Landry Early Childhood Center

Columba Infant Program

Program Overview 
The LECC’s Infant Program tends to the care and development of children six weeks to 12 months old. The Center offers a five-day schedule with care available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Infant Room provides children with a safe, nurturing, child-centered space and a low teacher-to-infant ratio.

Our infants enjoy high levels of interaction with their caregivers and materials to stimulate their individual development. Teachers establish personal relationships with each infant to support healthy attachments through primary caregiving which ensures each child’s emotional and physical needs are being met daily. The staff teaches infants basic sign language gestures enabling them to communicate their needs before they can verbalize them. 

LECC_InfantRoomCurriculum & Accreditation

The Landry Early Childhood Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Our curriculum respects individual learning styles and promotes growth in all areas of development: cognitive, emotional, language, physical, and social.

Meeting these standards provides a curriculum of carefully balanced, developmentally appropriate practices for strong skills building. Skills development focuses on imitating adult movements and language sounds; exploring toys and their environment using their senses; rolling over, sitting up, and crawling; understanding and responding to their name and very simple requests; gesturing with their heads and hand; and early verbalization through babbling, talking, and singing.


In addition to specially designed, age-appropriate classrooms, the Center offers: 

The Rotunda, a large multipurpose room, provides space for community-based activity and learning.

music enrichment program introduces students to musical instruments, music genres from multiple cultures, and movement and dance.

Observation rooms are available with one-way mirrors for unobtrusive observation by parents, students, therapists, and staff members as part of Rivier University's learning environment.

A full-time, on-site registered nurse provides health assessment and care for children. Our nurse consults with families and also develops health and safety programs for the children.

Family Communication
Infant program teachers and staff keep in contact with families through Daily Connect, family bulletin boards, and a monthly newsletter. Daily Connect is an application that enables two-way communication between parents and LECC staff throughout the day via computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Each classroom features a family bulletin board with information on classroom and Center events, and a monthly newsletter describing each month’s learning goals, activities, and a list of books and songs that will be introduced to the children. Additionally, the Center Director regularly sends information and updates to parents via email.

Teaching Team and Student Interns

Associate Teacher
Patti-Ann Goodwin
Ms. Goodwin joined the LECC in January 2017 with over 20 years of childcare teaching experience. Currently, she is earning her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education.

Associate Teacher
Heather Hillard
Ms. Hillard is a full-time Education student at Rivier University. She has worked part time at the LECC since November 2015.  Heather has worked in all of our classrooms, but she spends most of her time with the infants in the Columba classroom.

Rivier University Education Students
Under the supervision of Lead and Associate teachers, students from the Rivier University Education Department observe and work with LECC children as part of their coursework. During the semester, students may have opportunities to develop and implement activities and participate in scheduled Center activities.

Register Today: 
For enrollment and registration information, please contact us. To speak with Center Director Nancy Pynchon, call (603) 897-8240 or email