Learning begins at birth, and we at LRS will be right by your little ones’ side along the way. Babies love to explore, and by exploring, they learn. Our teachers prepare weekly lesson plans centered around what your baby needs to develop and grow. They are introduced to sign language, sensory activities, art, music, fine motor and even Zoo Phonics, our early literacy program. You can expect your babies day to be full of discovery and exploring, while being nurtured by our loving teachers. Diaper changes occur as needed, and no less than every 2 hours. Each baby has their own crib, and is introduced to tummy time experiences throughout the day. We use Kozii Kinde bottle warmers which create a flowing water bath to gently warm your baby’s milk.
We practice Infant Safe Sleep while ensuring all infants are placed on their backs for nap with no objects in their crib. You can also expect your little one will get some time outside twice a day, both morning and afternoon (weather permitting).
Parent-teacher partnership is important and we strive to provide the best communication while your child is in our care for your peace of mind.
In our toddler classroom is where you’ll see just the beginning of independence and discovery. While our toddlers are discovering all they can do on their own, we are there to foster that growth. Our teachers structure their day around these busy toddlers, ensuring that we keep their minds intrigued while letting them lead the way. Our toddlers participate in daily circle time, story time, Zoo Phonics, music, sign language, art, sensory and both fine motor and large motor to work on physical growth. This is also the time when both social and emotional growth is nourished. Your toddler will have their own cot to sleep on for nap time and we encourage bringing a special blanket or stuffed animal from home for their comfort.
The Early Preschool room is where you will see more routine introduced throughout the day to support the development and learning while building on their independence. Our early preschoolers are introduced to slightly longer circle times, a continuance of Zoo Phonics, math, art, science, music, Spanish and even participate in yoga weekly. Mastery of colors, shapes, and counting continues. Handwriting is also introduced in the Early Preschool room which is supported by practicing our fine motor skills such as using our “pincer” grips. Preschoolers also enjoy going outside twice a day whether it’s to our outdoor playground or for a walk to our own little park just around the corner. Our Early Preschool teacher plans her lessons by using the Creative Curriculum as her guide to allow for a child-led learning environment. Social and emotional growth is still a major focus and we continue to teach communication skills that are necessary development milestones.
This is the final stepping stone before entering kindergarten. As a preschooler, we focus on mastering independence and conflict resolution. Children begin to form friendships and we encourage being kind to one another and promote a sense of community in the classroom. Children will have small jobs that they partake in such as passing out napkins or cups at snack time. Our preschoolers also work with one another to set up their own cots for rest time. The classroom is intentionally staged to spark the curiosity in these little ones minds. You may see children working in small groups together as they problem solve or learning about the United States and other countries around us. Handwriting without Tears is introduced in this classroom as well as a continuance of Spanish. Creative Curriculum is still our focus point in Preschool as the children navigate their way through the classroom. Sight words are also introduced, along with patterning and sequencing. We also partake in several educational field trips in preschool and even have our own Intergenerational Program with our residents at Vista Springs.
We offer child-led learning that will guide your child on the right educational path. At Little Red Schoolhouse we teach children life skills, active problem solving, and conflict resolution. As a whole we follow a High Scope curriculum. We create lesson plans and themes, but let the kids explore an idea after a lesson to shape their education.
We let your child learn, grow, and blaze their own path.
For our phonics program we use Zoo Phonics. The children learn phonic sounds, letter shapes, and a hand motion for each letter. This creates an accessible and clear way to learn and discover. This program is educational, yet fun and engaging!
Our enrichment activities: a multi-dimensional approach.
We allow children to develop and grow in multiple aspects. We offer a music class weekly with an outside instructor included. In the near future we will be using KinderMusic, consistently growing in how we can better our programs. Not only do we musically develop our children at Little Red Schoolhouse, we also offer weekly yoga classes! Just like our music classes, we bring in outside instructors for yoga. Some of our other enrichment activities include soccer and gymnastics.
Sign language and Spanish.
Sign language is worked on in the infant room. We are also adding Spanish to early preschool and preschool by using words and colors for an easier way for children to grasp these languages. It’s so important to start language building at an early age, and it helps build intelligence all around for children.
Intergenerational program with a nearby nursing home.
We make a monthly visit to Vista Springs, a local nursing home, to spend time with the residents. This helps fine motor skills and dexterity for both generations. On top of the cute interactions, there is also so much fun to be had! Christmas carols and performances from the children, trick or treating, and so much more.