“Education is teaching our children to desire the right things.” – Plato
6 weeks - 15 months old
The first months of a child’s life are crucial to their success. During this time, children learn and explore the world through touch, taste, smell, sight, and sound. Through our infant program, our teacher engages with each child in a responsive environment that reinforces the warmth, security and love they are used to receiving at home. We also promote gentle play – encouraging the babies to explore their surroundings with their voice, hands, feet and toes.
16 months - 30 months old
30 months - 36 months old
The LadyBug Academy Toddler program is designed for the growing energy and curiosity of 2-year olds. During this stage of life, your child is beginning to define and develop their individuality and unique personality. At LadyBug Academy, we look for resourceful ways to help children learn and discover. In particular, we design activities that spur children’s imagination, vocabulary and learning process.
At this crucial age, children are forming social attachments and beginning to imitate their caregivers. Our toddler program places special emphasis on cultivating social bonds in a caring and supportive environment. New sounds and letters are introduced as children begin to understand and emulate language skills. Sensory activities are used to stimulate children’s interest and enjoyment of the world around them.
Benefits of our Programs
In the first 5 years of life children go through dynamic and visible changes. Our warm, dedicated and attentive caregivers ensure each child within our care is nurtured and supported as they grow. We promote healthy development and work with the family to establish a trusting relationship between each child and our caregivers.
Each week, our caregivers design an individualized activity plan for each child. This plan considers the child’s temperament and disposition, and is adaptive to each child’s needs. Through the use of colorful pictures, puppets, stories, and engaging songs and fun games, our activity plans encourage the physical, intellectual, cognitive and emotional growth of each child.
We believe that “It takes a village” to raise a healthy and happy child and work hard to build productive relationships between our caregivers, our parents, and our community. We work closely with parents to ensure their infant develops a healthy sense of trust, is stimulated by his / her activities, and is surrounded by a sense of security and love. To ensure effective communication with parents, a Brightwheel report with information about the child’s activities, naps, diaper changes and overall well-being is sent to parents daily via email. We also host parent conferences twice a year; and maintain an open door policy that encourages parents to visit and discuss their child’s progress when needed.
Furnishings are thoughtfully organized throughout each classroom, creating a home-like environment. Softly upholstered gliders provide a place for teachers to cuddle an infant or read a favorite storybook. Specialized equipment and materials are situated at the infant’s level.