Stone Soup Helps
Stone Soup Helps Children Build Confidence
Stone Soup is committed to providing quality care and a full educational experience which includes a strong homework component, recreational activities, nutrition and fitness, science, math, community service, and program enrichment with art, drama, dance, special guest artists and field trips. Daily homework supervision is a constant, providing consistency and the development of good study habits.
The foundation of the Stone Soup program is getting homework done. Completing assignments after class prepares children to make progress in class the next day. It reinforces what is learned. Doing homework after school helps build a child’s self-confidence and mastery of new information and new skills.
Stone Soup programs participate in a number of literacy development programs such as the “Reading to 100 Books” project and are coordinated with schools’ Common Core. Each Stone Soup program has its own reading center where children are encouraged to relax in a comfortable area.
In addition, Stone Soup children enter statewide contests focusing on science, art, poetry and essay-writing.
STONE SOUP LEARNING CENTERS
An invaluable part of this learning process are the Stone Soup Learning Centers where children can choose what they want to do and explore new concepts. This balanced, integrated curriculum is designed to promote their cognitive, physical, social, and creative development.
- Creative Corner for group or individual creative projects.
- Wizard World for discovering math and science.
- Reading and Quiet Area for building reading and comprehension skills or having a place just to “be”.
- Puppet Palace for dramatic play with a playhouse, puppets and a puppet theater.
- Stone Soupermarket to develop practical math skills.
- Fun Zone to develop small motor skills.
- Study Studio to complete homework with learning tools.
- Food & Fitness Club for learning about healthy nutrition and fitness.