State of California License Numbers 073400590 and 073400591
Step Ahead Learning Center provides early childhood education conducive to the total growth and development of children.
MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE CHILDREN
Step Ahead Learning Center accepts children without regard to race, color, creed or sex, who will benefit from programs that offer a balance of self-directive play and the opportunity to creatively express themselves. There is a strong emphasis on language development, cognitive skills, small and large motor coordination, and development of interaction between children and adults. Children benefit from sequential learning experiences that keep their curiosity and creativity alive.
AGES OF CHILDREN ACCEPTED
Acceptable ages of children at Step Ahead Learning Center are:
Infant Center 3 to 23 months
Preschool 2 to 4 years
Pre Kindergarten 4 to 5 years
DAYS AND HOURS OF OPERATION
Step Ahead Learning Center is open all year round Monday through Friday from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, except during public holidays and a few additional days as published in our calendar. The Infant Center opens at 7:00 AM.
We offer a variety of activities in Art, Dramatic Play, Science, Language, Water Play, Cooking, Music, Phonics, Small and Large Motor Skills, Math and Group Interactions. Our curriculum is developmentally scaled for each age group.
We also offer social activities based on holidays and other special events.
Food and nutrition services form an important element of the programs at Step Ahead. The teachers serve the children meals in family style, and encourage them to practice courteous behavior at the table. Food that is eaten together pleasantly, remains a great socializing tool throughout a child's life.
We serve Breakfast between 7:30 to 8:00 AM. Lunch is served at 12 noon. In addition, healthy snacks are provided in the morning and afternoon.
A two-hour rest and quiet period is offered to our children between 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM.
Step Ahead Learning Center places great emphasis on the selection of teachers who are warm and nurturing. We are responsive to the needs of our teachers. We provide supportive atmosphere to our staff through training, education, recognition and financial incentives that encourage every one to reach their full potential. All our teachers are qualified in Early Childhood Education (ECE).
ALL YEAR ROUND PROGRAMS
We offer child care programs year round. The school year program is from September to June. During the summer months we offer appropriate programs planned around summer themes. Optional programs available through us are gymnastics and dance/ballet.
KEEPING PARENTS INFORMED
We publish a monthly newsletter and an activity calendar to keep parents informed. Children's progress are evaluated twice a year. These assessments are followed by parent-teacher conferences.