From 33 months, our children’s progress is monitored by use of the Maryland Model for School Readiness Work Sampling System. Continually, we note observations, record information, compile portfolios, and complete checklists on each child in our care. We review each child’s progress with concerned parents two times per year and offer our knowledge of developmental stages, activities to do at home to encourage mastering of a specific domain of learning.
Prime Time also has an extensive lending library for parents, where a child can check our a ‘backpack’ of activities and books to take home and work on that reinforces what they are learning at Prime Time. There are also books, DVD’s and VHS tapes on a variety of issues dealing with children available to check out. These evaluation tools coupled with material to take home and work on ensuring a child will fully understand the concepts introduced on a daily basis.
The “Ounce Scale” is used to evaluate and monitor each developmental stage of children over 6 weeks of age to 33 months at Prime Time. This evaluation tool works closely with parents, we are able to note in each child’s memory book where they are in their developmental stage and what milestone they have met.
- Small World
- Rascals (18 – 36 months)
- Changing Seasons (18 – 36 months)
- Under the Sea (3 – 4 year olds)
- Imagination Station (4 – 5 year olds)
- The Jungle (5 – 6 year olds)
- Crayon Box (3 – 5 year olds)
- Before and After School (5 – 15 year olds)
- Explorers (Kindergarten children)
- Adventurers (1st grade)
- Travelers (2nd grade)
- Brain-e-yacs and Yackers (3rd – 8th graders)
- Summer Program