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Notes for Prospective Students
Welcome to Loma Linda Academy Children's Center.
The staff at the
center recognize your need for reliable child-care services, and it
is our endeavor to meet your needs by providing loving, nurturing
care for your child.
We would like to work as a team with you as we
share ideas and concerns about the growth and development of your
child.In addition to child care for children twelve weeks old
through four years of age, the center provides valuable educational
experiences and fosters growth and development in all aspects of
the child's life--spiritual, social, intellectual, and physical.
Children participate in activities designed to help them grow into
independent, creative, confident, and thoughtful individuals who
will be able to work effectively with adults and other children.The
Loma Linda Academy Children's Center has a working relationship
with the Loma Linda University Medical Center and the Loma Linda
It is licensed by the State of California
Department of Social Services.If you would like to be placed on our
waiting list, you can print the form below and bring it to the Loma
Linda Academy Children's Center along with the $20 non-refundable
fee. OUR FACILITIESWe are pleased to provide the following to
our program.Classrooms are fitted with: an aquarium, art tables,
bulletin boards, changing tables, circle time area, computer
station, cubbies, eating area, learning centers, manipulatives,
potty training facilities, reading center, science table.Outdoor
play areas are equipped with: fall zone material, playground
equipment, picnic tables, sandbox, garden area.We have a variety of
animals including: rabbits, chicken, geese, turtles and
fish. OUR PROGRAMINFANTS AND TODDLERS This program emphasizes
meeting the needs of the individual child ages 3 months to 24
Nurturing, loving, stimulating, and responsible care is
The staff works with the parents to develop an optimum
schedule for the child.
Toys and materials are provided to
challenge, promote discovery, open up exploration, and bring about
the development of new skills.
A 1:4 teacher-child ratio makes
careful observation and charting possible.PRESCHOOLERS 2 AND 3
YEARS OLD For preschoolers, ages 2 through 4 years old, the program
emphasizes age-appropriate activities and experiences that will
enhance spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual, and social
We strive to help each child develop a healthy
Every child's creativity and individuality are
encouraged and respected.
The classrooms are staffed with a 1:8
teacher-child ratio, making teaching within quality care
possible.PRE-KINDERGARTENERS While there's no perfect formula that
determines when children are truly ready for kindergarten.
a checklist to see how many skills your child will work towards
mastering in our pre-k room: count to ten; cut with scissors; trace
basic shapes; speak understandably; identify some alphabet letters;
recognize rhyming sounds; listen to stories without interrupting;
button shirts, pants, coats and zip up zippers; sort similar
objects by color, size and shape; look at pictures and then tell
stories; understand actions have both causes and effects; and
recognize groups of one, two, three, four, and five objects.
pre-k teachers want to encourage children to be independent,
capable, and have an eagerness to learn.
This room has a 1:12
teacher-child ratio.CHILDREN'S SCHEDULE The daily schedule begins
with worship, there is indoor and outdoor playtime, teacher
directed learning, art, music, learning centers, creative
experiences and story times.
Each room develops its own curriculum
based on the child's individual needs.AMAZING ATHLETES We are
excited to offer our athletic program available to children 2-4
yrs. The children are instructed in a non-competitive
environment on several popular sports. They learn the
importance of practice and preparation. They also learn
lessons in teamwork, sportsmanship, patience and
perseverance.SNACKS AND MEALS All snacks and meals served are
vegetarian. We offer a hot lunch program, at an additional
charge, prepared fresh daily by a local chef. The
children enjoy a healthy variety of lunch items. OUR
CURRICULUMLLACC teaches using the High Scope Program.
Curriculum emphasizes adult-child interaction, a carefully
designed learning environment, and a plan-do-review process that
strengthens initiative and self-reliance in children and young
Teachers and students are active partners in shaping the
The HighScope Curriculum integrates all
aspects of child and youth development.
strategies, this approach enhances each young person's growth in
the foundations of academics as well as in social-emotional,
physical, and creative areas.The Infant-Toddler Curriculum is based
on the principle that children learn best through direct, hands-on
experiences with people, objects, events, and ideas. During
this active learning process, infants and toddlers are encouraged
to discover the world around them by exploring and playing.
Learning and development are anchored by long-term, trusting
relationships with caregivers, who are close at hand to support the
children as they play.
Adults scaffold further learning as they
interact with children throughout the day.
The space and materials
in HighScope infant-toddler settings are arranged to promote active
learning within a safe, comfortable and secure environment.
Each center is divided into areas organized around specific kinds
of play and care, such as small toy area, book area, movement area,
art area and spaces for diapering, meals, and naps.
The areas are
located around the perimeter of the room and the middle space is
used for large-muscle movement.
HighScope teachers give children a
sense of control over the events of the day by planning a
predictable yet flexible daily routine.
The routine consists of
arrivals and departures, choice times, group times, meals, and
These common daily events are scheduled to
accommodate the eating, sleeping, and bodily care cycles of each
infant or toddler.
The Infant-Toddler Child Observation Record
(COR) enables caregivers and administrators to assess each child's
progress and plan educational experiences that will encourage
This assessment is designed to coordinate with
the HighScope Preschool COR. In cases where programs serve a
mixed age group, both instruments are used.In HighScope's vision of
preschool education, children are doers and problem solvers, and
adults are partners who share in children’s discoveries and
gently guide their learning.
The HighScope Preschool Curriculum is
built around 58 developmental milestones called Key Developmental
Indicators (KDIs) in 8 curriculum content areas that are closely
aligned with state and professional standards.
The KDIs define what
we teach; the hows are provided by our teaching practices for
the classroom learning environment, daily routine,and adult-child
Teachers set the stage for learning through a
carefully planned physical environment and consistent daily
Within this structure, children are secure and
The centerpiece of the day is HighScope's
unique plan-do-review process, in which each child has a daily
opportunity to make and carry out a plan and then reflect on what
This process strengthens the child's executive function
— their ability to regulate and organize themselves so they
can stay focused on what they have chosen to do and solve problems
that arise. LLACC ALSO INCORPORATES ZOO-PHONICS IN OUR
CURRICULUM.Zoo-phonics uses Animals in the shapes of lowercase
letters before teaching the actual letters for easy
rememberingZoo-phonics teaches the sounds of the letters through
the animal names ("a" as in Allie Alligator, etc.), and letter
sounds are taught before letter names.Zoo-phonics teaches lowercase
letters before capital letters.
After all, reading materials are
written 95% of the time in lowercase letters.