Child Care Programs

Infants

Infants are born learners, with a natural curiosity to figure out how the world works. Curiosity is the desire to learn. It is an eagerness to explore, discover and figure things out.

We strive to exceed your expectations in all areas by helping your child develop socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically; as well as to give you “Peace of Mind”.

Your child receives love and encouragement throughout the day. A daily infant report keeps you current on your child’s feeding, diaper changes, daily routine and developmental progress. We recognize that every child is unique, with distinctive care-giving needs.

Toddlers

By the time children are toddlers; their days are more constant and start to become more group-oriented. A consistent daily routine helps them feel more in control and thus more competent and secure in their classroom environment.

Access to both free and structured physical play helps toddlers develop gross and fine motor skills that are the foundation for later physical milestones. Gross movement engages the larger muscles of the arms, torso and legs and helps young children develop strength, control and coordination. Fine movement involves smaller muscles such as those in the fingers and face.

Children have a separate playground area that is only utilized by the infant and toddler classrooms.

Every child has a designated space to hold personal items and supplies. Toys are sanitized continuously throughout the day. In the Toddler Room parents provide necessary supplies that include diapers and baby wipes, which will continue to be supplied until the child is fully potty-trained.

Our toddler teachers help children find appropriate ways to establish themselves by supporting their individuality, giving children choices whenever possible, and introducing social concepts. The teachers observe children purposefully, think about what they learn from each child, and respond in supportive ways. When you support children as individuals, you can offer experiences that engage and delight children and build their confidence.

The daily schedule provides a consistent structure to the day; allowing for the development of routines and rituals. However, it permits the flexibility and openness to follow children’s interests and address their needs. Our toddler curriculum supports the development of the whole child; emphasizing the significance of hands-on learning experiences.

Preschool - 2s

By the age of two, children’s different personalities and skills definitely shine through. Children are moving from being a “dependent” toddler to a more “independent” preschooler.

Most two-year-olds like to observe, explore and analyze the world around them. At this early age, we engage young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals in which they can be successful and maintain a high self-esteem. Children learn very quickly at this stage and we want to encourage the love of learning by keeping it fun.

Our program will prepare your child for life skills by exposing him to various learning centers where they will be challenged physically, emotionally, socially and cognitively. Independence skills and self-esteem are key factors in success at this stage. The activities presented in our two year old program lay the foundation for future learning.

Your child will make major strides in the areas of social, physical and emotional development as they transition from the Toddler to Preschool experience. Children have the opportunity to work individually and in groups to promote socialization. At the same time children build confidence in their own abilities by participation in the following activities:

Dramatic play, block-building and creative arts with other children

  • Recognizing the needs of others
  • Role-playing
  • Finding joy in science projects with an end result
  • Learning to deal with conflict
  • Beginning to cut, paste and enhance fine motor development
  • Singing, dancing, and mimicking

Our Two Year Old Preschool program is designed to help children work logically whether it is individually or in a group setting. Most concepts are learned while children go about their day engaged in play. As children begin a project they are encouraged to put closure to it as well, this instills the pre-math concept of completion. During clean up, children are able to sort and classify as they put materials away where they belong. During sand and water play, children are exposed to weights and measurements. As children build with blocks they are exposed to spatial relations and gravity. Teachers begin to ask probing questions to help children think and reason. The pre-math concepts your child will be exposed to are as follows:

  • Group objects in categories
  • Matching and classifying
  • Completion of projects
  • Basic introduction to size and weights
  • Problem solving

Your child will be provided with a print-rich environment and exposed to a variety of language experiences. Circle times are filled with posing questions and opportunities for children to freely express themselves. Children are asked to attach descriptions to their work and talk about their activities. Teachers ask children their opinions and use their ideas in curriculum planning. The language and reading concepts your child will participate include

  • Use of fine motor skills
  • Use of symbols in art and drawing
  • Understanding their own experiences
  • Dramatic play with a variety of props
  • Circle time and story telling
  • Reading with adults

Our Two Year Old Preschool program is designed to help children work logically whether it is individually or in a group setting. Most concepts are learned while children go about their day engaged in play. As children begin a project they are encouraged to put closure to it as well, this instills the pre-math concept of completion. During clean up, children are able to sort and classify as they put materials away where they belong. During sand and water play, children are exposed to weights and measurements. As children build with blocks they are exposed to spatial relations and gravity. Teachers begin to ask probing questions to help children think and reason. The pre-math concepts your child will be exposed to are as follows:

  • Tricycle riding
  • Running, climbing and jumping
  • Sand play, digging and constructing
  • Music and movement

Preschool - 3s

Our Preschool program will prepare your child for life skills by introducing your children to learning centers that encompass a wide range of activities. Children will be introduced to math, language, reading, social and physical skills in a creative manner. In addition we will continue to work with children on their self-esteem and independence skills.

Every day is a learning adventure in our three year old classroom – where children are encouraged and taught to become independent thinkers. At age 3, children start to gravitate toward certain other children to play with and learn how to make friends on their own. They also learn to adapt their own behavior to make themselves more likable to a peer group.

Preschool teachers facilitate social behaviors by making conflicts and problems that arise into learning opportunities by reading stories and encouraging group discussion about common preschool social issues.

Science is an important component in our Preschool curriculum. Children thrive in a hands-on environment where they are able to use their senses to learn about their world. The following activities will be offered in our programs.

