Programs

Learning Links

CURRICULUM:

Our curriculum is play-based, developmentally appropriate, and rich in language and learning experiences suitable for children of all abilities, temperaments, cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. Our low child to teacher ratios and highly qualified teachers foster an environment that supports growth through play, exploration, daily routines, and meaningful interactions with teachers and peers. Each day our teachers promote learning by building a sense of community within each classroom, creating an environment that is inviting, safe and easy to navigate by a young child while encouraging them to become critical thinkers.

Our play-based curriculum covers different areas such as circle time, music and movement, language, literacy, math, stem, social-emotional, sensory exploration, creative expression, and outdoor learning.

CHILD GUIDANCE:

At Learning Links, we use positive guidance which focuses on building up a child’s self-regulation, self-confidence and problem-solving skills. Teachers spend quality time every day talking and listening to each child. Teachers offer choices, redirect and scaffold children at age-appropriate level and help them find solutions to problems as a community.

MEALTIMES:

Our program provides nutritious snacks in the morning and afternoon each day. The snack menu consists of fresh and wholesome foods that are rotated often.

Lunch times are a particularly special time at Learning Links. Our teachers provide a relaxed environment focused on promoting positive relationships at the table and encouraging healthy habits. Families are asked to pack their child’s lunch each day.

NAP/REST TIME:

For children who join us for our full day program there is an opportunity to rest or nap.

OUTDOOR TIME:

Outdoor play is an important part of our program. Every morning and afternoon, children have opportunities to play outdoors, explore and discover new experiences in their environment, and practice their motor, social, and language skills when they run, climb, kick, and negotiate sharing, turn-taking, and rules for games with their peers.

INCLUSION PROGRAM:

Learning Links Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten programs are designed so that children of all abilities are included in the classroom environment. We believe that inclusion, which teaches the value of diversity in the community, can be learned at an early age. Our inclusive program attends to the whole child and seeks to enrich every child’s experience.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about our program. We look forward to having you join us soon.

All three centers provide preschool for children ages 2-5, and our Mountain View location also offers childcare for infants and toddlers. For more details specific to your child’s program, please visit the following pages:

Infant
Toddler
Junior Preschool
Preschool
Pre-Kindergarten
Special Education