Infants on Read Blvd.
We accept infants beginning at 6 weeks of age. We understand that it can be difficult to leave your infant in someone else’s care. But rest assure, our trained infant teachers will build a bond of trust with you and your baby. They will provide your child with a warm, loving atmosphere. Your child will experience and environment of specialized learning. Our infants participate in art, music, sensory, fine motor, gross motor, and dramatic play activities. The teachers also use simple sign language to start communication.
Although the infant room follows a very flexible daily schedule, each child’s day differs depending on his or her needs. Daily communication with the teachers is strongly encouraged. We also provide an “All About My Day” sheet detailing the activities, meals, diaper changes, bottles and naps of each child.
Lake Forest Toddlers
Lake Forest Toddlers is a transitional class between the ages of 12 months and 24 months. They are very busy little learner with lots of new things to explore. Our teachers channel that energy into things that help them to learn and grown. Teachers lead young toddlers through age appropriate activities to improve coordination, increase verbal and problems solving skills. More structure is introduced at this stage because children begin to learn to sit and eat at a regular table, nap on mats and play more freely with each other. The toddlers begin to verbalize their needs and often test their boundaries with their teacher and classmates. Teachers encourage these children to begin to clean up, wash hands, and help out around the classroom. Our toddlers are also taught to use sign language and are encouraged to talk and sing to develop their verbal skills. The children begin to play in learning centers. Lake Forest Toddlers also have art, music, sensory, fine motor, gross motor, language, and dramatic play activities daily.
Twos in the French Quarters
Twos in the French Quarters is our two year old classroom. They are between the ages of 24 months and 36 months. At this age children are inventors, problem solvers, discovers and dreamers. They learn about the world around them as they take things apart, put them together and ask lots of questions. Our two year old teachers follow the school curriculum and experience art, music, sensory, fine motor, gross motor, language and dramatic play activities daily. They also add sign language, simple Spanish, nutrition, math and simple science to their lessons. The children are encouraged to participate in class discussions and take on more responsibility in the classroom while keeping a strong sense of learning through play and socialization. We give them the guidance and the tools they need to explore and learn within a comfortable, secure environment. This room is also famous for being our “potty training room.” The children in this class are encouraged to use the potty during regularly scheduled diaper changing times, and we work closely with parents to train the child when he/she is ready. Our two year old class is the most structured room in our center. At this age, children are trying to learn many things at one time. Therefore, a scheduled routine is the key to this class success.
Orleans Avenue Threes and Fours
Orleans Ave. is our preschool old classroom. These children are 3 and 4 years old. Preschoolers are like sponges, they soak up knowledge. Their schedule is much busier with the addition of homework. Social, verbal, cognitive and physical skills are built through activities that engage our children. They are taught to be more independent and are expected to follow basic routines, such as hand washing and preparing themselves for nap, on their own. We want our children to stay excited about learning. So while we increase the focus on math, science, language, writing, sign language, art, music, Spanish, sensory, nutrition, fine motor, gross motor and dramatic play activities, we make sure it’s presented with a big dose of FUN!
Bourbon and Canal Street Pre K
Bourbon and Canal Street are our FREE Pre-K classrooms (qualification required). These children are 4 and 5 years old. Our Pre-K classes primary focus in getting our kids ready for Kindergarten. These classes have a Certified Early Education Teachers along with a Para Professional. Together, they utilize our school’s curriculum to develop the critical thinking and problem solving skills our children need to succeed in kindergarten, school and life. Their lessons deepen the understanding of basic academic concepts through exploration, investigation and play. We provide a place where children can challenge themselves and enjoy the thrill of discovery as they look forward to school. This class is open from 8am – 3pm. Before and after care services are available for a fee (see Services). You must register through the OneApp website (click here) using school code 751; school name Einstein @ Children’s Palace Learning Academy.
Royal Street Before and After School Program
We provide a Before/After School Program for children ages 4 years old to 12 years old. Our Before/After School Program was created from the request of the families in our center and families outside of our center that were interested in a high quality before and after school program. We provide a variety of activities, healthy snacks and a place where kids can relax and do homework all in a positive supportive atmosphere. When regular school is closed the Before/After School Program allows the children to attend Children’s Palace Learning Academy for the full day. The children will then experience math, science, language, writing, art, music, Spanish, sensory, nutrition, fine motor, gross motor, socialization and dramatic play activities. Parents have peace of mind knowing that their child(ren) are in a safe and loving environment.
Haynes Street Summer Camp
Haynes Street Summer Camp is for kids 4 years – 12 years. This camp offers the children a much needed break from their everyday routine of the school year. Our camp utilizes all nearby community resources such as the library and Joe Brown Park to provide memorable experiences. . The campers have lots to explore and create. Our added field trips supply endless possibilities for discovery and imagination brought to life. A weekly trip to Joe Brown Community Pool adds a nice refreshing touch too! Come join our extraordinary camp and we promise to make your child’s summer a memorable one!
Our cooking class offers a hands-on cooking experience where kids will eat what we make! This class is full of laughter and fun.
Karma Kids Yoga
We teach yoga to kids allowing them to use their imagination so animals, nature and the objects come “alive” in our classroom. As we move, we learn to stretch our bodies in new creative ways. Also, we learn self-control and to respect others.
Doodle Art Class
In this class, children develop new skills and talents while designing unique creations using a variety of wonderful art materials.
We incorporate ballet, free movement and performance skills for both boys and girls ages 2 and up.
We teach Spanish and/or French with children through music, games and hands-on activities.
We bring our classroom outdoors with garden books and teach a curriculum connecting kids to their food and community while nurturing a healthy planet.