LCC follows a weekly theme calendar through the entire year. The themes are center-wide allowing the staff to include all children in certain activities. Each classroom adapts the theme to be suitable for the age group involved. Our teachers are concerned with developing themes to include math, science, language and literacy, art, social studies, and dramatic play. Both the toddler and preschool/Pre-K classrooms employ the use of Learning Centers through the day. We believe that center play provide opportunities for children to make choices, work with others, engage in hands-on activities, and become immerged in learning. The goal of Lederman is to instill the fundamental skills necessary for success in school and throughout their lives.
Our themes allow children to become engrossed in make believe and learning! Themes range from the Solar System to transportation, community helpers to author studies of Eric Carle and Dr. Seuss. The teachers create projects, change learning center activities, and produce lesson plans that encourage children to ask questions and use their distinctive natural interest to gain an understanding of the theme. Parents can find the themes on the monthly calendar in the -parent news- section of our website and are encouraged to discuss themes with their children!
Our staff is proud of the quality of work performed at LCC. The teaching staff closely supervises all experiences and guide children as they practice social skills. Our staff model appropriate behaviors by showing respect to all, including other adults, children, and proper use of toys and books. In modeling these actions, young children grow socially and emotionally! Our staff members receive training by New York State and attend mandatory yearly trainings. The American Red Cross certifies all staff in CPR and First Aid.