Infants have many transitions in their first year, and we strive to build solid connections and relationships with our families. This allows us to do everything we can to follow your child's schedule that you have already implemented at home. We understand that coming to our center will expose your infant to new faces, voices, and people to comfort them. Please keep us aware of any schedule changes. When your child is ready to switch from nursing to bottles or bottles only to food, please ensure these new formulas and foods are tried at home first so you are aware of any allergies your child may have. Please provide us with a list of foods your child eats at home. Your child may move from the infant room to our toddler room when they turn 13 months old. We like to ensure your child eats table foods, uses a sippy cup, and is mobile before transitioning to the new room.
The toddler world is full of new and exciting growth and learning. Children at this age are trying new foods, acquiring new skills, and becoming more independent. Our toddler teachers work on scaffolding your toddler’s newly developing skills and encourage them to try new things. Challenges such as hitting and biting may also occur at this age. This is developmentally appropriate and something our teachers understand how to work through. The teachers will share any new skills they are working on and behaviors they may see in the classroom with you. As your child prepares to move to the next age group, we will send your little one to the new rooms for short daily visits to acclimate to the new schedule, teachers, and children. You will receive a transition letter two weeks before your child moves to the next room. You can also meet with your child’s teacher and new teacher.
Preschoolers are becoming very independent individuals. They like to make their own choices and are learning to make friends. This is also the age we begin to prepare your child for Kindergarten. Learning numbers, letters, and colors and becoming more confident in social interactions are significant factors in our Preschool Program. We will keep you informed of your child’s progress through daily conversations and assessments. We will provide families of children preparing for Kindergarten with a “Kindergarten, Here I Come!” Activity Pack in August.
We offer after-school care and care for days off school for children in kindergarten through 6th grade. SCASD provides transportation for Ferguson Township Elementary, Corl Street Elementary, and Easterly Parkway Elementary Schools. Families needing care from all other schools must provide transportation.
Enrollment in our school-age program automatically guarantees enrollment in our summer camp. Check out our summer camp page for more information about our summer day camp!
At Dall'Inizio DaySchool we are committed to encouraging our children to be the change they want to see in the world! Our program strives to teach our children how to be respectful, take responsibility, and to build self-esteem and self-confidence, not only in ourselves but in our fellow classmates as well. We have an all-inclusive policy, in that no one plays alone, no one eats alone, etc. unless they wish to.
For eligible families in need of tuition assistance, we accept subsidy from The Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) as well as Penn State’s child care assistance, with no extra charges to families. Learn more about the ELRC subsidy at http://www.pakeys.org/elrcs/. Learn more about Penn State’s child care assistance at www.childcaresubsidy.psu.edu.