At Bullfrogs and Butterflies school, we have built a curriculum framework using “Virginia Foundations for Child Development” with a creative theme-based approach. Combining these two will encourage children to meet milestones and build that strong foundation for future learning.
Teacher as Mentor
Teachers work closely with the children, listening to their interests and ideas, and providing guidance and experiential learning activities. This is mostly project-based and child-led, which teachers supported and expanded on using theme of the month. Our teachers are also extremely attentive to social-emotional issues to prepare children for the start of private or public school ages.
Following Your Child's Progress
When you enroll your child(ren), we assume the responsibility of assisting you with individual concerns in relation to your child’s transition, growth, and development. It takes a village to raise a child, and we need to support one another. For your child to be happy and feel safe, it is necessary for care providers and parents to maintain strong communication relations.
To facilitate communication between Bullfrogs and Butterflies and home, you are invited to use our open-door policy. We encourage this communication between custodial parents and staff at Bullfrogs and Butterflies. We invite custodial parents to stop in any time.
What Our Curriculum Fosters
Our well-trained, enthusiastic, and heartfelt staff make themselves aware of individual children’s needs. Bullfrogs and Butterflies strengths are based on the belief that a strong sense of self and a willingness to accept challenges are essential to the children’s success.
In an atmosphere of affection and mutual respect, each child is encouraged to learn and achieve his/her full potential. We believe that children who are challenged to set high but realistic standards for themselves and are encouraged to take responsibility for their own actions and the well-being of others will become successful and responsible people.
In other words, we're raising children to become:
They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to make sound decisions.
They receive and express ideas and information confidently.
Their natural curiosity is nurtured and encouraged. They have acquired skills necessary to conduct purposeful, constructive inquiries. They actively enjoy learning, and this love of learning will last a lifetime.
They approach unfamiliar situations without anxiety and have the confidence and age-appropriate independence of spirit to explore new roles and ideas. They are courageous and articulate in defending those things in which they believe.
They have sound understanding of the principles of moral reasoning. They have trust, honesty, and a sense of fairness.
They show sensitivity towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a sense of personal faithfulness to help others in need.
They have the ability to go with the flow. They respect the views and traditions of other individuals and cultures.
They understand the importance of family, learning, and community balance and personal well-being.
They understand the principle of sharing in a non-material capacity. The ability to share time, love, and positive thought.