Children between the ages of birth and age 5 years old experience their world through touch, taste, seeing, feeling, smelling, and sense of security. Children need to be allowed the ability to experience the same object or concept in a variety of different ways in order to assimilate the information appropriately. Our goals are as follows: activities with children aim to be child directed, teachers assist in the facilitation of learning. Teachers of young children set up the classroom environment to allow children to explore, to question, to work independently, within a group or with an adult. Children are guided by consistency, redirection, and positive reinforcement.
Play is an important tool for learning. Learning through play helps formulate healthy experiences for children. Play is work to children. They discover rules of sharing, getting along with others, how to resolve conflicts, how to recognize emotions, how to handle those emotions, how to help others, and how to interact appropriately with others – to name just a few.
Another objective is to create critical thinking in young children. This is done by forming healthy attachment to adults, developing a positive self image, development of the “whole child” and supporting the idea of continuous growth. To further support these concepts, we attempt to build a partnership between parents, teachers, administration and community at large. Our vision is to prepare respectful, responsible, caring, and skilled life long learners through a curriculum that nurtures individual strengths and talents.
The mission of the Little Apple Learning Center is to provide the highest quality of care and education for young children. Our role is to encourage and support each child in all areas of development, therefore creating a positive self-image and realistic opportunity for success. Center administration, children’s center staff members, parents and members of the community all play an integral part in promoting and providing an environment rich in learning experiences and opportunity for children.
Praise and positive reinforcement are effective methods of managing children's behavior. When children receive positive, nonviolent, and understanding feedback from adults and others, they develop good self-concepts, problem-solving skills, and self-discipline. Based on this belief, Little Apple Learning Center uses a positive approach to discipline and practices appropriate behavior management and discipline techniques.
Our committed team!
Director & VPK Teacher
Teacher – Infants
Teacher – 2 to 3 years old