Mission

Hanover Place Child Care welcomes children from ages six weeks through five years. Parents can fulfill employment, education, and any other obligations because of the extended hours and services we offer. Our goal is to shape an intrinsic educational environment where children learn through play about themselves and others, their feelings, and the world around them.

We meet these goals using our “Creative Curriculum” which focuses on four basic areas of development:

Child Development

Social/Emotional Development

Social/Emotional Development

(sense of self, responsibility for self and others, pro-social behavior)

  • Regulates own emotions and behaviors
    • Manages feelings, follows limits and expectations, takes care of own needs appropriately
  • Establishes and sustains positive relationships
    • Forms relationships with adults, responds to emotional cues, interacts with peers, makes friends
  • Participates cooperatively and constructively in group situations
    • Balances needs and rights of self and others, solves social problems

Physical Development

Physical Development

(gross and fine motor skills)

  • Demonstrates traveling skills
  • Demonstrates balancing skills
  • Demonstrates gross-motor manipulative skills
  • Demonstrates fine-motor strength and coordination
    • Uses fingers and hands, uses writing and drawing tools

Cognitive Development

Cognitive Development

(problem solving, logical thinking)

  • Demonstrates positive approaches to learning
    • Attends and engages, persists, solves problems, shows curiosity and motivation, shows flexibility and inventiveness in thinking
  • Remembers and connects experiences
    • Recognizes and recalls, makes connections
  • Uses classification skills
  • Uses symbols and images to represent something not present
    • Thinks symbolically, engages in sociodramatic play

Language Development

Language Development

(listening and speaking, reading and writing)

  • Listens to and understands increasingly complex language
    • Comprehends language, follows directions
  • Uses language to express thoughts and needs
    • Uses an expanding expressive vocabulary, speaks clearly, uses conventional grammar, tells about another time or place
  • Uses appropriate conversational and other communication skills
    • Engages in conversations, uses social rules of language

Our teacher/child ratios are as follows:

Infants 1:4
Age one and stable walkers 1:5
Age two and potty trained 1:5
Late two-three and potty trained 1:7
Age four 1:10
Age five 1:15

At Hanover Place, our devoted and passionate teachers serve as guides on the learning journey. Our caregivers closely observe each child  to gain understanding of his or her abilities, strengths, and challenges. Upon assessment, our teachers provide additional assistance and guidance to further explore and engage your child’s learning style. We firmly believe that children should have choices while learning in a classroom, for this encourages the development of problem-solving techniques and decision-making skills. To that end, we encourage children decision-making, to ask questions, and to explore classroom activities of their choosing. In addition, we accommodate monthly themes and lessons as large group activities for peer interactions and social networking.

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