Through art; children learn to appreciate and develop their creative expression.
We offer a variety of movement activities to help children develop and improve their gross and fine motor skills as well as maintain personal space.
Reading is a fundamental component of our program at Little Friends Academy. Incorporated throughout our curriculum, 'friends' learn to recognize letter names and sounds through Letter Recognition.
'Friends' also learn Narrative Skills (describing things and events, telling stories), Print Awareness (noticing print, how to handle a book, how to follow words on a page), Vocabulary (naming things), Print Motivation (child's interest in books), and Phonological Awareness (ability to hear and play with smaller sounds in words) all through their exposure to Reading.
As we experiment and explore the elements of science, children learn to observe, investigate, and draw conclusions about the world in a systematic way.
Social Studies is another facet of learning that teaches children to share, cooperate, and participate with others while building meaningful relationships while exploring the enviroment/s in which they live.
Personal and Social Development
Interwoven throughout our entire program, these activities enable our “little friends” to develop a sense of who they are and their own capabilities to establish positive relationships with others.
Health and Safety
At LFA, we incorporate lessons in Health and Safety to help children make life choices that will enhance their physical well-being.
Music & Movement
Children learn to sing, play simple instruments, listen, and respond to music. They also begin to create and re-create moods and experiences in order to express their feelings through increasingly coordinated movement.