Educating our children is an important goal at Little People's
College. We take great pride in our educators who rise to the
challenge of ensuring that each child develops at his/ her own
pace. Collaboration with the public school systems in our
districts assures us that our children enter elementary
education with the appropriate school readiness skills.
Learning happens throughout the day at Little People's College.
Please review our program pages to become more familiar with
the curriculum in each type of care.
We assembled our curriculum team in 1996. With seven Bachelor’s
degrees and a combined 157 years of LPC experience, our team
includes a coordinator and at least one specialist in each type of
care: infants, toddlers, preschool, pre-kindergarten and school age.
With the constant changes that occur in education, a member of
our team maintains contact with our area school departments to
insure our curriculum will successfully prepare our children for
the next level of education.
We believe that our comprehensive training program is
the key to our success. The educational training begins
immediately. A newly hired staff member engages in a
mentoring program, designed by our curriculum team. We
develop an individualized training plan for each member of our
team, recommending specific trainings, workshops or courses
to enhance their skills.
In addition to trainings and workshops presented throughout
the area, we internally offer more than 100 hours of training
annually, including four five-hour conference style trainings
and one full day conference training.
A curriculum team member reviews all activities and lessons presented in the classroom. The
team holds two-hour monthly meetings and /or trainings for each age level of our teaching teams.
Our curriculum team provides individual support and on-site training to strengthen teaching
performance by working in the classrooms alongside our educators.
While onsite, our team observes the children to insure that the curriculum is motivating,
appropriate and reflective of the children’s interests.
Our curriculum team monitors each classroom, checking to be sure supplies are sufficient and
materials are in top condition. When changing the layout of a classroom, our curriculum team
works together with our teaching team to maintain our high standards that each of the centers
is conducive to learning.
Separate and apart from those trainings are two-hour monthly meetings with the curriculum
team for each age level of our teaching team. The Department of Early Education and Care
requires each staff person to attain 20 hours annually. We proudly proclaim that our teaching
team far exceeds that requirement.
We seek out the individuals who are dedicated to caring for and educating children and help
them to develop into the best that they can be. For this reason, we contract with a local college
to assist the members of our teaching teams to pursue their degrees. For those educators who
already hold degrees, they can continue their growth with these courses or they can opt to take
Master’s level courses.
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