Program Information

We take great pride in offering the best possible experience for the children entrusted in our care. Our nurturing staff is available and trained to assist your child as they learn about the world around them. We use a play-based curriculum that will prepare your child socially and academically for kindergarten. We promote frequent communication and working together as a team with parents to complete the framework of your child’s growth and development.

Learning Ladder's Exceptional Team

We are extremely proud of the teachers who are part of our program.

We have a well rounded staff that combines Early Childhood Educational degrees with numerous years of childcare experience. They delight in every discovery the children make and have a deep commitment to each student’s growth and well-being. Our owner, director and office manager work on site full-time and are available to assist families, oversee day-to-day operations, ensure the quality of the program offerings and provide staff development and support.

Curriculum

Child's Play

Learning Ladder uses The Creative Curriculum. This curriculum highlights the important balance between applying a general knowledge of child development with the particular knowledge a teacher gains by forming a relationship with each child and family. Our Curriculum is based on five fundamental principles.

  1. Teachers build trusting relationships and provide positive interactions with children to ensure a solid foundation for successful learning.
  2. Daily opportunities for social & emotional learning are built into the daily lessons in order for children to have many opportunities to make friends. Research has proven that this is a significant factor in school success.
  3. Building new skills by observing what a child already knows is implemented by planning constructive, purposeful play. This maximizes and supports learning opportunities.
  4. The physical environment affects the type and quality of learning interactions. Our classrooms and playgrounds are kid friendly with plenty of equipment in each learning center.
  5. Teacher–family partnerships promote development and learning with the benefits extending well into the future. Frequent communication, parent teacher conferences, assessments, and parent outreach activities are scheduled periodically throughout the year to build strong family connections.

The field of early childhood education has made great strides in identifying the building blocks of later school success. The Creative Curriculum uses these building blocks as the foundation for its philosophy, the objectives for children’s learning, and guidelines for teaching and working with families. The Creative Curriculum helps teachers interact with children in ways that promote development and learning, foster children’s social competence, support children’s learning through play, create rich environments for learning, and forge strong home-school connections. By meaningfully translating research into practice, The Creative Curriculum gives educators the tools they need to help all the children in their classrooms succeed in school and in life. Another benefit is that it aligns with Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards.

Kindergarten Readiness

Getting ready for kindergarten is an essential part of our curriculum. Along with learning academics in constructive play, there will be teacher directed activities each day. These activities will enhance literacy, math, music, science and creative art skills.

Daily Routine

Sample Daily Routine
6:3o Center Opens
7:00 Free Choice
8:15 Group Time
9:00 Breakfast
9:15 Bathroom
9:30 Discovery Time: Art, Dramatic Play, Sensory, Science, Math, Literacy
10:10 Music/Movement
10:30 Outside or Movement and Centers
11:30 Wash Hands/Independent Reading
12:00 Lunch
12:15 Bathrooms
12:30 Rest Time
2:15 Lights On/Bathroom/Group Rug Activities
2:30 Group Time
3:00 Snack
3:15 Outside or Movement and Centers
4:15 Group Puzzle
4:30 Centers
6:00 Center Closes