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What is Unique about Little Huskies?
- All teaching
staff possess a college degree in Early Childhood or a related field.
teaching staff are given time to plan daily which provides
the opportunity for them to individualize for the children in their
- Within each classroom the children are split up into family
family group is a smaller group of children within a classroom who
work with a specific Teacher. At different times throughout the
day, the children have the opportunity to work in their family
group with their family group teacher. This not only makes children
feel safe, it allows the teacher to really understand each child’s
needs in order to provide the opportunities necessary for individual
- The design of the center is unique in that it has a living room
space with a child friendly kitchen at the other end of the room. This
living room space gives children the opportunity to work in small groups. They
are able to choose an active or quiet activity dependent on their needs
at the time. This helps to control noise and chaos in the classrooms
and gives children more choices.
- The kitchen is a place where children
can prepare and eat snacks.
- The cook prepares lunch in the kitchen where children
are present and can observe this process.
- The children
have the opportunity to go outside several times during the day, year
round. The playground is set up to encourage
investigation, exploration, and it provides a variety of motor experiences.
children have University facilities available for field trips.
These include: the SDC, Tech Trails, the Mineral Museum, etc.
Huskies is the first center In Houghton County accredited by the
National Association for the Education of Young Children.