Program Classrooms & Curriculum
The LLESA Children's Center is the Premier Child Care for Laboratory Employees.
Our program is a relationship-based, responsive program that focuses on quality and consistency. From our Infant Program to our School-Age Program, each area is designed to meet the needs and interests of each individual child. Through bi-annual assessments, the teachers plan a play-based curriculum that is guided by the children's developmental stages and favorite activities. This continuity is carried from one program to the next by a team of teachers that communicate regularly. Our program philosophy is based on the theoretical ideology of Jean Piaget and Erik Erikson, as well as keeping up to date with the best practices in our field. A strong emphasis is placed on learning through play in a developmentally appropriate environment, guided by teachers that encourage the children to discover and explore every day.
You may be wondering - what does a quality program look like? Here are a few of the things you should look for:
Today, our society is beginning to see that quality early care programs help to ensure a prosperous future for all of us. Here is a quote taken from the Preschool California website: "From economics to neuroscience, education to public policy, a vast body of research demonstrates that early education matters. Early childhood provides a window of opportunity to dramatically shape a child’s brain when it is rapidly developing. In early childhood, children develop the linguistic, cognitive, social and emotional building blocks for later development. By the time they enter kindergarten, children who attend preschool are already ahead in early math and reading skills."
We are a quality Children's Center that can help prepare your child for the future. Here in the East Bay, most families are raising children while both parents work full-time. It is our job to help you do your job - when you are work, you can rest assured that your child is being taking care of and learning in a wonderful, caring environment.
Thank you for having (my son) at the Children’s Center this summer. He is really enjoying your program. As you are probably aware, there isn’t another facility or program in the Tri-Valley area that can hold a candle to yours. The quality of the staff, the spacious facility, the variety of toys, books, games, and activities provided for the children are marvelous. Most of all, I am thrilled with the way (my son) has blossomed under your care. The positive discipline helps the children to learn social etiquette, and at the same time helps to build their self esteem. It’s a safe environment where children can learn and grow. We are so pleased that he has been able to attend your program these last 7.5 years!