At The Learning Center for Young Children (LCYC), we embrace a play-based, parent participation approach to preschool education. We firmly believe that children learn, grow, and explore best through various avenues such as music, art, drama, cooking, reading, and sensory activities. Our dedicated teachers and staff create a safe and nurturing environment where purposeful and developmentally appropriate activities foster hands-on exploration in all aspects of the classroom.
Adopting a whole-child approach, we emphasize not only cognitive skill and growth but also prioritize social-emotional development. At LCYC, children are encouraged to freely express themselves as they navigate the world around them.
The foundation of our school community lies in the strong relationship built between parents, teachers, and staff. Parental involvement is integral to our philosophy as it showcases to children that their education and personal growth are highly valued. Parent engagement plays a crucial role in providing children with a sense of security, acceptance, and confidence to embrace their unique potential fully.
All our classes offer age-appropriate versions of the following engaging activities:
- Free Play – children can enjoy a variety of activities, including block play, water play, dramatic play, easel painting, play dough, and exploration with books and manipulatives.
- Circle Time – this is a time to share, learn about a particular topic, and is often when teachers incorporate reading, movement, and music into the school day.
- Reading – teachers read captivating books to the class, allowing children to indulge in independent book exploration as well.
- Snack – simple healthy snacks are served daily. We offer a dry snack such as crackers, cheese, cereal and bread along with a fruit or vegetable. Milk and water is offered daily.
- Outdoor play – children get to enjoy the school’s enclosed playground equipment or, indoors, they can explore the church’s spacious social hall room, equipped with tricycles, balls, and climbing equipment.
- Art – teachers present exciting art experiences, encouraging creativity while appreciating that, for preschoolers, the process is just as valuable as the end product.
- Music & Movement – children engage in music and movement with teachers daily.
At our center, we aim to provide a well-rounded and stimulating environment, promoting active learning and creativity in a fun-filled manner.
Children thoroughly enjoy the extended day, which allows them to stay for lunch with their teachers and friends. This continuation of the school day provides a delightful experience where they can relish lunch from home, engage in more playtime, and participate in a special project. The extended day offers additional opportunities for bonding and learning in a relaxed and enjoyable setting.