The philosophy behind Lissa’s Learning Ladder is simple. Investing in children is investing in the future. It is a proven fact that quality early childhood experiences help prepare young children for elementary school and most importantly, life. We focus on providing a high quality preschool experience for each and every child that enrolls in our educational program.
At Lissa’s Learning Ladder, we believe that children grow and develop at their own pace. Our educational program provides children with access to a variety of engaging activities that encourage independence and enhance growth and development. All of our activities are age appropriate, anti-biased and focused on each child’s individual needs. Our educational programs have been designed to promote the overall growth of each child’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social skills.
We believe that parental involvement is crucial in every child’s development. No one knows a child better than his or her own parents. Our doors are always open and we will commit ourselves to offering parents a variety of opportunities to participate in their child’s learning experiences. We are dedicated towards building positive, lasting relationships with the children and families of our community.
Boise Childcare and Child Development Educational Services
A top notch education is the focus of Lissa's Learning Ladder. Each child is devoted the necessary time and effort to learn and grow.
Lissa’s Learning Ladder’s child to staff ratios will be lower than City regulation requirements. These low ratios will create a smaller group size and increase the opportunity to meet each child’s individual needs.
Our preschool program is designed to support our students in mastering basic skills and concepts including shapes, number and letter recognition, fine motor control including cutting with scissors and handwriting and of course social and emotional skills to support in the development of language and friendships.
Our kindergarten readiness program goes beyond basic preschool. We teach our students how to write their first and last names, upper and lower case alphabet letters, their phone number, address and birthday. We also focus on patterning, sorting, sequencing, detection of rhyme, phonemic awareness and simple sight words.
Our classroom schedules and curriculum have been designed to balance academic activities that support cognitive development with free play opportunities that encourage children to play through their imagination and build strong social emotional skills. We organize music and movement activities or group games that get children moving their large muscles and exercising for good health. Our frequent art activities allow children to create with a variety of materials as they express themselves and how they view the world around them. Overall, our main goal is to help each individual child grow and develop at their own pace and succeed in a positive, nurturing and stimulating environment.
Preschool Progress Reports
Developmental progress reports will be completed on each child every 6 months. Teachers will have time to observe and record each child’s progress and put it into a written report. They will then schedule time to sit down and talk with parents one on one.