Educational Focus

New Odyssey for Children uses The Creative Curriculum, which provides a developmentally appropriate program that is challenging, stimulating and meets the needs of infants through school age children. Our learning environment encourages physical, cognitive and social-emotional, and language development, and the flexibility of our curriculum makes it easy for us to provide individualized attention to each child in our program allowing them to grow and develop to their fullest potential. Our curriculum also supports emergent reading, math, science, social studies and character building (social) skills.

Children’s play items are the raw materials of learning and the physical space and placement of these materials are carefully chosen are arranged to appeal to children and to promote accomplishing The Creative Curriculum Learning Objectives.

Why Choose Us

      • Our classrooms are very spacious in size and stocked with an abundance of materials such as manipulative, science equipment, dramatic play furniture and accessories, puzzles, books, blocks, word games and much more.
      • We believe our curriculum supports the notion that children learn best through active learning — direct interaction with materials and teachers who provide exposure to new concepts, vocabulary, and “how to” skills.
      • Our lesson plans and daily schedules ensure a good balance between teacher-directed and child-initiated activities, large group, small group and individual learning opportunities and plenty of outside time to focus on gross motor skill development.
      • Semi-Annual parent-teacher conferences are conducted utilizing the Ages and Stages Tool to track developmental progress. We partner with our families and schedule conferences to allow us to be synchronized as we review growth and accomplishments. Additional conferences are alway available upon request.
“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood”
Fred Rogers