Our Programs and Classrooms
At LFA, we believe each child is a unique individual. Our programs are based on each child’s social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development needs. We believe children are happy and secure when they have plenty of opportunities to succeed each day. Successes breed self-confidence, and with self-confidence children approach learning as fun and actively search for information and solutions to problems. As a result, they develop into capable adults. Much of what we do with children is designed to facilitate the development of self-confidence.
Caregivers are directly involved in formulating and implementing the developmental philosophy, goals, and objectives. The actual activities in the classroom are based on the specific needs and interests of the children. All children are assigned a Primary Caregiver to ensure each child receives individualized attention, and to develop and maintain an Individual Development Plan.
Our curriculum is developed based on the needs, interests, and development of each and every child in our classrooms. We focus on the process of learning and experiences. Activities are designed to emphasize the experiences children are having rather than the results of those activities. For example, the experience of painting is more important than what the child painted, and the process of building with blocks is more important than what they build. The outdoors is considered an extension of the classroom. The activities we plan for children, the way we organize the classroom environment, the selection of toys and materials, plan the daily schedule, and talk with children, are all designed to accomplish the goals of our curriculum and give your child a successful start in school and life. A schedule of activities and lesson plans are posted in your child’s room. The lesson plans reflect a balance of activities in all areas of learning, insure multicultural representation, incorporate each child’s developmental plan, and reflect the needs of children and families.