Based on Developmentally Appropriate Practices, our educational program starts in the infant room, is included with normal tuition for all children, and progresses with each child into our PreK 4 classroom. Our primary aim is to ensure that all children are ready for Kindergarten as defined by the standards set forth by the LA Dept. of Education.
Our Educational Program & Curriculum promotes healthy development of the whole child, including the five developmental domains.
- Social - Refers mostly to the ability to form attachments, play with others, co-operation and sharing, and being able to create lasting relationships with others.
- Physical - Development of Fine (small) and Gross (large) Motor Skills.
Intellectual - The process of making sense of the world around them.
- Creative - The development of special abilities creating talents. Music, Art, Writing, Reading, and Singing are all ways for creative development to take place.
- Emotional - Development of self-awareness, self-confidence, and coping with feelings as well as understanding them.
We begin with a consistent schedule and routine throughout each day, relative to the child’s age and developmental level. This routine will allow for a structured environment and predictability on behalf of our learners allowing each of them to feel safe, secure, and loved. Establishing the feeling of love and security better enables the whole child to learn and develop.
During the course of each day, our learners will experience an abundance of educational activities and lessons strategically prepared by staff which stimulate and encourage active learning during what is perceived to be play. Lessons and activities are planned in accordance with each child’s culture, strengths, interests, and abilities.