early learners（ages 2-4）
LBA Early Learners Program IS A THEME-BASED ENGLISH Language Program. WE BELIEVE THAT young learners SHOULD develop SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL, PHYSICAL, AND PRACTICAL SKILLS THAT ARE ESSENTIAL FOR THEIR futures. WE PROVIDE THEME-BASED ACTIVITIES WHERE learners acquire AND APPLY THESE VALUABLE SKILLS.
WE HOPE TO MOLD STUDENTS THAT ARE RESPONSIBLE AND OF EXCELLENT CHARACTER BY MODELING GOOD BEHAVIOR, GIVING, MAKING CHOICES, EXERCISING INDEPENDENCE. We allow students to learn from failures and work through MISAPPREHENSIONS by SUPPORTING THEM IN THEIR STRUGGLES.
Early childhood is a significant phase in each child’s life. It is a time for remarkable physical, mental, and social development that a child will use for the rest of his/her life.
We in the LBA Early Learners program are committed to provide a nurturing environment where your child will feel happy and safe and enjoy their first experience of school.
We support Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple intelligences that says intelligence is a pluralistic phenomenon, rather than a static structure with a single type of intelligence. Gardner believes that one form of intelligence is not better than another; they are equally valuable and viable. (Gardner, 1983) We believe that each child is unique, so they are to be accommodated individually by providing differentiated activities and age appropriate lessons.
Learning by Playing
LBA believes that a student’s success depends on education that treats higher order skills like the ability to think, solve complex problems or interact critically through language and media, and these skills are acquired most effectively through socialization and play.
Our learning centers vary and some centers require them to mix with other students their age.
Literacy includes but is not limited to oral language, alphabet code and phonological awareness, and print knowledge.
Math includes but is not limited to number sense, patterns and shapes, measurement, language of math, and spatial relations.
Art helps children develop cognitive, social, and motor abilities. Friedrich Froebel, the father of kindergarten, believed that young children should be involved in both making their own art and enjoying the art of others. We expose our students to processed art, post their artworks, and go to museums for students to appreciate others’ works of art.
Problem solving, imagination, self-expression, mathematics, continuity and permanence, creativity, science, self-esteem, social and emotional growth, and fine motor development are just some of the things that children learn through playing blocks.
Science and Discovery Center
For small children, science is an extension of their everyday world. They are naturally wonderers, explorers, and discoverers. We provide weekly science experiments and discoveries that are related to the month’s theme.
Role Play Center
Role play is a very important part of a child’s education. Imagination is a powerful tool which is innate to most children. LBA equips children with spaces, scenarios, props, and the support they need to explore their real or imaginary world.
Music and Instruments
Not only does music boost brain power, but it is also beautiful and enjoyable. We provide many different kinds of music activities for our early learners and give them chances to enjoy and appreciate sounds. We also teach them how to use basic music instruments.
FINE MOTOR AND MOVEMENT
It is important for young learners to develop the small muscles in their fingers, hands, and arms to be ready for more complex tasks. Movement benefits the whole body, not just arms, legs, and lungs. LBA provides opportunities for young learners to develop in these areas.
Our sample schedule
Our year theme
We have monthly theme where center activities evolve. These themes start from simple to a more complex ones to allow us to integrate the curriculum and plan our learning centers.
September: All About Myself
October: Superheroes and Book Characters
November: Fall and Thanksgiving
December: Christmas Around the World
January: Winter and World Culture
March: Dinosaurs and Transportation
April: Fruits and Vegetables
May: Animals and Earth Day
June: Dr. Seuss