Child Care Programs
Our focus on early learning is centered around language development and acquisition. While focusing on individual needs, we take the time to help each child build his or her vocabulary through games, conversations, and activities centered on the arts, sciences, mathematics, music, and crafts. For younger children, we provide potty-training support. Whereas for older kids, we offer challenging sports programs, such as soccer and golf.
Our focus is on developing the whole child through physical activity, cognitive development, and social opportunities. We ensure that each child has the opportunity to learn and grow through a variety of arts programs, academic activities, and games. Because we want to help each child grow on his or her journey, our caring and compassionate staff take the time to get to know each child’s individual needs to support this end.
Opportunities to Grow
The Andy Bear Early Learning Center prides itself on offering all children an opportunity to grow and learn. If you are looking for child care, day care, or after-school care in Parkland and Coral Springs, Florida, the Andy Bear Early Learning Center offers state-of-the-art safety and learning opportunities for your child. Contact us today to learn more about how to enroll or to tour our premises.
Our Infant Daycare center has been specifically designed for the comfort and safety of the infants in our care. We offer two levels of infant care—six weeks through six months and six months through one year. Not only are our infant caregivers skilled in child development principles, but they are also trained to help your baby explore their environment and develop fine motor and communication skills.
- 6 weeks to 10 months
- 10 months to 18 months
Ratio is 1:3, which is below the states ratio
To start with, the one-year-old program is designed to prepare a child for their first steps of independence, development and routines. This program provides daily plans that allow many opportunities for toddlers to make free choices with a caring professional nearby. This provides children the awareness of colors, sounds, textures, and feelings. Additionally, our teachers fill the child's day with musical and creative movement activities that encourage sensory and motor skills exploration.
Two Year Olds
The two-year-old program provides an environment where the children can explore their surroundings and develop new abilities like potty training and pretend play. Because language being the most exciting development at this age, we focus on speech expansion. The teachers provide activities that are tailored to individual needs, talents and interests of each child. In addition, we will also offer both Spanish and Sign Language.
Three Year Olds
The three-year-old program is structured to enhance each child’s self-esteem and individual development. Therefore, the teachers place an emphasis on learning to share, respect others, and to further develop language skills. We have structured activities around science, arts, math, music, crafts, movement, stories and games.
VPK Pre Kindergarten
There is no cost to parents for morning VPK. This amazing Pre-Kindergarten program is structured to help your child reach the height of their social, emotional and academic capabilities. Children will start to learn valuable academic basics such as the alphabet, numbers and handwriting skills. Moreover, teachers will work to build student’s independent skills, self-confidence, respect, friendship and kindness. Children who participate in this program benefit by being in a class with higher reading percentage rates.
We will continue to offer the VPK program, and enrich our curriculum by adding the following programs:
- NEW! STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
- NEW! Phonics
- Early reading and Math skills using SMART Board technology: Advanced teaching tool.
- Brand new I-Pads and Computer: Enhancing cognitive developmental skills
- Calendar Math
- Character Education Series
- Sign Language
Our Preschool Curriculum
The staff at Andy Bear Early Learning Center recognize each child’s interests, capabilities and learning style. Accordingly, our “Creative Curriculum” allows our staff to fully develop your child’s potential. In addition, it continuously encouraging experiences that stimulate skills in personal interactions and problem solving.
Andy Bear Early Learning Center has over 6000 square feet of playground space and sports fields. In fact, our students use these areas each morning and afternoon. This allows our students to join in group activities and small group play. Incidentally, we have divided the playgrounds to accommodate various age groups. This also allows children to develop gross and fine motor skills.