Preschool Program

Introduction

Our preschool program combines children 3 through 5 years of age range in a single classroom to allow special social learning. Mixed-age classroom is a smaller version of the real world. The older children can lead by taking charge and caring for the younger ones. The younger children in the class are motivated and inspired by the big kids. Children in this setting will learn so many important lessons that will carry into the rest of their lives. The diversity of physical, emotional, and cognitive levels will give everybody a chance to shine. There is no language requirement for enrollment. Second language capabilities range from native speakers to those who only speak English at home. Our classroom, with a variety of curriculum centers, allows children the freedom to choose and explore their areas of interest. The size of the classroom will allow for a set up with different curriculum centers: math, science, art, music... These centers are updated by our experienced teachers with different content materials within our curriculum throughout the school year. At the end of the day, it’s all about keeping your little one interested, engaged and happy.

Details

Social and Emotional Development
Social and emotional awareness describes the ability to identify your own and others’ emotions, as well as to empathize with someone, even when you feel differently. Children’s social and emotional health affects their overall development and learning. At L’Academy are committed to support your child’s social emotional development and help them build a solid foundation for the future by learning how to successfully manage their emotions and behaviors, establish caring relationships with others, follow limits and expectations, and interact in groups.

Cognitive Development

Cognitive milestones represent important steps forward in a child's development. Children are eager to learn right from the very beginning and that’s why at L’Academy we try to encourage your child's intellectual abilities by helping them make sense of the world around them. We will do our best to help your child develop strong learning and thinking skills by listening to them, giving them opportunities to ask questions, and letting them know that we value their ideas. Our teachers are committed to promoting the cognitive processes that are essential in children’s learning by creating an emotionally positive, structured, and cognitively stimulating classroom environment.

Physical Development and Wellness

Physical activity is vital for a child’s development and lays the foundation for a healthy and active life. At L’Academy we offer a wide choice of play-based, physically active learning experiences that link your child’s interests and abilities. Our teachers, as active role models, will encourage your child to participate in physical activity and help him/her develop gross motor and fine motor skills, fundamental movement skills, improve balance, coordination, and strength.

Creative Expression

By exposing children to creative experiences, we give them the gift of a rich and memorable childhood while laying the foundation for a lifetime of creative expression experiences. Activities promoting creative expression are a great way to expand your child’s curiosity and cultivate their imagination. At L'Academy we give our best to incorporate activities that are interactive and entertaining so that children can learn and express themselves through dancing, crafting, drawing, and so much more.

Languages and Literacy

Language and literacy development are major domains of early childhood development. They involve development of the skills used to communicate with others, as well as the ability to read and write. Many studies show that preschoolers who are read to every day have a larger vocabulary than those who aren’t read to as often. By reading every day teachers at L'Academy will enhance your child’s vocabulary and  help them to understand different topics about the world and everyday life. Each center may provide different language immersion programs based on local demand. Some of the languages offered include Mandarin, French, Russian, and Spanish. Please contact the location of interest to learn more about which specific language immersion program is offered.

Our preschool program is designed to address the unique requirements of each child. We will make sure to give your child a strong foundation and to get them ready for kindergarten.