At Drool of Rock, it is our mission to successfully prepare each child for the kindergarten world ahead. We believe that infusing our curriculum with daily music and arts classes will give them all the best tools for success and one rockin' experience along the way.
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Here are examples of what children work on during scheduled times
ARTArt helps children develop observation and interpretation skills as well as cognitive and creative thinking skills. Practicing art has been proven to have a direct influence on literacy and overall brain development especially in early childhood education.
Examples: Sensory Games, Creating, Drawing, Painting, Fashion Show
LANGUAGE/ LITERACYLanguage and literacy build the foundation of effective communication skills and positive social development. Developing these skills supports your child’s ability to communicate with peers and adults and to effectively express and understand feelings and social situations.
Examples: Circle Time, Library Center, Environmental Print, Reading Books, Talking and Laughing with Each Other
MUSIC & MOVEMENTMusic and movement, especially in early childhood, helps improve memory, perception, attention, physical awareness, decision-making, cognitive development, and concentration. We have partnered with The Lutherville Rock School to provide hands-on music lessons led by musical professionals.
Examples: Drums, Dance Parties, Ukulele, Concerts, Music Education, Fashion Show, Song Time, Circle Time
FINE MOTOR SKILLSFine motor skills builds confidence in preschoolers by giving them the ability to accomplish self-care and every day tasks independently. Practicing fine motor tasks help develop communication skills and build hand-eye coordination.Examples: Playdoh, Legos, Manipulatives, Pre-writing, Clapping, Putting on Shoes, Shaking Instruments, Stringing Beads
GROSS MOTOR SKILLSGross motor skills impact the ability to control whole-body movements and fine motor skills. Building coordination helps a child gain strength and confidence in their body.Examples: Dance Parties, Crawling, Walking, Hopping, Action Songs, Pretend Play, Chasing Bubbles
SOCIAL / EMOTIONALSocial/emotional skills assist children in building healthy relationships with family, peers, and adults and enable them to understand and manage their emotions.Examples: Singing/Signing with Peers at Center Time, Self-Soothing, Self-Help Tasks, Calm Down Clouds, Red and Green Choices Charts
COGNITIVECognitive development impacts a child’s ability to think, understand, communicate, remember, and imagine. Developing cognitive skills helps the brain’s core functions such as retaining information and paying attention.Examples: Building, Puzzles, Memory Practice, Circle Time: Roll Call, Calendar, Themed Lessons
I love this place!
There is not a more colorful, musical environment available for young children in this area. Having taught preschool for 30 years, and performed for young children for all of those years I’ve seen many, many child care centers, schools, camps and venues. None of them provide the daily musical experience, let alone professional musicians, at the level D.O.R does. There is, more importantly, an outstanding, caring staff with plenty of experience. The enclosed (walled) outdoor play area, which provides some cover on rainy days, is extremely safe. I love this place!
I am thrilled with the program!
I love the energy and enthusiasm at Drool of Rock. My child is a very active, passionate, and social being. These are all things that are fostered at Drool of Rock. My child has made new friends, sings new songs, dances new dances and is tired at the end of the day. Counting to twenty in Spanish and writing letters. I am thrilled with the program!
We LOVE Drool of Rock!
We LOVE Drool of Rock! Our son had an in-home nanny for his first 3 years and we were very worried about how he would adjust to preschool. The staff and children were so incredibly welcoming which helped him transition beautifully. It is a fun, engaging learning environment with caring and competent teachers. Our son loves the music and art focus and it is artfully decorated to support the theme – not dark at all – in fact extremely bright and colorful. As a former early childhood educator who has seen many, many daycare centers and preschools – I do believe this is a top notch preschool environment and would recommend it.
For those about to rock, we have locations throughout Baltimore County.