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Infants

Each staff person will provide an environment that is nurturing and creative to help each child develop a trusting relationship in their infancy. Parents will provide a daily schedule to help maintain a routine for their infant. Each infant room will provide reading, music and age appropriate toys. The parents will receive a written daily report which includes the child’s activities for that day. The ratio is five children to one caregiver.

Toddler Classroom

Toddler Playground

Toddlers

The caregivers in the one year old room will provide an environment that will enhance the curious nature of the children. The children are developing their ability to speak, walk and use parallel play.

The center provides a curriculum developed by the Mississippi State University Early Childhood Institute that is thematic utilizing reading, music, toys, art supplies and a fun outdoor atmosphere. The parents will receive a written daily report which includes the child’s activities for that day. The ratio for this age is nine children to one teacher.

Two-Year Old

The teacher will provide an environment that will continue to development the cognitive, social and motor skills for the children. The curriculum being used at the center was developed by the Mississippi State University Early Childhood Institute and incorporates cognitive, environmental awareness, and social and motor skills development.

The classroom is equipped with climbing equipment, puzzles, blocks, manipulatives, art material, books, musical instruments and dramatic play activities. Centers are introduced to the children at this age. The children at this age will spend a lot of time with potty training and learning good hygiene. The ratio for this age group is twelve children to one teacher.

Two-Year Old Classroom

Two-Year Old Playground

Three-Year Old Classroom

Three-Year Old Playground

Three-Year Old

The preschool experience provided by each teacher will help the children learn to communicate their thoughts, develop personal independence, build self esteem, and develop strong bodies. The curriculum that is taught at this age has been developed by the Mississippi State University Early Childhood Institute. The curriculum will develop each child’s language, vocabulary, early literacy, math concepts, scientific investigations, social and emotional development, physical and motor skills.

The classrooms are divided into centers for each developmental concept. Computer classes are provided for interested children and parents. Classes in Spanish and Bible Stories are available at our Ocean Springs center. The ratio for this age is fourteen children to one teacher.

Four Four Year Old

The preschool experience provided by each teacher will help the children learn to communicate their thoughts, develop personal independence, build self esteem, and develop strong bodies. The curriculum that is taught at this age has been developed by the Mississippi State University Early Childhood Institute. The curriculum will develop each child’s language, vocabulary, early literacy; math, concepts, scientific investigations, social and emotional, physical and motor skills.

The classrooms are divided into centers for each developmental concept. The Letter People curriculum is also utilized with this age group. Spanish classes and Bible stories are included in the curriculum. Computer classes are also offered for interested children and parents. The ratio for this age of children is sixteen children to one teacher.

Four Year Old Classroom

Four Year Old Playground

After School & Summer Care

Kindergarten – Third Grade, ABC Child Development Center provides a bus to pick up the children from their individual public elementary school in the Ocean Springs School District. The children are given time to relax, do their homework, have organized and solitary play in a nurturing atmosphere. Homework is done per the request of the parent/child on a daily basis. The children have specific days for art, cooking, Spanish, Bible Stories and Board Games. The ratio for this age of children is twenty children to one teacher.