The Rose Garden Early Childhood Center, located in a beautifully renovated “green” building at 257 Lafayette Ave. in Buffalo, still has a limited number of openings for its creative toddler programs. The Center offers half-day and full-day programs for children from 18 months to 5 years of age in a homelike environment where domestic arts and physical development are the core of a play-based curriculum.
Balancing creative free play with teacher-directed activities, emphasis is placed on practical life skills. Traditional games and fingerplays provide opportunities for children to imitate healthy movement and increase both large and small motor skills. Children go outdoors daily, spending longer periods outside when the weather cooperates! The on-site playground has been specially designed to help children develop their creativity and physical stamina. Emphasis is also placed on warm speech, live singing, verses and stories rather than an environment filled with technology, television and videos.
Snacks and lunches are delicious, wholesome, nut-free and focused on organic grains and local fruits and vegetables. Natural, unprocessed and organic foods are provided whenever possible, and children are often involved in the food preparation. All recipes have been “tested” by the children and adapted for taste.
For more information or to schedule a personal tour of the facility, please call 816-0078. Tours are typically scheduled at 9 a.m. Tuesdays unless other arrangements are required. Additional information can also be found at www.therosegarden.us.