Why choose Odyssey?
Because your children are worth it,
and peace of mind is invaluable!
For your child’s education, quality is top priority. Several decades of research clearly demonstrate that high-quality, developmentally appropriate early childhood programs produce short and long-term positive effects on children's cognitive and social development. Specifically, children who experience high-quality, stable childcare engage in more complex play, demonstrate more secure attachments to adults and other children, and score higher on measures of thinking ability and language development. High-quality childcare can predict academic success, adjustment to school, and reduced behavioral problems for children in first grade. Studies demonstrate that children's success or failure during the first years of school often predicts the course of later schooling. A growing body of research indicates that more developmentally appropriate teaching in preschool and kindergarten predicts greater success in the early grades.
On a more personal level, in addition to being Early Childhood professionals, our administrators are most importantly parents, too! This has an impact on every decision made within our center - such as who we hire, operating schedules, toys and materials used, the curriculum we follow, the meals we serve - we insist on providing only the best for your child, because we, of course, demand the best for our children, too.
We pride ourselves on providing educationally based childcare. We provide an age-appropriate curriculum with developmentally appropriate materials and practices for optimum learning experiences using a combination of child-directed and teacher-guided activities. Children are encouraged to socialize with others and learn through imagination, discovery and exploration. We ask open-ended questions that promote language and problem-solving skills. We encourage creativity and independence. Children learn to communicate, share and develop their own personality at Odyssey Early Learning Academy. Your child’s growth and development are our best reward. Children are free to choose among a variety of activities including imaginative play, blocks, fine motor activities, self-motivated activities, and creative experiences. Your child’s daily schedule will include, but not be limited to, the following:
Free Choice Time
Meal & Snack Time
Indoor and Outdoor Motor Activities
Various academic areas will be explored through play, such as math, science, and literacy skills. As caregivers, we strive to create a learning environment that is safe, stimulating, and encouraging.
Child Health & Safety
Education and development are important, but we know that nothing matters more than the safety, security and health of your child. That’s why protection and preparedness are critical considerations in everything we do at Odyssey Early Learning Academy.
Our centers are secured at all times so that only authorized staff and families may enter.We have cameras throughout the classrooms as well as in the hallway, monitoring the entrance.
We clean our centers each day with safe, non-toxic cleaning products.Cleaning supplies are locked safely out of reach of children. While other child care providers clean toys each evening, we sanitize toys throughout the day to help prevent the spread of germs.
We encourage children to wash their hands throughout the day by singing songs and teaching lessons about health and hygiene.
Diapering is conducted in an area separate from children’s play areas.
In addition to our staff being trained in infant and early childhood education, they are selected for their natural sense of warmth and caring. Their love for young children can be observed in their everyday interactions with them. Our teaching staff plan the environment carefully so that lessons may be learned through exploration and discovery. Sensitive observation of each child’s needs and interests lead teachers to the appropriate next steps to take in planning. In this way. plans for each day emphasize child-directed learning over adult-directed learning.
Our teaching team truly considers caring for each child to be a privilege and have great respect for the parent partnership. .