Lincoln Early Learning Center

Where kids are in focus

Lincoln Center Location

Minutes from Route 146 for seamless commuting

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Designed With Children In Mind

Child Developmental Goals Include:

  • Social and emotional development – building positive, nurturing relationships.
  • Fine and gross motor development – working towards the ability to roll, crawl, sit up, grasp objects, and pull themselves up.
  • As the children get ready to move on to Early Toddlers, they begin to show interest or mastery in walking and feeding themselves.

We feel that the lower classroom ratio allows for extra one-on-one time with each child to focus on their own personal development. We also believe that a strong relationship between teacher and family is the foundation for child success.

Child Developmental Goals Include:

  • Social and emotional development – beginning to engage with other children.
  • Language development – communicating verbally or non-verbally and learning some simple signs, such as letting the teacher know if they need “more” or if they are “all done”.
  • As the children get ready to move on to Middle Toddlers, they become more confident in walking and balancing and begin to use utensils when eating.

At this age, the children are learning to use their senses to figure out how the world works. Because of this, we encourage the children’s use of their senses through our communication and interactions with them.

Child Developmental Goals Include:

  • Social and emotional development – beginning to initiate play with peers, express preferences, and respond to redirection.
  • Language and literacy development – beginning to use sounds for many purposes, repeat words with prompting, and utter 2-3 words sentences.
  • As the children get ready to move on to Older Toddlers, they begin to show knowledge of routines, participate in cleaning up with assistance, and begin showing interest in self-care.

In this age group imaginations are starting to expand, so we’re always encouraging imaginative play! As the children become more familiar with language skills, we promote inclusion and awareness by frequently including their names into everything we do, like when we sing songs!

Child Developmental Goals Include:

  • Physical health and motor development – beginning to show interest in using the toilet, washing hands, and self-care routines.
  • Social-emotional development – beginning to develop friendships and preferences.
  • As the children get ready to move on to our Preschool classrooms, they start to use writing and drawing tools purposefully, recognize their name, and manage classroom rules and routine with occasional reminders.

At this age group, the children really respond to a loving, nurturing atmosphere. We feel it is important for teachers to promote a positive and loving relationship not only with the children, but with the parents and other teachers too.

Child Developmental Goals Include:

  • Physical health and motor development – beginning to use the toilet independently, take care of belongings and classroom materials, and become comfortable when holding a pencil.
  • Literacy development – beginning to recognize some uppercase letters as well as letters in their name.
  • As the children get ready to move on to Pre-Kindergarten, they begin to gain persistence by investing time within an activity and transitioning independently with few reminders.

In this room we focus a lot on learning through play as well as incorporating various literacy, mathematics, and science activities into the daily curriculum. We also implement a letter and number of the week, as well as discuss the weather, days of the week, and months of the year.

Child Developmental Goals Include:

  • Social and emotional development – beginning to show respect for each other and themselves, make independent choices, and come up with alternative solutions when solving problems.
  • Literacy and language development – becoming familiar with upper- and lowercase letters, writing their first and last name, taking turns during a conversation, and becoming familiar with sight words.

In Pre-K, we focus heavily on kindergarten readiness skills. The children gain new experiences and are encouraged to try new activities and to always try their best. As every child learns differently, we incorporate various learning styles into the classroom activities.

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Our Students And Parents Say...

“Great place! Awesome staff and teachers. My son loves it - even wants to go on the weekends.”

Catharine Weidemann, Lincoln

“I drive 45 minutes to work everyday because Academy for Little Children is such a wonderful place to work at. The owner, the director, and the staff at Academy for Little Children, are such loving, caring, and dedicated people. I have met such wonderful children and their families here as well. I’m honored to be part of their team.”

Cynthia Archambault, Lincoln

“Adam loves it, he used to cry everyday at his old school. Now he loves to go to school! You guys are a blessing!”

Mendy Fordham-Jrid, Lincoln