Thad Pryor believe that education isn’t something that begins on the first day of school; it’s something that begins shortly after birth, as soon as a child begins to develop and grow. Mr. Pryor is adamant about prioritizing education for infants and toddlers—something he outlines in some of his programming ideas:
- Infant A (6 weeks through 9 months). Here, young children are kept in a safe and secure environment where they can experience some basic activities, all meant to develop their motor skills, their sensory capacities, and even their language recognition abilities!
- Infant B (9 through 16 months). In this class, kids basically continue with the same skill sets introduced in Infant A—albeit with a slightly more advanced focus!
- Toddler A (16 months through 2 years). Skills emphasized here include Creative Arts, Sensory Perception, Fine and Gross Motor Skills, Language, and Emotional Development.
- Toddler B (24 through 30 months). Here, the emphasized skill sets are Creative Arts, Nature, Fine Motor Skills, Songs, and Physical Fitness.
A couple of points worth mentioning are that Mr. Pryor believes it important for children to become acclimated to a classroom setting as early as possible, to prepare them for an entire lifetime of learning and development. That means that, once the Infant phase is completed, kids are moved from a nursery setting into a classroom. It’s also worth noting that Thad Pryor wishes for basic socialization skills to be cultivated at all levels—the better for developing well-rounded, fully developed kids!