely different approach to education. Montessori education is characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological development, as well as technological advancements in society. Children learn in uninterrupted blocks of work time in a well-structured environment, giving them hands-on interaction with their surroundings, as well as opportunities to foster independence. The Montessori work cycles include language arts, math, practical life, sensorial, science, art, culture, and geography. Montessori emphasizes learning through all five senses, not just through listening, watching, or reading. Children in Montessori classes learn at their own individual pace, and according to their own choice of activities from hundreds of possibilities. Learning is an exciting process of discovery, leading to concentration, motivation, self-discipline, and a love of learning. Montessori classes place children in age groups where the older children spontaneously share their knowledge with the younger ones. Our mixed-age class is offered as a full-day program (7:00am-6:00pm) for children 3-5 years old and not eligible for Kindergarten.
Kindergarten - 5th Grade
During the school year, Before and After School services are offered to families needing care. This program is for children in kindergarten through 5th grade. Along with excellent care, our program also provides homework time and various activities encompassing group time. We accept students that attend Trantwood, John B Dey, Linkhorn Park, and Alanton elementary schools. While school is out, Summer Rec is a full day program offered to rising Kindergarteners through rising 5th graders. This program provides flexible scheduling; your child may join all summer long or choose various weeks to attend.