Stepping inside a toddler classroom at Highlands Ranch Learning Center, visitors will be impressed by the sight of several children, too young to talk, yet excitedly using iPads to independently experience a favorite storybook. In another room, three year old children practice number sequencing skills using a game on a laptop computer. Throughout the center, children are happily engaged in exciting learning activities guided by experienced, highly-qualified early childhood educators.
With many of the top performing elementary schools in the state using Core Knowledge curriculum Highlands Ranch Learning Center maintains a distinct advantage in having incorporated Core Knowledge into programs for Preschool through Kindergarten when it first became available for early educators. Teachers use the comprehensive program to prepare children for success in reading/literacy, science, classical art and music, geography and mathematics. In classrooms for children four years old and up, additions to the curriculum includes Handwriting Without Tears, Everyday Mathematics and The Lucy Calkins Writing Project. All of these advanced activities take place while using developmentally appropriate hands-on techniques. The outcome is children who love to learn and are confident during their adjustment to elementary school.
This unique center is not just about academic achievement. Positive social skills are encouraged throughout the day beginning with infants and toddlers. Instruction in American sign Language allows the little ones to communicate with staff and each other, providing an important means for expression. Older children strengthen interpersonal skills through Core Virtues which teaches respect, patience, kindness, charity and other topics to promote positive behaviors and values within our society.
If you ask the children what they love best about their “school”, their answer will probably involve something to do with outdoor environment. Three huge.custom designed playgrounds, lush lawns,variety of play structures, bike track, and shade threes, nothing can compare. During the summer months part of the day is when children have swim time in the in-ground pool. Red Cross certified lifeguards provide a safe water experience with swim instruction available. Summer wraps up with a huge family picnic which includes synchronized swimming demonstrations provided by the children, as well as rides, carnival games, picnic food and lots of conversation.
Parents enjoy the fact that our on-site culinary master, Miss Cecilia, prepares fresh wholesome meals which include breakfast, lunch, and snacks, which are included in the weekly cost. Children like the fact that the food is yummy. Snacks such as fruit-dips, fruit smoothies, homemade, from-scratch whole grain granola bars, just to name a few. Lunches- even the pickiest eaters eaters enjoy, such as homemade macaroni and cheese , mini sub sandwiches, and vegetarian options. At Highlands Ranch Learning Center, the children enjoy nutritious and appealing meals every day.
To learn more about this incredible place, visit http://highlandsranchlearning.com or call the experienced management team at 303-346-7144. Because your children deserve the best!