When your children attend Learning Ladder, we want them to enter a warm and nurturing environment where they will feel safe and secure. We want them to know that they are valued as individuals, that they will be cared for, and that they can feel comfortable expressing themselves.
At Learning Ladder, we believe that play facilitates learning. Play clarifies concepts, provides emotional relief, and creates delight. Play also allows for the strengthening of social skills, problem solving strategies, and so much more. For this is a place where they will not only grow academically, but build friendships with their peers.
Making learning fun instills a love of learning and provides a strong base for the school career ahead of them. All children have unique personalities and learning styles. Therefore, our team of teachers are constantly working to create a curriculum based around their needs and interests, while also preparing them academically. Our educators will work to develop each child’s intellectual curiosity as well as social-emotional, motor, self-help, and independent play skills.
Our teachers use a hands-on approach to encourage the children to participate in a variety of learning experiences, both open-ended as well as structured, where they will work individually, in small groups, and in large groups. We also strive to promote diversity by addressing it and acknowledging its value. We will work to gain understanding of other cultures around the world through a number of different activities and events. The first responsibility of our teachers, however, is always to maintain the well-being of each child. Only after this can we guide their learning experiences and help them grow to their full potential.
Learning Ladder also believes that parental input is important to each child’s growth and development within the program. Children learn best when they know their parents and families are invested in their education. We encourage an open door policy with our parents so they may share in their child’s experiences. We provide a variety of ways for parents and families to be involved, not only through attending parent-teacher meetings and open houses, but also through sharing cultural backgrounds and providing support to the program as a whole. We value the diversity that can be found in all of our families and encourage them to share their cultural traditions and experiences with all of their child’s classmates. All of this helps us to create a strong school community in which your child can thrive.