Curriculum & Programs
A Curriculum that Helps Children Excel
At Tutor Time, we believe all children are intelligent. Our Whole Child Education approach focuses on nurturing that innate intelligence through hands-on active learning and opportunities for self-expression and peer relationships.
Our exclusive Tutor Time® LifeSmart™ curriculum is based on the belief that children are intelligent in many different ways. We call these ways "Smarts." Aligned with standards set forth by national accrediting associations, our curriculum helps children expand on their own unique gifts in our eight "Smarts," which are:
- WordSmart: Reading, writing and telling stories
- MathSmart: Logical thinking, patterns and numbers
- BodySmart: Expression through one's body, movement and physical activity
- DesignSmart®: Visualization, building, drawing and design
- MusicSmart: Rhythm, signing and creating music
- NatureSmart®: In tune with physical world and living things
- PeopleSmart: Working in groups, sensitivity to others, leadership
- MeSmart: In touch with personal feelings and thoughts
Our classrooms are arranged with more intention than a typical child-care environment. They include 11 learning centers full of ways for children to explore and investigate all eight of the ways they are smart, and to build problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Tutor Time teachers supplement these experiences with large and small group activities that give children the tools they need to grow and develop into the leaders of tomorrow.
Tutor Time is one of the few early education providers that conduct formal assessments of its child-care curriculum. Using Galileo -- an online tool developed by Assessment Technology Inc. -- we evaluate the progress of thousands of children enrolled in our programs. Results showed that children attending Tutor Time made substantial gains in their learning and development, and have the educational skills needed for a successful transition into kindergarten. In fact, it showed that in just six months, children in our programs made gains usually expected after a full year.
Before and After School Care & Wrap Around Kindergarten
Tutor Time in Shelton is a smart place for your child before and after their elementary school day. School-agers and half-day Kindergarteners are inventive, so we encourage children to express their creativity though dramatic play and arts and crafts. They're adventurous, so we plan field trips, pay games and cooperate in community projects. They're building social skills, so our teachers promote activities that build relationships and foster teamwork. They're unique, so every student's individual needs are considered and addressed, from help on homework to a quiet place to read. Your child's individual educational and personal development are important to you and to us. Our loving, safe and supervised after-school environment gives your child a place to feel comfortable, confident and smart. Your child will have fun and and you'll have peace of mind.
Tutor Time provides transportation to and from Shelton's Elementary schools. Parents can drop off their child before school from 6:30 AM. We will provide transportation to your childs school or half-day Kindergarten either in the morning or afternoon. Our safe 12 passenger Thomas School Buses will drop them off and pick them up to arrive back at Tutor Time for an afternoon of activities. We are also an official public school bus stop for Long Hill and Perry Hill Elementary Schools.
Call for details! 203-926-1126