LITTLE LAMBS ACADEMY PROGRAM OFFERING 2019 2020 LITTLE

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LITTLE LAMBS ACADEMY PROGRAM OFFERING 2019 -2020

LITTLE LAMBS ACADEMY PROGRAM OFFERING 2019 -2020

LITTLE LAMBS ACADEMY PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION WHOLE CHILD DEVELOPMENT Social/Emotional Intelligence Includes: Participation, following

LITTLE LAMBS ACADEMY PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION WHOLE CHILD DEVELOPMENT Social/Emotional Intelligence Includes: Participation, following the direction of a teacher, becoming familiar with routine, exposure to other children, joy of music and movement, developing relationships with teachers and peers, selfregulation, cooperation, taking turns, sharing Academic Includes: sensory exploration, language and literacy, joy of learning, making choices, engagement in learning process, natural environment exploration, experimentation, numbers and manipulation of numbers Physical/Play Includes: small motor and large motor skills, balance, developing interactive and imaginative play Spiritual Includes: Chapel / Jesus Time, prayer, character development, kindness, caring attitude, reading the Bible EVALUATION The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the National Lutheran Schools Accreditation (NLSA), and the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) all believe children are natural learners who grow and thrive within highquality early learning programs. To evaluate the growth progress of our students, from birth through send-off to Kindergarten, Little Lambs Academy adheres to the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards. Learning targets that appear on our daily sheets, communication boards, report cards, and portfolio contents all derive from state and national standards for childhood development. Check us out on Facebook!

LITTLE LAMBS ACADEMY EARLY LEARNING AND CARE • INFANT OPTIONS • TODDLER OPTIONS •

LITTLE LAMBS ACADEMY EARLY LEARNING AND CARE • INFANT OPTIONS • TODDLER OPTIONS • PRE-3 K OPTIONS Infant and 2 T classes are offered for those families who have a loving adult able to attend with their child. Class attendance is not required for those families who utilize child care only.

Children in our INFANT PROGRAMS work on foundational skills in all realms of child

Children in our INFANT PROGRAMS work on foundational skills in all realms of child development, preparing them for a world of learning opportunities. The teachers are experienced educators whose mission is to nurture, teach and care for your child in a cozy, loving environment, rich with experiential activities, and infused with a love of Jesus through prayer, infant Bible stories and songs. CORE INFANT PARENT/CHILD CLASS LEARNING Social/Emotional Intelligence Focus: Participation, following a teacher, becoming familiar with routine, exposure to other children, joy of music, puppets, and dancing Academic Focus: sensory exploration, language CORE INFANT CHILD CARE LEARNING Social/Emotional Intelligence Focus: Develop a sense of self and others, learn to respond to and interact with others, explore their world through their senses, feeling safe and loved, family-like atmosphere Academic Focus: Beginning language acquisition, love of learning through exploration, cause and effect, building, stacking, rolling, observing, reading and more reading exposure, beginning sounds, joy of learning Physical/Play Focus: small motor skills with bubbles and sensory exploration, large motor skills through use of soft gym equipment, balance, interactive play opportunities with other babies Physical/Play Focus: Ample time to engage in play, pincher grasp, small muscle control, large muscle development, balance, core muscle development Spiritual Focus: Character development through baby Bible stories, prayers, and Spiritual Focus: Short devotions, Jesus time songs, and prayers Children transition from Infant to Toddler programs shortly after their 2 nd birthday. Teachers and parents work together to evaluate readiness before moving children on to the next step in early childhood. conversations about the love of Jesus PROGRAM TIMES MONDAY 7: 00 -9: 00 -10: 00 -10: 30 -noon 12: 00 -4: 00 4 pm - 6 pm TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY Child Care Infant Class Check us out on Facebook!

