4350 Cleveland Ave
(614) 471-4600 Fax (614) 471-4621
Capacity: 21 to 50 Children
Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 6:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Special Study Programs:
Every moment with an infant is precious and we take advantage of that. We coo, cuddle, rock, sing and bond with your baby. Our specially designed infant care rooms are places where babies feel safe, secure and happy. Personal cribs, separate areas for changing and feeding, and a “no-uncovered-shoes” policy, ensure clean playing, eating and sleeping spaces. Through simple games like peek-a-boo, our loving teachers begin the foundational work for later learning and help infants develop motor skills. But we never forget that you are your child’s most important teacher, so we’ll work with you, give you daily reports and offer tips on how to reinforce what your child learns in her time with us.
INTERACT TO LEARN
♥ Motor Skill Development — grasping, clutching, movement
♥ Sensory Development — touching, feeling, listening
♥ Play and Rest
CHANNEL THAT ENERGY
♥ Motor Skills Development — tossing, catching, rolling, crawling, walking
♥ Language Development — reading time, speech development
♥ Music and Movement — dancing, singing, outdoor play
♥ Shapes and Colors — identifying and forming shapes
♥ Artistic Development — art and construction projects
Toddlers are busy, busy little learners with lots of new things to explore. We specialize in channeling all that energy into things that help toddlers learn and grow. Iftin Beginning Steps teachers lead young toddlers through age-appropriate activities to improve coordination, and increase verbal and problem solving skills. The Iftin Beginning Steps curriculum is based on the idea that children are naturally curious and motivated to learn. So we provide them with the materials and experiences to help them understand and communicate in ways most meaningful to them.
LEARNING ABOUT THE WORLD
♥ Motor Skills Development — outdoor games, dancing, movement
♥ Language Development — recognizing and forming letters, story time, speech
♥ Sensory Development — textures, understanding the senses, descriptive activities
♥ Imaginative Development — arts & crafts, dramatic play, story telling
♥ Social Development — large & small group activities, sharing, politeness
At this age, children are inventors, problem solvers, discoverers and dreamers. They learn about the world around them as they take things apart, put them together and ask lots and lots of questions. We give them the guidance and the tools they need to explore and learn within a comfortable, secure environment. This curriculum was designed around the belief that all children are capable and talented, and that they learn in their own ways. So we help them discover and develop their own talents.
GETTING READY TO GO ON
♥ Kindergarten Prep — letters, words, numbers, early science & math concepts
♥ Imaginative Development — arts & crafts, dramatic play, storytelling
♥ Social Development — interaction, cooperation, helping others
♥ Physical Development — indoor and outdoor play, games, dancing
Getting ready for kindergarten is exciting – and we want your child to stay excited about learning. So while we increase the focus on math, science, language and social studies, we make sure it’s presented with a big dose of fun. Iftin Kindergarten development Curriculum was designed by early education specialists, follows the guidelines for developmentally appropriate practice set forth by national accrediting associations. Our curriculum helps children develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills they’ll need to succeed in kindergarten, school and life. Teachers plan lessons to deepen understanding of basic academic concepts through exploration, investigation and play. We provide a place where children can challenge themselves and enjoy the thrill of discovery as they look forward to school. In fact, an internal study that we conducted, showed that children in our program made substantial gains in development and had the necessary skills to enter and excel in kindergarten.
♥ Before and after school
♥ A variety of activities
♥ Healthy snacks
♥ Indoor and outdoor facilities
♥ Kids can relax, play or do homework
School-age kids want to feel all grown up, yet they still crave comfort and security. So instead of just daycare, our Enhancement Club is designed to support their increasing interest in sports, art, music and more, both before and after school. Teachers provide a balance of organized and self-selected activities, all in a positive, supportive atmosphere. Whether relaxing, doing homework, or having fun with friends, children thrive as members of our after school. And you’ll have peace of mind knowing your child is safe and having fun.
IFTIN Childcare Center was established to provide quality, loving care for children ages 6wks – 12 years old. The staff recognizes the importance of balanced growth so they provide opportunities for mental, physical, and emotional growth through a variety of creative experiences. Children are encouraged to learn and explore at their own speed in the areas that interest them most. We are pleased that you have chosen to include us in the growth and development of your children.