At Truks-N-Trykes Prep we know parents begin to wonder how their kids are advancing when they start to look at enrolling them in Kindergarten. At TNTP take the challenge of creating confident learners head on. We utilize the Learning Beyond Paper curriculum to ensure that our students are not only achieving the academic foundation to be successful, but also the social and emotional skills to thrive in their next chapter.
Learning Beyond Paper
Learning Beyond was created by early learning educators, owners, directors and teachers with over 300 years of combined experience to provide the curriculum solutions to teach in the modern age. Learning Beyond’s lesson plans and daily activities are carefully crafted to meet the development needs of each and every child. Learning activities are presented in a meaningful way, and every activity is linked to early childhood standards for each age group.
Healthy Start to Life
At Truks-N-Trykes we are very passionate about ensuring our kids have the best start to life. With that being said, we believe that teaching them healthy eating habits is the foundation to a healthy start. Our center focuses on healthy snacks rather than what is always easy. Snack examples include fresh berries, pineapple, steamed carrots, whole wheat toast with jam and other snack items with a healthier twist.
One of the hardest things to do as a parent is to drop your child off at daycare and wonder all day how their day is going. Truks-N-Trykes utilizes Brightwheel to keep you up to date with your children. Brightwheel will tell you how often your child’s diaper is changed, what they had for lunch, how much of their bottle they drank, what activities they did, and allows you to message their teachers directly.
At Truks-N-Trykes we put a heavy emphasis on outdoor time for all of our ages, yes even infants. Taking the kids outside has benefits including: increase in immunity, better sleep habits, and an increase in ability to process sensory. As the children grow our 3,000 square foot outdoor areas allows them more space to run, play, and to stay active which is another necessary component to a healthy foundation of life.
Large Motor Play Area
The reality of our lives is we live in South Dakota and our weather isn’t always great. On the days that we aren’t able to head out into the fresh air, our kiddos will be able to head to our Town Park to play. The park is an interior play area covered in artificial turf with plenty of large motor toys for the kids to play on. Each classroom will have a designated time to play in the park to help encourage those active habits early on.
We are always looking for a few more superheroes to add to our team! If you love children and have a passion for helping them grow into amazing human beings, this might be the dream job you have been searching for!
Applicants are required to embody our core values:
- Communication- The ability to create relationships through dialog and actions.
- Compassion- Implementing love and understanding in all that we do.
- Fun- Contagiously spreading enjoyment in all our activities with unparalleled passion.
- Growth- Consistently working to improve.
- Integrity- We conduct ourselves with the highest level of honesty, professionalism, fairness, dependability, and ethical standards.