Toddler and Preschoolers
School Agers

Lois’ Learning Tree uses Creative Curriculum® a research based early childhood curriculum that focuses on project-based investigations that allows children to explore,discover, apply skills and learn about the world while building confidence and developing critical thinking skills.

It addresses four areas of development:

  • Social: to help children feel comfortable in school, trust their new environment, make friends, and feel that they are part of a familiar group.

  • Emotional: to help children experience pride and confidence, develop independence and self-control, and have a positive attitude toward life.

  • Physical: to help children become confident learners by letting them try out their ideas and experience success, and by helping them acquire learning skills such as the ability to solve problems, ask questions, and use words to describe their ideas, observations, and feelings.

  • Cognitive: to help learn how to process information effectively while building conceptual and perceptual skills.

  • Language: is one of the best predictors of educational and life-skills competency is the level to which a child progresses in reading and writing (Neuman, Copple,& Bredekamp, 2000).​

 

The curriculum is designed to foster development of the whole child through teacher-led small and large group activities centered around 11 interest areas (blocks, dramatic play, toys and games, art, library, discovery, sand and water, music and movement,cooking, computers, and outdoors). Young children are free to develop their interest in different studies based on what they already know and what to know in the future.

Lois’ Learning Tree Daycare Center is committed to providing curriculum that is developmentally appropriate to the age of the child. In our school age program, we use Links to Learning because it allows the students to explore and discover thematic activities based on their own interests and it effectively connects children’s multiple

worlds (home, school, afterschool, peers and community), building on the latest

research on topics such as resiliency, homework support, and youth engagement. This curriculum integrates all the content areas such as language arts, math, social studies, art, and technology. The goals of the curriculum are to increase learning supports and

opportunities through: 

 

  • Increasing school ager’s motivation

  • Increasing communication and coordination with schools

  • Family involvement

  • Community partnerships

  • Homework centers

  • Tools for learning

 

Lois’ Learning Tree believes that it takes a village to raise and develop a child into a healthy, whole, and productive member of society.

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