THE EXPLORATION ACADEMY
We’re excited to share that as of October 21, 2022, TEA at Wallingford Center will join the Bright Horizons family! Bright Horizons at Wallingford will serve children 12 months to 5 years old. Learn more about Bright Horizons Wallingford at www.brighthorizons.com/wallingford
CHILD DEVELOPMENT ROOMS
TEA CUP ROOM
Curriculum is implemented as a dynamic and integrated series of opportunities offered to children, encouraging them to connect meaningfully with their teachers and strengthen understandings of their world.
TEA PARTY ROOM
Teachers assist students in making meaning of their experiences through continuous dialogue, observations, and documentation of children’s work; all carefully preformed within a stimulating and nurturing environment that invites, supports, and encourages children's active participation in their own learning.
YOUNG PRESCHOOL ROOM
Begins at age 2.5
Children's interests and involvement help to establish research themes, which empower children to assist in shaping the class curriculum. As a class community, they investigate various topics that embody research efforts deliberately focused on answering questions. With instructors acting as facilitators of learning, children spend most of their time in experiential and hands-on activities, play, dialogue and discussion.
THE UPPER SCHOOL
UPPER PRESCHOOL ROOM
Studies are approached with an emphasis on proposed theories, plans, understandings and interpretations from a number of perspectives - including the child’s own and his/her peers. Through discussion and interaction children become active negotiators, problem-solvers, and co-constructors of knowledge.
SPANISH DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAM
This unique full-day full-time (M-F) program offers Spanish language instruction in concert with reinforcement of concepts in English to encourage bilingual adaptation. This is a preschool and pre-k program that facilitates individualized and small group and age-appropriate instruction in a mixed aged classroom environment (ages 3-4 & 4-5). In this specialized program, children develop strong pre-academic and social skills in addition to gaining a working knowledge in both languages.
The K-prep classroom provides a rich environment designed to introduce your child to school readiness skills underscored by uncompromising support for his/her emotional, physical, and social development. Our environment honors and encourages creativity and a sense of community, honoring and valuing each member's contribution.