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Infant, Toddler
& Pre-K Curriculum

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The O2B Kids Integrated Learning System

For over 21 years, our proprietary Integrated Learning System has put Child-Directed Play at the center of our educational philosophy with Teacher-Directed Lessons and Outdoor Enrichment experiences also included in our everyday learning cycle. But there’s more. We also incorporate daily On-Site Field Trips to a “third place” in our school and offer weekly Specialty Classes taught by subject experts.

This Layered Educational Approach Provides Unprecedented Variety and Learning Experiences for Your Child.

Child-Directed Play
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On-Site Field Trips
Outdoor Enrichment
Specialty Classes
Teacher-Directed Lessons

Child-Directed Learning Centers

This is the good stuff! Every classroom has a rich variety of open learnings centers including Art, Blocks, Dramatic Play, Science, Fine Motor, Sand & Water, Literacy and more! Child-directed learning centers allow kids to play, experiment, discover, pretend, develop friendships, make decisions and take charge as they LEARN, LEARN, LEARN how the world works.

Teacher-Directed Lesson Plans

Teacher-directed lessons focus on specific learning goals such as letter recognition or counting, and also help children learn how to listen, follow directions and build relationships with adult role models.

Outdoor Enrichment

Outdoor play allows kids to focus on their gross motor development, participate in team games, and appreciate the wonders of our natural environment.

On-Site Field Trips

At each of our locations, we strive to create a “third-place” for our kids to visit each day. While these visits vary by location, options may include a trip to the Play Village or Gym Room, or perhaps we’d head outside to our Tinkering Lab or Vegetable Garden.

Specialty Classes

Weekly Specialty Classes are a unique treat for kids throughout the week and add enriching variety to the traditional school day. Classes may include creative movement, gymnastics, dance, yoga, music, drama, art, science, technology, sports, languages and chess!

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Play is the Brain’s Favorite Way to Learn

Four Goals of Instruction

Help Kids Label Our World

Our first task is to help your child formulate language and label her world. Developing a rich vocabulary starts with naming objects (e.g. ball, shoe, dog) and learning to pronounce new words. Over time, we expand language complexity with multi-syllable words & synonyms (e.g. big, huge, giant, gigantic). We never quit learning!

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Help Kids Understand Our World

As vocabulary develops, we have the exhilarating challenge of explaining how our world works. We discuss science & nature, health & nutrition, professions & job duties, letters & numbers. We connect the dots.

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Help Kids Question Our World

Perhaps the most lasting and important lesson we can help instill in your child is the lifelong love for learning. We know it’s sometimes painful, but we want your kids to ask WHY? Why is the sky blue? Why do pigs oink? Why do some feelings hurt? Curiosity is beautiful! We won’t know all the answers, but we’ll always encourage the question. We’re teaching kids to think!

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Help Kids Succeed in Our World

Making friends, sharing, taking turns, following directions, respecting others, listening, toileting, washing hands & cleaning up. These fundamental life skills are so very important to lifetime success. We practice them everyday.

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We Wrote the Curriculum!

After testing literally thousands of lesson plans over the past 21 years, we created a developmentally appropriate curriculum that delivers the subjects and lessons that kids both love and need. It’s a serious curriculum with a silly name…we call it FUNNYDAFFER!

Funnydaffer is a School Readiness Curriculum Approved by the Florida Office of Early Learning & Department of Education

Funnydaffer is a complete, fully-customizable, on-line Preschool Curriculum. Because it’s on-line, you as a parent can follow our daily lesson plans, search for new lessons and even write your own.  You’ll see the supplies that we use and the educational standards that we are focusing on with your child. But don't forget the Resource Library - it's loaded with helpful templates and tools to use in the classroom or at home!

Daily Schedule

A schedule of activities guides each day. Activity periods combine teacher-directed and child-initiated offerings, and include small-group, large-group, outside, eating, resting and special event periods. 
Morning
  • Arrive at School

    Hug My Friends & Start My Day

  • Circle Time

    Discover a Magical Land & Help Unicorns Count to 10

  • Guided Writing

    Write My Name All By Myself

  • Shared Reading

    I Get to Pick What Happens Next in the Story

  • Snack

    I'm the Count to Three Graham Cracker Passer-Outer

  • Art

    My Glitter, Glue & Pom Pom Porcupine for Mom

  • Math

    Make Funny Pumpkin Faces with Crazy Shapes

Midday
  • Lunch

    I Love Veggies!

