Curriculum & Programs

Curriculum

With a highly educated and experienced staff Little Acres Learning Academy provides childcare for children ages 6 weeks through 12 years.

Little Acres Learning Academy utilizes the Mother Goose Time Curriculum. “Mother Goose Time” is a research-based preschool curriculum that fosters a joy for learning through sensory-based experiences. For over 29 years our nationally recognized preschool curriculum has supported a child’s social-emotional, physical and cognitive development.

To learn more about “Mother Goose Time” check out the following 2 links:

Face Book Page:
https://www.facebook.com/MotherGooseTime/info?tab=page_info

Website:
http://www.mothergoosetime.com/

The Preschool, Pre-K, and School-Age children are provided with a well-rounded curriculum based off of the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards. Our curriculum ensures that every child is provided with the tools to succeed in his or her next educational endeavor.

Programs

Infants

6 weeks – 12 months

  • Building of self-esteem through nurturing personal care
  • Interaction with groups to spark curiosity and socialization
  • Focus on cognitive and motor skills through playtime and activities
  • Development through age-appropriate materials and toys
  • Regular communication between teachers and parents to keep you informed about your child’s day

Toddler 1 & 2

13-24 months
25-36 months

  • Daily small group instruction promotes social skill development
  • Balance of nurturing, playtime and learning throughout the day
  • Monthly thematic units that provide a variety of daily activities and experiences
  • Development of confidence, self-esteem and a love of learning
  • Learning areas focused on dramatic play, creative arts, language and sensory exploration
  • Regular communication between teachers and parents to keep you informed about your child’s day

Preschool 1 & 2

3-4 years

  • Well-rounded curriculum based off of the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards
  • Daily small-group instruction which promotes skill development
  • The perfect balance of nurturing, learning and playtime
  • An environment focused on the development of the whole child
  • A variety of activities that support learning concepts for this age group
  • Encouragement and support that lead to confidence, self-esteem and a love of learning
  • Regular communication between teachers and parents to keep you informed about your child’s day

Pre-K

4-6 years

  • Well-rounded curriculum based off of the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards
  • Individual attention in a small class setting
  • All-day instruction with before- and after-school care provided
  • Educational field trips and school presentations that enhance the curriculum
  • Curriculum aligned with that of local elementary schools to make transition smooth and natural
  • Regular communication between teachers and parents to keep you informed about your child’s day

Before & After School

6-12 years

School-age children get to spend time with friends and peers and enjoy activities that are relevant to school-age interests.

  • Well-rounded curriculum based off of the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards
  • Assistance with homework challenges
  • Summer Enrichment Programs
  • Outdoor Physical Activities to promote wellness
  • Social interaction with other children