Tea Trailblazers creates a fun, learning environment that offers age-appropriate, play-based activities that meet the South Dakota Early Learning Guidelines. Literacy, math, science, sensory, fine and gross motor skills, music, dramatic play, and more are incorporated each day into every classroom. Each learning opportunity is a mixture of small and large group activities which allows time to teach important skills.
Where Kids Matter
While we pride ourselves in lesson plans and a structured classroom, we know that it is necessary for children to have opportunities for decision-making and social-emotional learning in a play environment. We have a 12,000 sqft enclosed playground equipped with something for all ages. In 2022, new playground equipment for ages 2-12 was installed on turf with a fall pad. More fun activities include commercial swings, toddler swings, tire swing, half basketball court, and a large grassy area for games and running. Other outdoor adventures include field trips and walks. Our field trips are thoughtful and learning is always a part of the experience.
Helping Your Child Explore, Grow, & Learn
We have an on-site Program Manager, who creates learning resources and curriculum. She cross-trains each play-based activity for the head teachers and assists them in incorporating the activities into their daily schedules. Lesson plans and communication from the classroom happen through our ProCare Parent Engagement App.
Our teachers provide a positive environment to ensure focus on a child’s early years, as those are one of the most fundamentally important years of their lives. We incorporate gross and fine motor skills, art, dramatic play, sensory and science and storytelling into everyday of your child’s time here!
Our disciplinary philosophy is to allow children to use comfort items and take body breaks as needed. We have a sensory tent for those older children who need to be in a space that has less stimulus. We focus on parent and community partnerships if the child is needing more support in the classroom. Positive reinforcement is a large part of how our teachers communicate with the children.