Children in our TODDLER PROGRAMS develop a lifelong love of learning by exploring their

Children in our TODDLER PROGRAMS develop a lifelong love of learning by exploring their world together with caring teachers and other students. We promote the development of the whole child by learning through play and exploration, in a nurturing, caring environment rich with experiential activities, and infused with a love of Jesus through prayer, toddler Bible stories and songs. CORE TODDLER LEARNING Social/Emotional Intelligence Focus: Participation, following directions, transitioning from one activity to another, sharing, taking turns Academic Focus: Colors, letter sounds, literacy through stories, counting, excitement for learning Physical/Play Focus: Emergent imaginative play, learning to function in a group setting, beginning fine and gross motor skill development, ball work, balance, running, jumping Spiritual Focus: Character development through Bible stories and the examples of Jesus, kindness TODDLER CHILD CARE Our toddler child care teachers are experienced educators whose mission is to love, nurture, teach and care for your child in a school-like environment. They encourage whole child development with enriching, experiential activities, and instill a love of Jesus by praying, reading toddler Bible stories, and singing Jesus time songs. Children transition from Toddler to Pre-3 K programs shortly after their 3 rd birthday. Teachers and parents work together to evaluate readiness before moving children on to the next step in early childhood. PROGRAM TIMES MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY 7: 00 -9: 00 -10: 30 -12: 00 Noon - 2 pm - 4 pm - 6 pm 2 T 9: 00 -10: 30 2 T 10: 30 -noon Child Care Check us out on Facebook!

For children who miss the September 1 st cutoff, our PRE-3 K PROGRAM offers

For children who miss the September 1 st cutoff, our PRE-3 K PROGRAM offers a bridge between toddler class and 3 K, focusing on skills to help a child be successful in 3 K in the fall. As in all our other programs, students develop a lifelong love of learning by exploring their world together with caring teachers and other students. We promote the development of the whole child by learning through play and exploration, and focusing on character building, academic skills, social and emotional intelligence, and physical readiness, all built on a foundation of faith and love for Jesus! CORE PRE-3 K LEARNING Taking the first step into independent learning, Pre-3 K is the first opportunity for students to be dropped off at school. Social/Emotional Intelligence Focus: Learning to say good-bye to parent/caregiver and acclimate to independent learning, participation, following the direction of a teacher, transitioning from one activity to another, sharing, taking turns, cooperating, waiting turn Academic Focus: Colors, shapes, letter sounds, unit studies, literacy through stories, counting, raising their hand, drawing, name recognition, excitement for learning Physical/Play Focus: Emergent imaginative play, learning to function in a group setting, beginning writing, ball work, balance, running, jumping, hopping, galloping Spiritual Focus: Character development through Bible stories and the examples of Jesus, kindness PRE-3 K CHILD CARE Our Pre-3 K child care teachers are experienced educators whose mission is to love, nurture, teach and care for your child in a school-like environment. They encourage whole child development with enriching, experiential activities, and instill a love of Jesus by praying, reading the toddler Bible, and singing Jesus time songs. Child care wraps around the Pre-3 K class to meet the needs of working families. Parents can customize their child’s learning experience by selecting one or two class days. You can even start with one day and add a second day part way through the year. PROGRAM TIMES MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY 7: 00 -9: 00 -10: 30 -12: 00 Noon - 2 pm - 4 pm - 6 pm Pre-3 K 9: 00 -10: 30 Pre-3 K 10: 30 -noon Child Care Check us out on Facebook!

Early Learning and Care FAQs Click on the Audio Icon to hear answers to

Early Learning and Care FAQs Click on the Audio Icon to hear answers to common questions I have a baby. What does LLA have to offer for infants? I have a toddler. What does LLA have to offer toddlers? My child turns 3 after the September 1 st cutoff. Can I still enroll in 3 K, or is there a different option? I am most concerned with making sure my child is well-cared for. How can I be assured of that? Check us out on Facebook!

