Little Learners Preschool, Inc. provides a safe, developmentally appropriate environment for preschool age children. Our focus is to provide a stimulating early care and educational experience which promotes each child's social/ emotional, physical and cognitive development. We aim to support children's desires to be life-long learners.
Our purpose at Little Learners Preschool, Inc. is to provide a caring environment that fosters creativity and learning. Early development is fundamental to the growth of each child to gain independence and develop social skills through academics and creativity. It is our goal to keep parents informed and involved in the child's activities through daily reports, weekly newsletters and conferences. Family involvement is the foundation for each child's unique success!
Our program follows The Creative Curriculum® which balances teacher-planned and child-initiated learning, emphasizing responsiveness to children's strengths, interests, needs and learning styles. It is a forward-thinking, comprehensive approach that enables teachers to establish a content-rich, developmentally-appropriate learning environment that supports active learning and promotes children's progress in all areas. We believe in providing all children a choice based engaging environment that fosters all areas of development and growth. Research has shown that play is one of the main ways in which children learn. It helps to build self-worth by giving a child a sense of his or her own abilities and to feel good about themselves. Because it’s fun, children often become very absorbed in what they are doing. In turn, this helps them develop the ability to concentrate. Little Learners classroom is divided into interest areas and is perfect for children to explore, be creative, exercise independence, experiment, and pursue their own interests. These centers include Blocks, Dramatic Play, Manipulatives, Art, Library, Discovery/Science, Sand and Water, Creative Writing, Music and Movement, Puzzles, Technology as well as our child friendly playground promoting important gross-motor skills. Children can explore their environment in a way that is meaningful to them. We are sensitive and cater to each child’s developmental needs, and we strive to create an atmosphere that encourages self-confidence and a positive self-image. These daily opportunities let children interact with adults as well as their peers to gain competence in verbal and non-verbal communication. Teachers conduct organized circle time activities with the children three times daily. During circle time children learn about the days of the week, months of the year, shapes, colors, numbers, letters, weather as well as theme related stories, projects and activities. Themes that are taught give the children opportunities to learn about good-health, personal safety, proper nutrition and special events.
At Little Learners Preschool, we feel strongly that during the first five years of a child’s life it is essential to build a solid foundation, laying “brick by brick” as the child masters developmentally appropriate skills that will prepare them for a smooth transition into kindergarten. We maintain both “play-based” and “teacher-lead” practices thus integrating structured learning with creative play. Teachers encourage students to achieve individual milestones through guidance and reassurance. Our primary goal is to recognize that every child is unique, has talent, and the ability to make meaningful contributions to the world.