Child Care Assistance Program

We believe every child deserves the right to high-quality education, regardless of their circumstances, where they live or their individual learning traits. That is why at New Adventures we do accept financial assistance through child care subsidy programs for qualified families. We understand that raising children is expensive and working families often struggle to make ends meet, however, that shouldn’t hinder a child from having access to high-quality education.

Eligible families can seek financial support for care for their children from birth to age 12. “Eligibility is based on earnings, activity hours and the child’s age. The amount of subsidy provided is based on household income and number of children in care” (USDA Financial Shared Services). The State Child Care Assistance Program helps many low-income parents pay for child care while they go to work or go to school. If are looking to enroll your child and you want to see if you’re eligible for child care services, please click the ODJFS website link. https://bit.ly/2R7rHqu

Open House!

As a new school year begins, New Adventures would like to open its doors to our parents and the community to come meet our teachers and check out our center! Open House gives parents the opportunity to see what’s going on in the classroom and to ask any questions! We will have snacks, games and more for our families to enjoy. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Mantua Open House: Thursday, September 20 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Twinsburg Open House: Thursday, September 27 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

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Kindergarten Preparation

As a new school year begins, preschool parents have a lot to think about. In recent years, research has highlighted the importance of early childhood education in preparation for school. However, preparing your child for Kindergarten is no easy task, that is why at New Adventures we make it our mission from 6 weeks to school age to tailor our learning objectives to meet the needs of each individual student and build upon their fundamental development skills.

Starting your child in early childhood education gives your child a leg up on reading readiness, writing skills and fundamental social interactions with other students and teachers. While at New Adventures, your child will learn a plethora of skills and abilities that will better prepare them for their future. To help you understand what our center and more specifically our Preschool Program encompasses read through the checklist below about what activities and skills are worked on, but not limited to, at our center.

  1. Verbal skills
    1. Speaks clearly
    2. Speaks in sentences
    3. Express and describe feelings
  2. Listening skills
    1. Listens with understanding
    2. Follows directions
  3. Reading readiness
    1. Listens well to stories
    2. Understands left to right movement of reading
    3. Retells information from a story
  4. Alphabet
    1. Recites the alphabet
    2. Identifies uppercase and lowercase letters
    3. Matches uppercase letters to lowercase letters
    4. Identifies how each letter sounds
  5. Writing skills
    1. Traces letters and numbers
    2. Writes a few letters without tracing
    3. Uses pictures to communicate ideas
  6. Gross motor skills
    1. Runs, skips, hops, jumps
    2. Pedals and steers a tricycle
    3. Climbs a playground ladder
    4. Throws a ball with direction
    5. Catches a ball with arms and body
    6. Bounces a ball
  7. Fine Motor skills
    1. Stacks blocks
    2. Strings beads
    3. Zips, snaps, laces
    4. Grips a pencil correctly
    5. Completes a simple puzzle (7+ pieces)
    6. Good scissor skills
    7. Copies: vertical line, horizontal line, circle, cross, square, V, triangle
  8. Math
    1. Sorts by color, shape, and size
    2. Counts to at least 10
    3. Recognizes simple patterns and duplicates them
    4. Identifies 4 shapes: circle, square, triangle, and rectangle
    5. Demonstrates understanding of directional concepts (up/down, right/left, over/under)
    6. Understands comparative words (big/little, short/long, slow/fast)
  9. Creative arts/ music/ movement/ drama
    1. Identifies colors
    2. Explores different art materials
    3. Draws lines and shapes
    4. Participates in group music experiences
    5. Participates in creative movement/dance
    6. Plays simple instruments
    7. Takes on pretend roles and situations
  10. Social skills
    1. Recites first and last name
    2. Able to identify birthday
    3. Knows address and telephone number
    4. Recites names of parents
    5. Plays well with others
    6. Takes turns and shares
    7. Cleans up after learning and playing
    8. Participates in group activities
    9. Interacts with familiar adults
    10. Considerate of other people’s feelings
    11. Respects items belonging to others
    12. Listens when others speak
    13. Seeks adults help during conflicts
    14. Uses manners and basic etiquette
  11. Self-control
    1. Follows schedule and routines
    2. Able to move from one activity to the next
    3. Expresses self with words
    4. Walks to and from the bathroom pulls down own pants, pulls them up again
    5. Washes hands independently
    6. Does basic self-dressing

 

Infant and Toddler Education

Our Creative Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers focuses on creating a responsive environment where they will be stimulated with materials, sounds, and experiences. At New Adventures, our curriculum encompasses the following activities to reinforce early, positive growth and give your child a successful start in school.

Social/emotional – aims to help children develop independence, self-confidence and self-control; follow rules and routines; make friends; and learn what it means to be a part of a group.

Physical – increase child’s large muscle skills- balancing, running, jumping, throwing and catching; and to use the small muscles in their hand to do tasks such as writing, drawing, buttoning and tying shoes.

Cognitive – to help acquire thinking skills such as solving problems, ask questions and to think logically- sorting, classifying, comparing, counting and making patterns- and to use materials and their imagination to show what they have learned.

Language – use words to communicate with others, listen to and participate in conversations, understand the purpose of print, recognize letters and words, and begin writing for purpose.

At New Adventures, the activities and lesson plans are based off of the children’s interests and developed around specific goals that the class is working on. However, your child’s personal growth and development is individualized to their own needs. From 6 weeks to 12 years, New Adventures provides quality education and opens the door to lifelong learning.

New Adventures Mantua Date Night

At New Adventures, we offer many benefits that other child care centers do not. One of our favorites is offering a ‘Date Night’ for parents one Saturday a month. Parents can drop off their child (children) at our center and enjoy a child-free evening. The hours are from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and the rates are $25 for the first child and $20 for every additional child.

Date Night gives parents the opportunity to spend time together to either go see a new movie, eat at a nice restaurant or even go home and catch up on some sleep. While the parents are away, the children are provided with a meal, a snack, fun crafts and a movie to wind down. The Date Night evening does require a reservation, be sure to stop into New Adventures Mantua or call 330-274-8514 on how to sign up and for more information.

New Adventures is proud to offer not only your child the best care and education options available, but also give parents the peace of mind knowing your child is in a safe environment that helps shape them socially, emotionally and physically.

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