Ages: 18 months-2 1/2 years
The Sweet Pea Classroom is full of 8 of our youngest children that are between 18 months and 2 ½ years old. As the youngest students of Learning Together, the Sweet Peas are reaching critical early development milestones in their inclusive classroom while their progress is assessed by their parents and teachers to monitor milestones early on. During this time in a child’s life, they are participating in large and small group activities in learning centers through play. Skills developed during this age in the Learning Centers are social/emotional skills such as building relationships with care givers and peers, as well as communication, early learning and critical thinking, and motor skills. Learning Together places an emphasis on the importance of play as an instructional strategy that promotes learning in early childhood. Support services provided for children with delays include, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and consultation from our Health Care Consultant.
Rosa Velez, EI Teacher
(919) 856-5200 ext. 5450
Ages: 2 ½ – 4 years
Learning Together’s Petunia classroom educates up to18 children who are eager and ready to learn and explore the world around them. This inclusive classroom is designed to teach children how to
communicate effectively with their peers as their vocabulary is becoming stronger and stronger. We teach them how to use words to solve conflict, how to recognize and deal with emotions, and how to become a good friend. These foundational skills will be important throughout their lives. If your child is not very talkative, that is likely to change soon in the Petunia classroom. At this age your children will be learning between 250 – 500 words, answer and ask simple questions, speak in small sentence, although they may not be fully comprehensible until age 4, and tell stories. Support services offered to children include Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and consultation from our Healthcare Consultant
Krystal Anthony, B-K Licensed Teacher
(919) 856-5200 ext. 5208
Ages 3-5 years
Our Daisy classroom is a smaller size classroom that serves up to 10 children ages 3 to 5. As children grow into early childhood, their world will begin to open up. They will become more independent and begin to focus more on adults and children outside of the family. They will want to explore and ask about the things around them even more. Their interactions with family and those around them will help to shape their personality and their own ways of thinking and moving. During this stage, children will be learning to ride a tricycle, use safety scissors, help to dress, and undress themselves, play with other children, recall part of a story, and sing a song. Support services offered to children include Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and consultation from our Healthcare Consultant.
Jessica Watson, B-K Licensed Teacher
(919) 856-5200 ext. 6741
Ages 3-5 years
Our Sunflower classroom is for children 3-5 years of age. We serve up to 18 children in this classroom with 3 teachers. Children in this classroom are becoming more independent and beginning to focus on developing their social/emotional skills to play interactively with their peers. Perseverance is the ability to overcome obstacles to achieve a goal, which is essential to children’s success in school and in life. In the play-based preschool classroom, children develop this crucial trait by engaging in learning activities and sticking with them until they solve the problem or complete the project. Children in this age range will learn school-readiness skills, as well as furthering their communication skills by building their vocabularies and expanding their language skills. Through our play-based approach, social-emotional skills begin to blossom where children begin to offer to share materials and space with classmates without encouragement or prompting from an adult.
Ashleigh Revels, B-K Licensed Teacher
(919) 856-5200 ext 5207
Ages 4-5 years
Our Forget Me Not Classroom is our Pre-K classroom which partners with Wake County Smart Start to provide Pre-K services to children getting ready to enter Kindergarten. This classroom houses up to 18 children and has 3 staff members. School-Readiness skills include, demonstrating executive function skills by thoughtfully developing a strategy for performing a task and then finishing it; classifying objects by color, size or shape and then reclassifying them by a distinctly different characteristic, which help to develop critical-thinking skills; and using math concepts by counting from 10 to 20 accurately and by grouping and regrouping objects. Through our play-based approach, children are learning how to remain focused on a task even when other activities are going on around them. They are further developing critical-thinking skills by solving problems and proposing alternate solutions without needing to experiment with or use every possible solution. Children are learning how to demonstrate social-emotional intelligence by controlling their emotional responses and considering a friend’s idea when it is different from their own. Support services offered are Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and consultation from our Healthcare nurse.
Tamika Stewart, B-K Licensed Teacher
(919) 856-5200 ext. 5206
Crosby Head Start #1
Classroom 1 and Classroom 2
Learning Together is very fortunate to have a partnership with Crosby Head Start. This classroom has been designed to serve children 3 to 5 years of age. While we guide the very young as they learn and play, we also share our expertise with parents. By actively participating in their children’s early education, parents enhance their development and create strong family bonds. Head Start is a comprehensive program that offers quality early education in and out of the home, parenting education, health and social-emotional wellness services (including for women before, during, and after pregnancy), nutrition education, and family support services. All children in this classroom are dually enrolled, therefore all children must meet all income guidelines for Head Start. Through our play-based approach, social-emotional skills begin to blossom where children begin to offer to share materials and space with classmates without encouragement or prompting from an adult. Because children served in this classroom are dually enrolled, children in our partnership classroom receive support services including
Leila Mayer, B-K Licensed Teacher
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Programs That Help Your Child and Your Family
There are many early childhood programs for children ages birth to five in Wake County. Some programs will take place in your home and some are programs to which you will travel. Learn more about these programs below.
Programs that come to your home:
SecurePath – offers services to help you address your child’s social, emotional or developmental challenges Visit Program Website
HIPPY – weekly home visits and parent group meeting for families with children ages 3 to 5 Visit Program Website
Nurse-Family Partnership – partners first-time mothers with nurse home visitors Visit Program Website
Programs in the community:
All Programs for Families
The Wake County Child Care Subsidy Program provides financial assistance to parents for their child care needs for families based on an assessment of need, income and family size. Visit Program Website
This 15-week family education program blends child-rearing information with social supports to strengthen Spanish-speaking families living in Wake County. Visit Program Website
Wake Connections is a coordinated intake and referral system that connects families with high quality home-based programs. Visit Program Website