Tutor Time child care programs give children an early edge

As a parent, you want to ensure your children have outstanding care that helps them reach their full potential. Countless studies show high-quality early education has a profound and long-lasting impact– not just on later academic success, but on virtually every aspect of a person’s life.  At Tutor

Time Child Care in Shelton and Milford, a the pathway to learning begins with providing nurturing care and education — right from infancy, preschool, pre-kindergarten and through before and after school programs.

Our infant program offers classroom spaces that encourage infant exploration and stimulation including a curriculum that focuses on your child’s developmental stage and interests.

Our preschool and pre-kindergarten classrooms feature a new Focus on Literacy curriculum that features vocabulary development, phonics, print awareness and alphabet knowledge and sets a foundation for reading. Themes of character building are introduced through high quality children’s literature and Word of the Month programs. Children are introduced to Spanish through our Tutor Tiempo program, and in Shelton, Mandarin Chinese instruction is included.

This year, Tutor Time is proud to announce it’s new Grow Fit Program that teaches children in our pre-kindergarten program all about healthy eating, exercise and keeping their bodies healthy. Both centers offer a before and after school care that includes transportation to local elementary schools.

Our childcare center in Shelton is among the first communities in the country to experience Tutor Time StartSmart, a new curriculum for infants, toddlers and two-year-olds. Developed by top national early education experts, the StartSmart program is a precursor to the proven Tutor Time LifeSmart preschool curriculum.

StartSmart has been designed to develop the boundless skills that children are born with — the ability to think, their readiness to learn and their capability of experiencing feelings and developing relationships. This proprietary program provides the three components of a high-quality early childhood curriculum: developmentally appropriate experiences, engaging classroom spaces and responsive child-teacher relationships.

Since young children best understand what they can directly sense and experience, StartSmart experiences for infants, toddlers and two-year-old children are active, sensory-based and meaningful. Using StartSmart, Tutor Time teachers plan the curriculum to strengthen children’s emerging language, cognitive, physical, and social-emotional skills. The teachers individually select activities for each child, based on his or her needs and interests.

Tutor Time teachers have undergone specialized training for StartSmart to help them observe, assess and plan for each child’s growing skills. The program also includes fun skill-building activities for parents to help boost their child’s development and brain power – even before baby learns to talk.

Tutor Time is currently accepting enrollments for children ages 6 weeks-12 years old.

More info/register: Shelton location at 203-926-1126; Milford at 203-876-1555; tutortimeshelton.com or tutortimemilford.com