Itsy Bitsies (6 weeks old – 12 months old/ Creepers (12 months old – 20 months old)
Your baby’s first year of life is an amazing time, filled with discovery and enormous growth. It can be difficult to leave your infant in someone else’s care and be confident that your child will get the same care and stimulation you would give them. LPBWA will put your mind at ease. We realize that infants are delicate in every way, and require someone full of patience and love to meet their subtle needs. We’ll take care of your child’s daily needs, the same way you do. We’ll also stimulate your baby’s cognitive, emotional and physical development. We will work closely with each family to develop individualized feeding, playing and sleeping schedules that are suitable for you and your child’s needs. Your infant will be cared for in a responsive environment that reinforces the warmth, security and attention they are used to receiving at home. It’s the kind of infant day care environment where children learn best and flourish.
Weeble Woobles (12 months old – 24 months old)
Your toddler is asserting their independence in new ways every day. It’s exciting, rewarding and challenging to watch. This stage of a child’s development is one of curiosity and exploration. We will respond to the growing curiosity and exploration your toddler is experiencing with fun learning activities and creative playtime. We recognize that children at this age may be at very different stages of development. Some may have just started walking, while others are already exploring the many other facets of their emerging development. Our program is specially designed to accommodate your child, no matter where they are in their development. Concentrating on the developmental goals of this age, as well as reinforcing a feeling of safety and security, your child will enjoy a playful environment that promotes social interaction and cognitive development.
Busy Bees (2 years old – 3 years old)
Welcome to the “Terrific Twos”! Watching a two-year-old can be fun and exhausting. Children in this age group are filled with energy and curiosity about the world and have a new sense of increasing independence. Two’s are highly active and interested in objects and people. They are undergoing rapid development in many areas, and eager for attention to help them learn and understand basic things about how the world works. Your child will be given opportunities to share and cooperate with others in small groups. They will listen to stories, sing songs, play games and complete art projects to help develop language and vocabulary skills, as well as movement and sensory motor skills. LPBWA’s program will balance structured educational activities and creative playtime, where your child will be encouraged to develop socially and become more self-aware. Attentive care givers will guide the children throughout their day as they experience some independence, and lots of love, hugs and support.
Happy Hoppers (3 years old – 4 years old)
The 3-year-old is full of wonder and spends a lot of time watching, observing, and imitating. Their days are filled with busy exploration of their world. LPBWA is committed to providing your child with an environment and activities that encourage exploration, social development, learning and creativity. All activities are designed for both shared and independent learning opportunities. Our approach to your child’s development is made in partnership with the family, and gives them the individual attention they need to discover and grow their unique talents and personalities. LPBWA’s ultimate goal is to prepare your child to successfully enter kindergarten in two years, and to become a successful lifetime learner.
Bookworms (4 years old – 5 years old)
Kindergarten is just around the corner! Your child will participate in educational activities that offer experiences in language, math, science, social studies, music and art. Teachers will encourage the growth of each child’s self-esteem, cultural identity, independence and individual strengths. Children are developing control of their own behavior through the guidance and support of professional, caring teachers who use their expertise to provide for each child’s physical, emotional, and intellectual needs. We hate to see our little people go but when it is their time to leave we want to make sure we’ve done our best to prepare them for the next stage of their development. Our goal is to introduce your child to activities and experiences that will make the transition to kindergarten an easy one.
Assessments are completed on each student in our Busy Bees, Happy Hoppers and Bookworms classes twice a year. These assessments are done to aide us in deciding which areas each student is strong in as well as letting us know what areas we may need to focus more on. Parent/Teacher conferences are conducted following each assessment.