LITTLE LAMBS ACADEMY PRESCHOOL 3 K AND 4 K • • • TRADITIONAL 3

LITTLE LAMBS ACADEMY PRESCHOOL 3 K AND 4 K • • • TRADITIONAL 3 K & 4 K JK-FLEX 3 K & 4 K *NEW* WRAP-AROUND CARE

Children in our TRADITIONAL 3 K PROGRAM develop a lifelong love of learning by

Children in our TRADITIONAL 3 K PROGRAM develop a lifelong love of learning by exploring their world together with caring adults and other students. We promote the development of the whole child by learning through play and exploration, and focusing on character building, academic skills, social and emotional intelligence, and physical readiness, all built on a foundation of faith and love for Jesus! CORE 3 K LEARNING Tuesdays and Thursdays 9: 00 -11: 30 am or 12: 30 -3: 00 pm Social/Emotional Intelligence Focus: Participation, following directions, independent learning, transitions, sharing, taking turns, problem-solving, cooperation Academic Focus: Foundational number, letter sound and vocabulary development, inquiry, fine motor fundamentals – drawing, coloring, cutting, writing Physical/Play Focus: Emergent imaginative play, gross motor skill development, balance and ball work (kicking, throwing & catching) Spiritual Focus: Character development through Bible stories and the examples of Jesus CUSTOMIZABLE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES Lunch Bunch Tuesdays and Thursdays 11: 30 -12: 30 Learning how to eat lunch at school provides children with wonderful learning opportunities which include: learning to eat in a set amount of time, self-help skills, social interaction and extension activities from their preschool day. 3 K/4 K Wrap-Around Care Our 3 K/4 K child care teachers are experienced educators whose mission is to love, nurture, teach and care for your child in a school environment. They encourage whole child development with enriching, experiential activities, and instill a love of Jesus by praying, reading the toddler Bible, and singing Jesus time songs. Child care wraps around the 3 K class to meet the needs of working families. PROGRAM TIMES MONDAY 7: 00 – 9: 00 – 11: 30 - 12: 30 - 3: 00 – 4: 00 – 6: 00 TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY 9: 00 -11: 30 -12: 30 Extended Care 3 K AM Lunch Bunch 3 K PM Check us out on Facebook!

Designed to meet the unique developmental needs of children, as well as busy family

Designed to meet the unique developmental needs of children, as well as busy family schedules, parents can choose 3, 4 or 5 days /week for their child’s educational experience. Children in our FLEXIBLE JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM engage in a lifelong love of learning by exploring their world together with caring teachers and other 3 K and 4 K students. We promote the development of the whole child by learning through play and exploration, and focusing on character building, academic skills, social and emotional intelligence, and physical readiness, all built on a foundation of faith and love for Jesus! In this multi-age classroom, students engage in an inquiry learning curriculum specially created to address their varied developmental needs, utilizing small group, large group and individual learning opportunities. JK–Flex is designed to easily meet the wrap-around care needs of working parents. CORE JK-FLEX PROGRAM All skills are differentiated by ability Social/Emotional Intelligence Focus: Participation, following directions, independent learning, kindness, self-regulation, respect, problem-solving and conflict resolution Academic Focus: Willingness to try new things, counting, CUSTOMIZABLE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES Lunch Bunch Your Chosen School days 11: 30 -12: 30 Learning how to eat lunch at school provides children with wonderful learning opportunities which include: learning to eat in a set amount of time, self-help skills, social interaction and active physical exercise. number recognition and manipulation (math), letter sound and vocabulary development, emergent reading, journaling, inquiry, scientific exploration Physical/Play Focus: Elaborate imaginative play, complex fine and gross motor skill development, balance and ball work (kicking, throwing & catching), team and group gym games Spiritual Focus: Character development through Bible stories and the examples of Jesus PROGRAM TIMES MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY 7: 00 -9: 00 -11: 30 -12: 30 -2: 00 2 pm - 4 pm - 6 pm TWH MTWHF Lunch Bunch on chosen school days Wrap-Around Care School Days 12: 30 -6: 00 Children in Wrap-around care enjoy extension opportunities that support their classroom learning, and are allowed ample time to engage in imaginative play, which fosters creativity, abstract thinking and selfregulation. Teachers help the children develop a sense of belonging to their family, their school, their community, and to God’s creation. They spend time outside every day (weather permitting), and learn to love, appreciate, and respect nature. They enjoy a family-like atmosphere in the multi-age classroom, where younger children learn from older kids, and older children experience the joy of being a positive example to younger children. Check us out on Facebook!

