Preschool Daycare

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Academy for Little Children

Enables physical development in early childhood

Preschool (3 to 4 years)

Pre-Kindergarten (4 to 5 years)

Preschool

(3 to 4 years)

Most children who move on to this classroom are either potty trained and wearing underwear full time or are comfortable with using the toilet and may wear a pull up. In this classroom, there is a full set schedule for AM/PM snacks, lunch, AM/PM outside times, music and movement, morning meeting, activity time, and bathroom breaks.

Our focus on developmental goals for this classroom revolves around physical health and motor development where children begin to use the toilet independently, wash their hands with some reminders, take care of belongings and classroom materials, use scissors with a purpose, and become comfortable when holding a pencil.

As the children get ready to move on to Pre-Kindergarten they begin to gain persistence by investing time within an activity, transitioning independently with few reminders, recognizing most uppercase letters as well as letters in their name, and engaging in meaningful, purposeful play.

Pre-Kindergarten

(4 to 5 years)

In this classroom, the children are in the full swing of a set schedule, however, like in all rooms, there is flexibility within the schedule to ensure each child’s needs are still being met, as we use responsive care. This schedule consists of AM/PM snack, writing time, activity time, morning meeting, music and movement, learning activities & group time, and quiet time (children are allowed to rest on their cots for 45 minutes, if still awake they are allowed to look at books then do quiet activities on their cot – families are able to bring in a rest bag for their child to use during this time.) Children are allowed to use the bathroom as needed and during specific bathroom break times.

Our focus on developmental goals for this classroom revolves around social and emotional development where children begin to show respect for each other and themselves, make independent choices, and come up with alternative solutions when solving problems; physical health and motor development where children begin to use the bathroom independently, dress and undress themselves for outdoor play, water play, and if he/she spills or has an accident; literacy and language development where children become familiar with upper and lower case letters, writing their first and last name, taking turns during a conversation and becoming familiar with sight words.

As the children get ready to move on to Kindergarten, the teacher and families work together to make the transition smooth for all involved.

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