Our teachers supplement the curriculum with several enrichment programs. Monthly programs include Mother Goose on the Loose, Music, and Spanish. Additionally, outside specialists are invited to provide hands-on experiences related to Cape Cod and surrounding communities, diverse cultures, and personal health and safety. For example, in the fall, staff from Plimoth Plantation demonstrate what life was like as a pilgrim or native American. In the spring, Thornton Burgess staff visually showcase wildlife habitats found on Cape Cod and bring live critters we can discover in our very own backyard. During National Fire Prevention Month in October, we make a special trip to the local fire station. And in February, during National Children’s Dental Health Month, a dental hygienist visits.
The teachers routinely incorporate music and movement exercises, story time, seasonal themes and an in-house lending library to give the program a varied range of interests for the children. A fully fenced-in playground is used daily throughout the year to further large muscle development and gross motor skills.