Children in our TRADITIONAL 4 K PROGRAM develop a lifelong love of learning by

Children in our TRADITIONAL 4 K PROGRAM develop a lifelong love of learning by exploring their world together with caring teachers and other students. We promote the development of the whole child by learning through play and exploration, and focusing on character building, academic skills, social and emotional intelligence, and physical readiness, all built on a foundation of faith and love for Jesus! Kindergarten readiness is at the heart of our 4 K curriculum, ensuring children enter elementary school with all the necessary skills for success. CORE 4 K LEARNING Social/Emotional Intelligence Focus: Participation, following directions, independent learning, kindness, selfregulation, respect, problem-solving and conflict resolution Academic Focus: Willingness to try new things, number recognition and manipulation (math), letter sound and vocabulary development, emergent reading, journaling, inquiry, scientific exploration Physical/Play Focus: Elaborate imaginative play, complex fine and gross motor skill development, balance and ball work (kicking, throwing & catching), team and group gym games Spiritual Focus: Character development through Bible stories and the examples of Jesus CUSTOMIZABLE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES Full Day 4 K (MWF 9: 00 -3: 00) Lunch Bunch MWF 11: 30 -12: 30 Learning how to eat lunch at school provides children with wonderful learning opportunities which include: learning to eat in a set amount of time, self-help skills, social interaction and active physical exercise. Full Day 4 K provides children with many additional learning opportunities which extend the core curriculum. There is more one-on-one and small group time focusing on literacy, math, exploration and social skills. Plus, they have extra time to develop the complexity of their imaginative play, which is so important for self-regulation, creativity and innovation. PROGRAM TIMES MONDAY 7: 00 -9: 00 -11: 30 -12: 30 -3: 00 -4: 00 -6: 00 TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY 9: 00 -11: 30 9: 00 -3: 00 11: 30 -3: 00 9: 00 -3: 00 Extended Care ½ day 4 K Lunch Bunch Full Day 4 K Check us out on Facebook!

3 K and 4 K FAQs Click on the Audio Icon to hear answers

3 K and 4 K FAQs Click on the Audio Icon to hear answers to common questions My 3 year old is ready for preschool. What are my options? I want to make sure my child is ready for Kindergarten. What are my 4 K options? I need child care, but I want my child to learn, and be ready for school, too. What are my options? What is the Traditional track? What is the JK-Flex track? Check us out on Facebook!

Children in our 3 K/4 K WRAP-AROUND CARE PROGRAM experience learning by exploring with

Children in our 3 K/4 K WRAP-AROUND CARE PROGRAM experience learning by exploring with caring teachers and other students. Our experienced educators engage children in extension activities based on classes they may attend, and promote the development of the whole child, focusing on character building, academic skills, social and emotional intelligence, and physical readiness, all built on a foundation of faith and love for Jesus! CORE WRAP-AROUND CARE LEARNING WRAP-AROUND CARE Social/Emotional Intelligence Focus: Participation, following directions, independent Children in our Wrap-around care classroom experience extension opportunities that support their classroom learning, as well as exploration of topics far beyond the core curriculum. Children are allowed ample time to engage in imaginative play, which fosters creativity, abstract thinking and self -regulation. Teachers help the children develop a sense of belonging to their family, their school, their community, and to God’s creation. They spend time outside every day (weather permitting), and learn to love, appreciate, and respect nature. They enjoy a family-like atmosphere in the multi-age classroom, where younger children learn from older kids, and older children experience the joy of being a positive example to younger children. learning, kindness, self-regulation, respect, problemsolving and conflict resolution Academic Focus: Foundational number, letter sound and vocabulary development, inquiry, fine motor fundamentals – drawing, coloring, cutting, writing Physical/Play Focus: Ample time for imaginative play, gross motor skill development, balance, group games and ball work (kicking, throwing & catching) Spiritual Focus: Character development through Bible stories, PROGRAM TIMES prayers, and conversations about the love of Jesus Wrap-around Care Check us out on Facebook!

WAC & Application FAQs Click on the Audio Icon to hear answers to common

WAC & Application FAQs Click on the Audio Icon to hear answers to common questions Will my child be learning in wrap-around care, or just playing? I like what I see! How do I apply? How much does it cost to send my child to Little Lambs Academy? What is TADS? Please call or email Joanne with any additional questions you may have! I am more than happy to answer questions, offer clarification, or help any way I can! Check us out on Facebook!