At Luv, Learn-n-Laughter we provide a structured, nurturing and loving environment where children learn naturally and easily.
Our program has a child centered, developmentally appropriate curriculum. Because a child's growth is most rapid during the first 9 years of life, our program promotes these important aspects of growth: social, emotional, physical, and cognitive. Children develop as a whole with each area of development enhancing the other.
*We recognize that each student is a unique individual with varied backgrounds, experiences, cultures, and rates of development.
*We want to help children develop to their fullest potential. We feel it is our responsibility as teachers to provide opportunities and experiences to promote children's growth in all areas.
*We strive to help children develop a positive self image. We believe in doing so, they will in turn treat others with love and respect. At Luv, Learn-n-Laughter we believe the more realistic experiences children have, the greater the value and opportunity for learning and remembering.
*We provide children with multi-sensory experiences which are fundamental to creative learning. We help to develop creative thinking by providing materials and by asking plenty of open ended questions. Open ended questions promote feelings of independence, of being in control and making choices.
*We also offer children experiences and activities that are personally meaningful, relevant, and of interest to them to help the children apply what they have learned to new situations they encounter in real life. It is our goal and hope that your child will have fun while learning, build habits, and share experiences which will help him/her learn future skills.
Some of the goals we strive to achieve at Luv, Learn-n-Laughter are:
1.To foster a positive self image.
2.To encourage children to think, reason, question, and experiment.
3.To encourage pro-social behaviors such as cooperation, respect, helping others, taking turns, talking to solve problems, and following directions.
4. To respect cultural diversity.
5. To express their feelings, thoughts, and needs through singing, language, drawing, movement, music, and play.
6. To develop a positive attitude toward learning.
7. To encourage independence as the child is ready.
8. To develop neatness and manners appropriate for their age.
9. To encourage and demonstrate sound health, physical fitness, safety, and nutritional practices.
10. To teach the whole child: social emotional, physical and cognitive, with as much "Hands-on" experience as possible.
Parents are a very important part of our program. Parents may volunteer their time and services in a variety of ways. Join us for field trips or share your skills and talents with us. Our door is always open to our parents and we welcome your comments and suggestions. We send home monthly newsletters, calendars, menus, and schedule periodic parent conferences to discuss your child's progress. We also inform parents of what their child did each day and any special events that took place. In addition, events and notices are posted on the parent bulletin board to keep you up to date on center happenings. We will work together to ensure the best possible learning environment for your child.
Luv, Learn-n-Laughter is designed specifically for a day care, meeting all of the strict standards of the local building, fire, and health inspectors. We are licensed by the State of Ohio.
The center has all the equipment selected specifically to meet the developmental needs of the whole child. The children participate in fire and tornado drills on a monthly basis. All materials and equipment are regularly tested for safety. The center is 10,000 sq feet and has 2 Nursery rooms, 2 Toddler classrooms, 4 Preschool classrooms, and 2 School Age Classrooms. We also have 2 kitchens where all our healthy meals are prepared for the children. Our new playgrounds are 15,000 square feet surrounded by a beautiful fence.
We use approved materials under all playground equipment to reduce risk of accidental injury. The playground equipment was specifically selected to enhance motor development and promote physical growth.
At our center, degreed and experienced teachers provide individual attention needed for your child. Teachers are dedicated and professional and they are carefully selected for their knowledge and sensitivity to the needs of young children. References are checked thoroughly and in-service training is required. Staff members are fingerprinted and trained in first aid, child abuse recognition, CPR and communicable disease recognition. Teachers meet on a monthly basis to plan and evaluate programs, and they attend workshops on Early Childhood Education continuously.
MEALS ARE PROVIDED
A nutritious breakfast, am snack, pm snack and lunch are provided by the center. Lunch everyday consists of a variety of protein, bread, fruit, vegetables, and milk. Parents are welcome to eat lunch at the center with their child. All cooking is done at the center by our cook. All baby food and formula (Similac w/Iron) is provided for the infants.
Stacy and Jason Aker have been married for 20 years and have 2 daughters and 2 dogs. They have owned Luv, Learn-n-Laughter since 2003. Stacy has a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Indiana University of PA and has a current teaching license. Stacy's prior experience includes teaching 3rd, 6th and 8th grade, Pre-school and has over twenty years of experience as a child care administrator.