Frequently Asked Questions
Below are our most frequently asked questions:
Q: How old does a child need to be in order to enroll at Giggly Wiggly?
A: Students need to be 2 1/2 to 5 years of age and potty trained.
Q: Do you have a high staff turnover?
A: No, the owners are the teachers and have been teaching at Giggly Wiggly for 30 years.
Q: Do you work on student's social skills?
A: Yes, Social skills are a very integral part of our curriculum, the foundation of a child's education. Our 3 year olds work on their sharing, cooperating and taking turns. Our 4 year olds are encouraged to be respectful, kind and to use their manners with their friends.
Q: What is free-play?
A: Free play is a time for our learners to discover and explore. They have the option to choose an activity of their choice, or to investigate the learning materials at the manipulative tables.
Q: How will you prepare my child for kindergarten?
A: At Giggly Wiggly we work on important skills to make the transition to kindergarten easy. This includes listening skills, following directions, working independently and problem solving. Our Pre-K students work on writing and identification of upper and lower case letters, number identification, sequencing, patterning, mathematics, scientific exploration, weight and measurement. We encourage the students to learn all the necessary skills to succeed in kindergarten and to enable them to thrive both academically and socially. We also emphasize appropriate classroom behavior, participation, independence, and developing self confidence in our learners.
Q: What large motor activities do you offer your students?
A: Our students have a safe, fenced in outside play area to run, climb, and play with balls. The outdoor play area also includes a large sandbox for children to play in.
Q: Is it true you teach sign language?
A: Yes, it is amazing how quickly these young minds can learn. In our 3-day classes, we introduce each letter and a few words in sign language. I am always so impressed how rapidly the kids pick things up and how inquisitive their little minds are.