Curriculum

Curriculum

 

The LHLC program offers an accelerated yet balanced academic program that not only focuses on preschool fundamentals (colors, shapes, numbers, reading and active engaged learning)  but focuses on shaping and developing a wholesome child. 

 

The LHLC curriculum is designed to enhance the preschool learning experience by incorporating music, dance, technology, foreign language, global enrichment opportunities, project based and hands-on activities in a collaborative environment.

 

All academic instruction is provided on an individualized basis to meet each child's social, emotional and academic needs during the most critical formative years of their life (between 0 and 6 years of age).
 

We are proud that the LHLC experience has been proven to give each graduating student a competitive advantage when transitioning into any elementary (private, gifted or public) school.

 

 

The top five benefits for children from an accelerate preschool education

 

  1. A Child exposed to a more accelerated preschool curriculum is more creative, better at solving complex problems and usually scores higher on standardized tests 

  2. Improves a child’s critical thinking skills which increases their overall intelligence level throughout life

  3. Provides additional exposure to maximizes a child's cognitive development

  4. Benefits academic progress when transitioning into Kindergarten and narrows achievement gaps (through mastering basic skill development)

  5. Develops a child’s sense of achievement and provides a competitive advantage

 

 

Our Classrooms

 

Children are grouped according to age and developmental maturity: infants (6 weeks-15 months), toddlers (15-23 months), two year olds (24-35 months), Pre-K (3-4 years old), Advanced Pre-Kindergarten (4-5) year olds and Kindergarten (5 years old turning six over the course of the school year).

 

Each classroom has assigned teaching staff who have primary responsibility for that group of children. These teachers provide ongoing personal contact, meaningful learning activities, supervision and immediate care as needed to protect children’s well-being. Children stay with the same set of teachers until they move to the next age group. This allows time for relationships to develop and provides a sense of continuity for the children.

When it is time for children to move to the next age group, families are notified of the upcoming move before it happens. When possible, children spend a transition period, the length of which may vary according to age, visiting their classroom; gradually increasing the amount of time they spend each day in the new classroom.

 

Additional Information Regarding the Curriculum

 

The curriculum resulting from these guidelines is multifaceted, providing opportunities for the development of social and emotional skills, gross and fine motor skills, and perceptual and cognitive readiness. Sound health and nutritional practices are emphasized. Safety is stressed. Through teacher/child interactions, children learn language and problem-solving skills. Children are offered a program rich in assorted activities. Choices alternate between quiet and active play, both indoors and out to keep the children stimulated, interested and relaxed.

 

See the detailed curriculum outlined for each age group under programs.

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Little Hands Learning Center Academy

10126 South Western Avenue

Chicago, IL 60643
Tel:  (773) 445.1900
Fax: (773) 445.4820
M – F:  7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

LHLC's Ma-Mere Institute

2324 West 111th Street

Chicago, IL 60643
Tel:  (773) 445.9000
Fax: (773) 445.4820
M – F:  7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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