Fall 2014 Update:
We just invested in the newest edition of Creative Curriculum. If you'd like to know more about it, click here.
We also purchased the authentic assessment system, TS Gold, and you can learn all about it, here.
  • We think that parents will really notice the difference when it comes to Parent / Teacher Conferences. The forms are easy to share and read and the information is gathered on a daily basis within the context of our daily programs. This provides more authentic developmental information for parents and hellps us design activities that children love and that really work.
General Information:
Children’s learning is a sequential process in which each child passes from one predictable stage to another within varying age ranges. Each program at LACCC has a written plan for daily activities, which meets each child’s needs for growth and development.

  
 

Childhood is a unique and valuable stage in the human life cycle. Our paramount responsibility is to provide care and education in a setting that is safe, healthy, nurturing, and responsive for each child. We are committed to supporting children’s development and learning; respecting individual differences; and helping children learn to live, play, and work cooperatively. We are also committed to promoting children’s self-awareness, competence, self-worth, resiliency, and physical well-being. We believe that children learn best through a balanced approach of adult-led and child-led daily experiences and hands-on opportunities.
 

  • Want to know more about our Infant Program? Click Here
  • Loving Arms is committed to the Primary Caregiver model. For more information Click Here
  • Want to know more about our Toddler Program? Click Here
  • Want to know more about our Preschool Program? Click Here
  • Want to know more about our Pre-Kindergarten Program? Click Here 
  • Oh no! Biting!  ~ More Information? Click Here

    
 

The primary developmental task of an infant is to gain trust in the world around him/her.
 

This happens when parents and caregivers are responsive to the needs of the infant in a prompt and caring manner. Our infant program reflects the principles of Magda Gerber who identified the term primary caregiver in the context of a quality early childhood program.

   

What is considered curriculum for an infant program?
  • Teaching sign language as a means of communication
  • Daily self-help skills like dressing and feeding
  • Daily reading of stories to encourage language
  • Music and movement activities
  • Non-mobile infants are provided tummy time throughout the day to develop back and neck muscles and eventually crawling
  • Lots of nurturing hugs and loving, appropriate touch
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What is considered curriculum for a toddler program?

The primary developmental task of toddlers is to learn the skills of independence. Our toddler program encourages children to learn such skills as dressing, helping with toileting and diapering, and self-feeding. Another important skill is learning how to share and get along with others. Watching toddlers learn the skills of communication is such a joy! Their faces light up when adults finally understand what they need!

What is included in the curriculum for a toddler program?

  • Daily self-help skills like dressing and feeding
  • Daily reading of stories to encourage language
  • Music and movement activities
  • Teaching of sign language
  • Simple words and phrases in Spanish
  • Sensory experiences (sand, water, playdough) and creative arts
  • Focused activities in fitness and nutrition
  • Weekly Chapel Time with the Vinje pastoral staff
  • Lots of nurturing hugs and loving, appropriate touch
 
 


 

Click here if you would like more information about our Infant Programs.

 

Room specific information will be provided in each program area in which your child is enrolled