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Leaps and Bounds-Avon Lake

525 Moore Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012

Phone:
(440) 930-7777

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

The curriculum offered identifies goals in the following areas of development: Social, Emotional, Cognitive, and Physical. The center has monthly themes, letters, numbers, colors and shapes that they focus on with the children.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Teachers will work one on one with child and track child's progress.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Leaps and Bounds Child Care Center understands and strives to provide an environment that is comfortable for both the children and their parents and/or guardians.
The staff, along with the Director, interacts with the children on a continuous basis. Communication is one of the key elements that are employed both within the staff and all the families we serve. We understand the importance of peace of mind and work to provide it. Children are the number one concern to the Leaps & Bounds' staff members and everything within the center is based on the needs and safety of all the children entrusted to our care.
The philosophy behind our curriculum is that young children learn best by doing.

A Typical Day

6:30-8 Arrival, Free Choice Activities
8-8:15 Wash Hands, Set Table
8:15-8:45 Morning Snack, Clean Up, Quiet Activities
8:45-9:15 Circle Time (Story, Language/Literature)
9:15-10 Daily Activity (Arts and Crafts)
10-10:15 Restroom, Wash Hands
10:15-11:15 Gross Motor (Indoor/Outdoor)
11:15-11:30 Wash Hands, Prepare for Lunch
11:30-12 Lunch, Clean Up
12-12:30 Restrooms, Cots, Quiet Book Choice
12:30-2:30 Quiet Time (Nap or Rest)
2:30-3 Afternoon Snack, Restrooms, Wash Hands
3-3:15 Circle Time (Music and Movement)
3:15-4:15 Gross Motor (Indoor/Outdoor)
4:15-5:15 Daily Activity (Math, Science, Discovery)
5:15-6:15 Free Choice, Restrooms, Home

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Teachers will work one on one with child, track child's progress

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

Parents are welcome to visit and tour with child as often as they would like. Parents are encouraged to talk about and drive by the school before starting.