We are proud of our highly qualified teachers and low ratios.
Our student-centered curriculum puts the focus on your child ensuring that individual differences are recognized and valued.
Our teachers encourage children to be enthusiastic, self-confident, and independent learners. Our teaching style is supported by our curriculum which respects all learning styles while promoting growth in all developmental areas.
A Comprehensive Curriculum
- Social. Children learn from our teachers and one another by observation, imitation, and interaction.
- Emotional. We provide a safe environment where children can develop pride, self-control, and a positive attitude toward life.
- Cognitive. We promote curiosity and help children develop the abilities to ask questions and solve problems, and to express their ideas. observations, and feelings.
- Physical. Our activities help children build their small and large motor skills and feel confident and comfortable with their own bodies.
We use integrated theme-based activities and conversations to reach our goals. Children have frequent opportunities to engage in one-on-one activities with their teacher and to take part in small-group and large-group activities as well as independent play.
Supervised play supports learning in a variety of ways:
- Math. Children explore a wide variety of materials in to develop math concepts such as patterning, sorting, and classifying.
- Science. Children observe, explore, classify, ask questions, and problem solve. They enjoy activities with aquariums, magnets, balance scales, insects, and more.
- Language Arts. Classroom activities create a foundation for reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Each child is encouraged to communicate ideas verbally and with pre-writing and writing skills.
- Art. Individual expression and free choice is encouraged through art projects utilizing finger paint, easel paint, clay, wax, wood, fabric, and more. These experiences allow children to symbolically represent a concept, providing a foundation for reading and writing readiness.
- Music and Movement. Exposure to a range of music encourages children to develop individual preferences and become aware of music as a form of expression. Children sing a variety of types of songs, play musical instruments, and experience creative movement, supporting the development of sound, rhythm and imagination.
- Multiculturalism. Classroom experiences provide opportunities to learn about other cultures. Children prepare food from around the world, play games, sign ethnic or folk songs, read literature from other cultures, and experience a variety of family traditions and holidays.
Children learn from our conversations with them. The way in which we speak to children is tremendously important—it’s a key factor in encouraging them to become successful learners. Here are just a few examples of how our words and conversations validate and build upon a child’s learning:
- We describe what children have done or learned, such as, “I see that you have created a picture at the easel.”
- We invite children to use their words to describe their observations, such as “Tell me how you created this color on your picture.”
- We help them examine what they have made and look for new possibilities. “you’ve made many walls in this block building; what else does a building need?”
- We teach children how to make believe, an important skill for abstract thinking, by asking questions like “Are you serving muffins at the bakery today?”
- We help children look for solutions to problems. “I see that this container is full. What else could you use to carry this toy?”
- We encourage children to explore their own feelings, particularly in situations where emerging social interactions occur. Teachers of younger children use words to identify feelings. Teachers of older children encourage them to stop, identify, generate, evaluate, and plan how to solve social problems.
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We look forward to welcoming you to the Landry Early Childhood Center family!