  • Engaging in science activities and making predictions
  • Conducting simple experiments
  • Problem solving with other children and adults
  • Observe life cycles
    Introduction to geography

Preschool children have a genuine desire to participate in creative arts and dramatic play. At this stage, children are able to focus on the process of art, which allows them to enhance their fine motor skills. Creative arts and dramatic play are important components in socialization and self-expression. Some of the activities are as follows:

  • Creating long-term projects with teachers and peers
  • Drawing, cutting and other fine motor activities
  • Singing, dancing, mimicking and other expressive activities
  • Participation in dramatic play, role playing and creative arts with other children

Your child will also have wonderful opportunities to develop physically. We have a large variety of indoor and outdoor equipment that enhance physical development throughout the day. You will see children participating in the following activities:

Gymnastics which is arguably the best active program for young children. It helps to instill confidence, promote independence, and encourage problem-solving; as well as to promote balance, coordination, timing, agility, and spatial orientation. Gymnastics is a great foundation for all future sports and activities. Also we offer:

  • Group activities such as obstacle courses, music and movement and various other exercise activities
  • Small motor activities such as play-doh, digging and constructing
  • Planting and gardening
  • Hand/Eye coordination activities such as throwing balls in a hoop, catching a ball, and kicking a ball.
  • Large motor activities such as riding a bike, dancing, obstacle courses

Our Preschool environments are filled with opportunities to think logically, to solve problems, and to perceive relationships. The curriculum includes a variety of teacher-directed as well as child-initiated activities that promote pre-mathematic skills. Children will spend time utilizing materials in the environment to understand counting, patterns, basic geometry and probability. The teachers will ask probing questions such as, “How do we make blocks balance on top of each other?” Or, “Which is heavier—a cork or a magnet?” These types of questions allow children to reason on their own. The type of math concepts your child will participate in are as follows:

  • Problem solving
  • Logical thinking
  • Number recognition and counting.
  • Comparisons and sorting
  • Basic measurements
  • Estimating
  • Block-building

Your child will be provided with a print-rich environment and exposed to a variety of language experiences. Circle times are filled with posing questions and opportunities for children to freely express themselves. Children are asked to attach descriptions to their work and talk about their activities. Teachers ask children their opinions and use their ideas in curriculum planning. The language and reading concepts your child will participate in are as follows:

Participating in real life experiences that include reading and writing

  • Logical thinking
  • Developing oral communication
  • Recognizing symbols through games
  • Describing art work and activities
  • Show and tell
  • Leading circle time activities
  • Reading with adults

Pre-Kindergarten

There is a strong focus on developing literacy skills that children need to become active readers. Math becomes a focal point, as children further develop their problem solving skills.

One of the key roles of our Pre-Kindergarten Program is school readiness, and to successfully help transition children into Kindergarten, and set them on a path for success in later school years. Our curriculum in Pre-Kindergarten will further expand upon the developmental aspects of their individual growth while continuing to focus on self-esteem and independence skills through our enrichment activities.

In the art and dramatic play areas children can express themselves in a number of ways. They have the ability to use a variety of materials and work alone or with a friend. They can work on processes or create a product. They can participate in the following:

  • Space and the solar system
  • The four seasons
  • Plant growth and cycles
  • Observe life cycles
  • Creating experiments with predictions and conclusions

In the art and dramatic play areas children can express themselves in a number of ways. They have the ability to use a variety of materials and work alone or with a friend. They can work on processes or create a product. They can participate in the following:

  • Drawing, coloring, and use of stencils
  • Painting, collaging and clay work
  • Creating long-term projects such as plays and other performing arts
  • Photography and film .
  • Creating skits
  • Expressing their ideas and acting out their thoughts

Your child will also have wonderful opportunities to develop physically. We have a large variety of indoor and outdoor equipment that enhance physical development throughout the day. You will see children participating in the following types of activities:

  • Gymnastics & Kid-fit
  • Group games such as Band-Aid Tag, Dodge Ball
  • Small motor activities such as play-doh, lacing and puzzles
  • Seeding and harvesting
  • Hand/Eye coordination activities
  • Woodworking
  • Music and movement activities

Our learning environment will provide math opportunities with the use of manipulative, unit blocks, cooking and science activities. Questions the teacher poses will provoke children to think, reason and experiment with math concepts. The types of math concepts your child will participate in are as follows:

  • Sequencing
  • Graphing
  • Adding and subtracting
  • Math worksheets
  • Weights and measure
  • Calendar concepts
  • Sorting

Our learning approach will provide language and reading opportunities through our extensive educational materials and games, books, and creative teaching tools. Our teachers will challenge children to maximize their language potential. The language and reading concepts your child will participate in are as follows:

  • Letter recognition
  • Language arts activities
  • Story-telling and recall
  • Listening and dictation
  • Phonics, beginning and comprehensive reading concepts
  • Pre-writing skills

School Age

Working parents can have “peace of mind” and count on Lobo Active to provide their children with a safe, fun, and active experience for the times when they are not in school. We guarantee that your children will love all the engaging activities so much that they will not want to leave at the end of the day!

Our Before & After School Program provides care for children before and after their normal school day. Safe, state-approved and inspected buses transport children to and from select public and private schools. Our “Active” program is innovative, fun and tailored to meet the interests and needs of school-age students. Children need time after school to have fun and unwind and what better way than to stay actively involved with the many types of activities and sports at Lobo.

Among those offered in our unique 28,000 sf facilities are gymnastics, basketball, volleyball, soccer, scooters, Kid-fit, rock wall climbing, karaoke, sky ball, plasma cars, putting greens (golf), parachute play and foam filled pits and dance revolution.

Children are grouped by ages and activities are developmentally age-appropriate. Children may also receive homework assistance, use technology, or just relax with a book. Care is also available on days when school is not in session; including, teacher work days, holidays, and vacations.

As an additional convenience for parents, children can take gymnastics, cheer-leading, tumbling classes during the time they are with us. Another bonus…discounts are offered on tuition for those classes as well.

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