The mission of the Little Lights Child Development Center is to provide a faith based and academic program for your young child and to set the foundations of their spiritual growth as well as their academic success.
Little Lights uses Creative Curriculum and is geared toward theme based learning and hands on experiences. Children learn through the world around them and what interests them. Each classroom is set up so that children can explore various materials on their level in blocks, manipulatives, art, writing, science, library, dramatic play, computer, and the outdoors. Children are guided through a circle time experience and time to read stories each day. Materials, posters and work are at children’s level. Art work is about the process not the product. Children are able to create in their own way and it should not matter what the final product looks like. All children create differently therefore their art work will turn out differently.
Little Lights will:
- Hire teachers in the field of child development/teaching and allows staff to continue training and work toward expanding their knowledge in child development and teaching.
- Provide children with a nurturing, caring, and developmentally appropriate environment.
- Accept and appreciate differences of every child and their family, primary languages and cultural background
- Provide a learning environment that provides children to grow in all areas- Physically, emotionally, and intellectually.
- Encourage children to discover their own ideas, ask questions and be curious about the word around them.
- Provide children with opportunities to learn through different materials.
- Create partnerships with families and encourage participation in the program.
- Create a positive and respectful environment that enhances each child’s success.
- Provide time to learn about the Bible, share prayers and participate in missions.
- Provide a predictable and well-rounded routine that includes:
- Child directed play and activities
- Teacher directed activities
- Indoor and outdoor play
- Organized activities (games, stories and songs)
- To practice self-help skills
- Respectable and social atmosphere
- Time to rest