Our curriculum goal at LPP is focused around teacher- and child-initiated learning activities in eight main curriculum content areas (approaches to learning):
Large and small group activities, as well as teacher and child directed activities, allow children to explore their world.
Language & Literacy Goals
Physical & Health Goals
Cognitive Development Goals
Social Studies Goals
Virtues are an important part of our curriculum.
We work on our virtues through reading stories, art, dramatic play and discussing what our virtues means and how we can practice them. Virtues that we work on include: Love, Friendliness, Caring, Respect, Patience, Gentleness and much more. The Virtues Project helps the moral development of the child, so that we can raise a generation of loving and kind citizens. Parents can also work on the virtues at home each week, by discussing with their child how they can practice that virtue at home.
Assessment is the process of gathering information about children in order to make decisions about their education and personal growth. We obtain useful information about children’s knowledge, skills and progress in social and emotional growth by observing, documenting and reviewing children over time. We have a very comprehensive assessment time line throughout the year such as phone conferences, written Fall assessments, Winter conferences, and Spring conferences.
We have two parent-teacher conferences throughout the school year. Parents receive a written conference worksheet with an individualized learning plan for each child. Also, California Standard assessment “Desired Results” is filled by teachers and will be shared with the parents during parent-teacher conferences. The fall parent-teacher conference helps parents to look over their child’s work samples, checklists and teacher observations. The spring parent-teacher conferences follow up with child’s growth and development along with teachers’ suggestions for child’s next educational steps.