WHat's available for my child?

Your children are our priority here at Little Life's! That's why we work so hard on carefully crafting our programs to maximize not only learning time, but health and growth development. Take a look at the range of our programs!

INFANTS

The Infant Room will provide a loving and nurturing environment for children ages 6 weeks to 1 year old. The infants will have no set schedule. Teachers will care for the child's needs while following the guidelines set by the parents on the Infant Care Instructions form. Each infant maintains his or her own routine for eating, sleeping, and playing. This age group focuses on proper childhood development through the teaching of sign language, singing, word recognition, and motor skills. There is plenty of time for music and story time in the infant room. Parents are certainly welcome to come throughout the day to sit in our cozy rockers and rock their babies.

TODDLERS

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our toddler care program helps them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. 
Our unique early childhood curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through hands-on experiences. 

Each day is filled with fun activities that excite and help toddlers develop in ways that give them the comfort and confidence to grow and develop both cognitively and socially. 


In addition to caring for your toddler, everything we do is designed for learning.

1 Year Old Program:

The 1-year-old class is a transition room for the infants to become toddlers. Teachers assist the young toddlers as they begin to learn more independently. This room will still provide the needed flexibility for each child that allows him/ her to transition as he/she needs.


There are two classes for one-year-olds. The first is for children ages 12-18 months and the second is for children ages 19-24 months. Both classes follow an age-appropriate curriculum that focuses on fine and gross motor skills, music, relational skills, appropriate play, art, and sign language, as well as color, number and shape recognition. 


2 Year Old Program:


The 2-year-old rooms are the transition rooms for toddlers as they become preschoolers. These rooms work with children individually to help them potty train. 


Curriculum is implemented to ensure children are receiving the education they need to start preschool. The curriculum focuses on basic numbers, letters, shapes, and color recognition. The teachers also work with children on their self-help skills and social behaviors. At this age, each child develops differently. The teachers work with the children to ensure they are reaching appropriate and meaningful development goals and getting the best education possible for them. 


There are three 2-year-old classes: one for beginner twos, the next is for potty-training twos and the third is for 2 year olds who are potty trained. This last room is a combination of older 2 year olds and younger 3 year olds, and it introduces the structure of a preschool classroom.


3 Year Old Program:


This room supports the development of the child to gear him/her towards Kindergarten. The curriculum in this room fine-tunes letter, number, shape, and color recognition. 


In this room, the children start working on their writing and reading skills. They learn science and math as well as begin to learn more about different cultures in social studies. They are given multiple areas for interactive activities and are encouraged to play in activity centers which helps the children to develop socially, physically, emotionally, and educationally. This room helps each individual claim his/her independence while guiding the child  towards good decision making in daily activities.

Pre-k program

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they feel ready to take on the world. Our preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. 

Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, preschoolers develop early literacy, mathematics, science, and social skills. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active, too. In addition to child care, everything we do is designed for pre-school education.

The Pre- K room is focused on getting the children ready for their first day of kindergarten. This classroom puts a strong emphasis on language, writing, and social development while also working to promote interactive play. This classroom works with children to improve listening skills and encourages creativity from each child both on an individual level and as a group. The Pre-K room follows the Louisiana State guidelines for curriculum. The children are taught to write their names and addresses, count to 10 forward and backward, and to recognize colors, numbers, letters, and basic shapes. They are taught to make scientific observations and much more. The curriculum is very hands-on with activities such as singing programs, exercise, nature walks, and 3-dimensional art.


NUTRITION

Meals


Little Life's provides breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack to all children at the center. Parents have the option of providing a healthy, well-balanced meal/snack for their children. All food served at the center is kid-friendly and meets all nutritional guidelines. Breakfast is served at 8:30. If your child is unable to be at the center by this time, you are asked to feed him/her breakfast before arriving at the center.


If your child does not like a meal/snack on a particular day, you are welcome to provide a nutritious replacement. Little Life’s Learning Center is not responsible for the nutritional value of snacks provided by parents.


Due to great variation in the needs and dietary habits of children and doctor/parental preferences, we ask that parents provide all food for infants and toddlers until they are able to eat the food on our menu without special accommodations.


Please notify the teacher and office personnel if your child has any special diet due to religious or health reasons. For religious dietary restrictions, please write a note explaining the restriction. For health restrictions, please have your child’s physician write a note with an explanation. We will do our best to honor these restrictions, and you are more than welcome to bring a nutritious replacement.


Allergies and Special Menus


No food with peanuts or any trace of peanuts will be allowed on the premises. If you choose to provide your own meal on any given day, please check your child's bag lunch to make sure that it does not contain any peanuts or nuts for the safety of other children. If your child has a special dietary need or food allergy, it must be put in writing on the Child Master Card on the Enrollment Form. If a child has allergies or is on a special diet, we will try to accommodate the child. If no accommodations can be made, the parents will be responsible to provide a nutritional bag lunch each day.


Treats


Parents are allowed and encouraged to bring in a special treat for their child’s birthday or a holiday. Treats brought into the center must be store-bought and free from traces of peanuts.


Child and Adult Care Food Program


Little Life's Learning Center has received a grant via the Child and Adult Care Food Program. This helps us to prepare quality nutritious meals for our students. We are on a 4-week cycle menu that has a variety of meals. A CACFP MEAL APPLICATION must be filled out for each child.