PRODIGY FACILITIES SUPPORT CHILD DEVELOPMENT
- Delicious and Nutritious Food is served in a colorful, eat-in cafeteria as well as in classrooms. Strict sanitation measures and industry-accepted, food-handling practices are monitored on a continuing basis.
- Prodigy Food Service eliminates the need for parents to prepare lunches. Affordable daily, weekly and monthly payment programs are available. Planned menus are provided on a monthly basis and food is prepared and served from two NSA-certified commercial kitchens.
- Three Large Outdoor Playgrounds put the emphasis on fresh air and exercise, essential to children’s health and growth.
- Prodigy Playland is a unique 50-foot play structure offering kids varying opportunities for fun, physical activity and adventure.
- Prodigy’s Garden Area provides our students the opportunity to produce their own crops, from preparing the soil, to planting the seeds, to cultivating the young plants and finally harvesting the crops they produced. The resulting foodstuffs are then incorporated into cooking experiences for our students.
- Weather Permitting, Prodigy children enjoy the outdoors several times a day where outdoor classrooms combine learning with fresh air. Prodigy’s biocentric approach encourages students to take any of the small animals we maintain on site into the garden during the day. Our menagerie is also available to spend time visiting children at home with their families.
- Prodigy’s Computer Access is available to all children over 2 years of age. Research confirms exposure to more than twenty minutes of screen time per week has a detrimental effect on young children’s development. Screen time, therefore, is limited to 20 minutes per week in the Preschool classrooms. Children in our Academy program, K-5th grade, have classroom computers available to them during the day to increase their familiarity with computing. The goal is for Prodigy kids to develop proficiency with basic computer skills, not only assisting them with their research projects but preparing them for the extensive use of computers they’ll experience as their education continues into later years.