  • Rest Time

    Dreamin’ & Energizin’ for a Great Afternoon

Afternoon
  • Total Fitness

    Hide & Go Seek Championship of the World

  • Music & Movement

    Count to Five Freeze Dance Marathon

  • Science

    Exploding Volcanos & Real Lava

  • Read Aloud

    Reading With My Friends

  • Play Centers

    I’m the Greatest Dinosaur Doctor Ever

What Your Child Will Do

Play is the brain’s favorite way to learn! The best early childhood environments provide open centers, open choice and a rich variety of options for your child.
Art

Art

  • Crayons, Markers & Paint
  • Construction Paper & Scissors
  • Feathers & Foam Shapes
  • Craft Sticks & Glue
Art

Blocks

  • Wood, Foam & Plastic Blocks
  • Trucks & Tools
  • Village People
  • Legos
Art

Dramatic Play

  • Career Costumes
  • Dolls & Puppets
  • Kitchen Center
  • Grocery Items
Art

Fine Motor

  • Puzzles
  • Lacing Beads
  • Manipulatives
  • Nesting Blocks
Art

Literacy

  • Books & Magazines
  • Crayons & Paper
  • Magnetic Letters
  • Listening Center
Art

Math

  • Pattern Blocks
  • Counting Cubes
  • Shapes & Numbers
  • Teaching Clock
Art

Sand & Water

  • Sand Castles & Mud Pies
  • Dump Trucks & Shovels
  • Cups & Containers
  • Buried Treasure
Art

Science

  • Leaves, Sticks & Rocks
  • Bugs & Animals
  • Magnets & Magnifiers
  • Body Books
Art

Technology

  • Computers & Tables
  • Educational Apps & Games
  • Keyboard & Mouse Skills
  • Cameras & Printers

What Your Child Will Learn

Research-based criteria and evidence-based practices guided the creation of our proprietary Integrated Learning System. This developmentally appropriate curriculum provides daily lessons that focus on the following:

Cognitive Skills

  • Vocabulary & Language
  • Letter Recognition
  • Letter Sounds
  • Writing Letters
  • Elements of a Book
  • Number Recognition
  • Counting
  • 1-to-1 Correspondence
  • Measurement
  • Shapes & Patterns
  • Colors
  • Physical Science

Social & Emotional Skills

  • Listening
  • Following Directions
  • Sharing
  • Taking Turns
  • Executive Functioning
  • Friendship Skills
  • Empathy
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Problem Solving
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Self-Regulation
  • Self-Confidence

Physical Skills

  • Crawling & Standing
  • Walking & Running
  • Hopping & Jumping
  • Kicking & Skipping
  • Throwing & Catching
  • Strength & Endurance
  • Balance & Flexibility
  • Sensory Stimulation
  • Healthy Nutrition
  • Self-Help Skills
  • Self-Care Skills
  • Personal Safety
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We Love Literacy

Reading to a Child for 20 Minutes Each Day is One of the Most Educational Activities You Can do with a Child.

But our teachers do a lot more than that! We engage and question our young learners and teach our kids to participate in the reading of our stories as opposed to passively listening. We ask questions, we act out the story, and we predict what will happen next!

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Infant Education

Our Brighter Babies Curriculum Provides Six Daily Lessons for Your Child.

Feelin’ Good

Promoting the sense of touch through tactile stimulation.

Stimulation Station

Auditory & visual senses are nurtured through music & manipulatives.

Mirror Mirror

Serve & return interactions build language.

Power Babies

Gross motor skills build strength and get babies moving.

Grab, Shape, Manipulate

A focus on fine motor skills enhances hand-eye coordination.

It Takes a Village

Loving relationships are formed with adult caregivers.

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Toddler Education

The World Begins to Open Up at this Very Curious Age. 

Language Development

As language rapidly develops, our teachers introduce new songs, stories and picture books to stimulate word recognition and articulation.

Independence Skills

Children begin to learn important independence skills at this age, so the classroom is set up to provide children with many opportunities for self-initiated repetition that instills a feeling of success in each child.

Social Awareness

Although the concept of sharing begins to develop, the classroom provides duplicate materials and toys which helps avoid conflict among young toddlers.

Movement

Movement, movement and more movement is part of every day.  Whether the focus is on large muscle groups and outside play, or small muscle groups used to paint, build or put together puzzles, your child is actively engaged by our caring staff.

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Montessori Education

We Offer a Diverse Variety of Instructional Philosophies

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O2B Kids is the operating partner for Palencia Montessori, a dynamic Montessori school located in St. Augustine, FL. We offer a challenging and comprehensive educational experience that is both self-paced and individualized, guided by highly-experienced professional, certified Montessori teachers.