“We understand that choosing the best preschool/childcare and child development program is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent.” Our goal is to allow our parents to have “Peace of Mind” knowing that your child is in a nurturing, happy and safe environment.
Active Preschool & Childcare
We strive to provide a nurturing and stimulating environment designed to guide children to discover new information, skills and concepts. Our child development curriculum, Frog Street is nationally acclaimed and offers the best social, emotional, physical, academic and cognitive experiences for children. We provide a variety of early childhood educational experiences that encourage a positive self-image and a joy in the learning process.
We respect each child as an individual who possesses a unique personality, intelligence and creativity. Our enthusiastic and dedicated teachers establish childcare environments that are clean, fun, creative and child-centered and provide children with purposeful direction, positive reinforcement and guidance as they work towards becoming more independent. Learning through play is critical for this stage of learning.
Our Partnership with Parents
We feel that open communication between you and our teachers is the best way to build a strong relationship. We believe that our success is tied to the level of customer service we provide to you, so we provide you with many ways to stay involved in your child’s learning process. Our teachers and center administrators will maintain ongoing communication with you about your child.
Our goal is to provide the best possible childcare and learning experience. As part of our commitment, the Lobo team developed a Customer Service Statement to illustrate our dedication to the families we serve.
As a member of the Lobo Family, you can expect
- A great place for children to learn and grow
- Reliable, dedicated and friendly staff
- Responsive and consistent communication
- Respect for our diverse community
Our Preschool Program
Our Preschool Program addresses all of the important areas of learning through play, and focuses on challenging children appropriately through their developmental ages and stages. It also offers children an opportunity to maximize their abilities to succeed. Strong teacher relationships ready children’s minds for learning. Our teachers provide care by talking to children respectfully; being sensitive to children’s needs, and validating their accomplishments and progress.
Preschool gives a gentle introduction to doing things in a certain order and following a daily plan. Structure and routine give children a sense of security and the feeling that they understand what’s happening in their world. Following routines also helps children adapt to transitions, the ability to change smoothly from one activity to another. However, it permits the flexibility and openness to follow children’s interests and address their needs. Learning through play offers children hands on experiences to develop problem solving skills, social skills and creative expression. Opportunity for outside play and activities is also presented daily.
Our curriculum offers daily, built-in opportunities for observation; helping teachers clearly see the strong relationship between curriculum and assessment. Through assessment, teachers obtain useful information about children’s knowledge, skills, and progress by observing, documenting, analyzing and reviewing children’s work over time. Student Portfolios are kept for each child to document growth and development through your preschooler’s work and progress reports are shared with parents quarterly. Our program provides teachers with the resources to individualize instruction; allowing them to meet the needs of every type of learner.
The Preschool classrooms are designed to nurture children’s natural inquisitiveness as they develop their independence, self-confidence, social and cognitive skills. Cognitive control skills can help your child develop the self-control and self-discipline, which can make them more successful throughout their school years. These skills help your child control impulses, pay attention, adapt to change and store and use information. These skills play a critical role in later education. We consider these skills more important indicators for school readiness than reading or math skills.
Age-appropriate materials, supplies, and equipment encourage developing confidence, self-esteem, and a love of learning. Our physical environment is divided in interest areas that offer multiple opportunities for children to explore, discover, and grow. In each area, the arrangement of furniture and materials involves children not only in learning, but also in caring for the classroom and what is in it. It also provides developmentally appropriate challenges, all while encouraging independence and exploration.
Every child has a designated space to hold personal items and supplies. Toys are sanitized on a daily basis. A child is permitted to bring in a small personal blanket for naptime. In the toddler classroom, parents are asked to provide diapers and baby wipes (if applicable) or pulls ups, which will continue to be supplied until the child is fully potty-trained. All children should have a hair brush for grooming and a complete change of clothes (underwear, shirt, pants or shorts, and socks) at school at all times for that occasional accident, or messy art project.