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Lake City Jr Academy

111 E Locust Ave
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814-3424

(208) 667-0877


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"LCJA's early learning program embraces the philosophy of the “power of play.� Since children learn through observation and modeling, parents and teachers are encouraged to join the child in becoming an academic team at home and school.
Children learn best in an environment that teaches to the multiple intelligences. This philosophy fosters a child-centered, multi-sensory, non-graded approach to academics. We believe play is the “work� of a young child; therefore, a young child will learn best through music, art, games, and creative play.

The initial concept of any activity is presented as a group game and necessary practice occurs before evaluation is required. When mastery of the concept is necessary, it is done in game form and is then sent home where the activity can be reviewed and enjoyed between parent and child. Thus the teacher and parent become partners in the child's educational experience.

Playschool is dedicated to:

Establishing the right of every child to learn in a style and individual time frame that assures scholastic success.
Developing skills that foster independent, responsible learners.

Excerpted from the preschool's website