LONG BEACH DAY NURSERY Overview
Target demographics: provide parents with peace of mind knowing their children are cared for in a loving and nurturing environment.
Direct beneficiaries per year: More than 300 students, their parents and families.
Geographic areas served: Long Beach
Programs: Early Literacy “Ready to Read” Methods: The curriculum, starting with six-week old infants, consists of two hours of activities each day in the classroom that focus on language enhancement and development of large and small motor skills. The curriculum includes the following: Reading to help children in relating pictures to words. Reading to a child helps them develop language skills and makes them aware of the association between the written and spoken word and helps them to develop problem-solving skills. Each classroom is equipped with age-appropriate books, games and materials in both English and Spanish, and designated reading areas. Every year, each child receives at least one age-appropriate book as a holiday gift; Encouraging parents to read to their children and participate in literacy activities. Parents are encouraged to read to their children at least 20 minutes a day.