Thad Pryor and his colleagues at Children of America 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 these programs make fairly clear:
- 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 level—the better for developing well-rounded, fully developed kids! That’s the chief goal for the entire curriculum, actually—further proof that Thad Pryor really is in this business to improve it, and to give your kids the best care they can possible be given!