Ages & Stages
Every age and stage of your child should be celebrated and supported! At Little Newtons, we understand children’s awesome potential, starting at birth.
(6 weeks – 16 months) Babies are learning machines! Infants are born with billions of neurons in their brains and amazing potential to learn about the world all around them. At Little Newtons, our program is focused on helping babies make important learning connections so they can grow, develop and reach their potential.
An early emphasis on brain development will help students throughout their entire lives, leading to other benefits like better problem solving, increased literacy and higher test scores.
(16 months – 33 months) Toddlers love exploring the world around them, and there’s so much to learn at Little Newtons! Their developing brains crave constant stimulation, as anyone who’s tried to entertain a toddler on a rainy day can tell you. At Little Newtons, we provide appropriate educational stimulation to our toddlers.
All of our students learn five languages every day: Spanish, French, Italian, Manderin and American Sign Language. Learning a new language increases toddlers’ brain development and their cognitive abilities.
(Must be potty trained) Our comprehensive literacy curriculum provides an important educational foundation for each student. In our Threes classroom, students learn sight words, letter sounds, phonics, vowels, consonants, letter blends and trigraphs (groups of three letters that make a sound, such as sph or eau). Outside of Little Newtons, trigraphs are rarely taught before first grade.
Our teachers encourage students to grow, learn and develop at their own pace. We do not use rote memorization, testing, homework or any kind of penalties. Each student builds a base knowledge of literacy that will benefit them throughout their whole lives.
(Four years – Five years) The transition to kindergarten is a big step, and our program helps students prepare. Prekindergartners continue building their foundation in literacy and also learn about numbers and simple arithmetic. We teach our students everything from the parts of a plant, to the presidents, to the Periodic Table of Elements. Nothing is off-limits in our classrooms, because there’s no limit to what a child can comprehend.
When children graduate from Little Newtons, they are ready for the next stage of their education. Elementary school teachers tell us our graduates are some of the most prepared in their classrooms. Our unique learning environment creates successful students who thrive in kindergarten and beyond.
(First – Fourth grade) Our school-age classroom supports families by providing academic resources to students outside of the typical school day. Our teachers help students with homework, so it’s not one more thing to squeeze into families’ busy schedules. Our goal is to allow teachers to teach, students to learn and parents to focus on parenting.