Message from the Director

For more than 40 years, Larchmont Avenue Church Preschool has provided a high quality first school experience promoting physical, social, emotional and intellectual development in children ages 2-5. The program is designed to meet the individual needs of the child in a developmentally appropriate manner through a carefully planned curriculum taught by Early Childhood professionals. We are a non-sectarian outreach program sponsored by the Larchmont Avenue Church.

At LAC preschool, we believe each child is a unique individual. We strive to provide a loving, nurturing and creative environment for children and are sensitive to their social, emotional, intellectual and physical needs. We provide developmentally appropriate programs that focus on the process of learning while also helping them to enjoy many other successful experiences. We encourage not just learning, but also the love of learning.

Our school is designed to provide a physical environment that is safe, clean, healthy and child-friendly. Classrooms are arranged to offer challenging play and learning choices at a range of developmental levels.

The strength of our program is the experience, expertise and dedication of our staff. We support the teachers with training, resources and the freedom to create a unique learning environment. We provide many opportunities for the teachers to share ideas and grow professionally. Our teachers create a caring and nurturing atmosphere that fosters each child’s creativity and positive self-image.

We believe in positive methods of behavior guidance. We establish consistent and appropriate limits to help children function in their world. Our programs are designed to develop in children a sense of independence and responsibility. We strive to strengthen each child’s own cultural identity, while instilling a respect for others.

Parents are the most significant adults in a child’s life. We strive to create a mutual respect between parents and teachers – a partnership for the benefit of the child. We encourage daily communication between parents and staff. Teachers provide a weekly newsletter to keep parents informed of class activities and parent/teachers conferences are held twice each year.

We would love to tell prospective families more about our programs by inviting you to make an appointment with me to tour our school. I hope to hear from you soon!