GALLERY
Leap Forward Academy is a state-of-the art 7200 sq. ft. 3.5 acre daycare
and after school facility located on East Lake Road.

OUR TADPOLE PROGRAM
INFANTS
Our infant room provides a loving and safe Environment. Parents can be confidetent that their child is at a facility that feels like home away from home. AT LEAP Forward Academy, your child’s needs come first. We enforce a no shoes policy in our infant room to provide a clean and sterile environment. We recognize that every moment is valuable with your child therefore we will cuddle, rock and stimulate your child while developing the sense of trust. Our teacher will develop your child’s motor skill development which includes grasping, clutching, and movement along with sensory skills development which includes touching feeling and listening. We provide daily care reports with written documentation of each infant’s bottles, meals, diapering and naps. Developmental portfolios are kept on each child and are available for parent viewing. AT Leap Forward Academy parents feel secure with their infant in our center knowing their precious baby is being nurtured by qualified staff that sincerely cares!



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OUR LILYPAD PROGRAM
ONE YEAR OLDS
Our toddler Room provides a safe and loving environment. We enforce a no shoes policy in our toddler room to provide a clean and sterile environment. Leap Forward Academy teachers provide our toddlers with a safe, nurturing environment that allows each child to develop naturally, individually, and happily. Our specialized toddler curriculum provides activities that enhance social, physical, and emotional development. We provide the opportunity for toddlers to begin to explore art media, including crayons, chalk, and finger paint, and glue. They focus on the process of exploring, experimenting, and examining art media, rather than the finished product. Developmental portfolios are kept on each child and are available for parent viewing. We believe communication with parents is an important part of a child’s daily growth and development.


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OUR JUMPER PROGRAM
TWO YEAR OLDS
At Leap Forward Academy, our Jumper program is the next stage of development following our Toddler program. They are now independent, curious and into lots of exploration. Toys, equipment and programs are designed to encourage discovery and learning. A strong focus at this stage is potty training, which includes often asking if they have to go to the restroom and before you know it you have a potty trained child.
Jumpers have expanded their language skills and can communicate verbally .At this stage, independence dominates and exploration is their number one priority.
Our creative curriculum safely encourages Jumpers to pursue their priority of exploring. The classroom environment is designed to further enhance this inquisitive stage.


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OUR LEAPER PROGRAM
THREE YEAR OLD
This class is designed to prepare children for the pre-kindergarten classroom. This classroom introduces children to pre-reading and math concepts, prepares children to play cooperatively, and provides many opportunities for language development. The introduction of routines and rules allow for children to become more confident and independent within their learning environment. Teachers prepare group and individual activities within the Creative Curriculum lesson plan to foster each child's fine/gross motor development, cognitive development and emerging language skills. Teachers also individualize education for each child by creating a Child Specifics Goal Plan that is developed by parent suggestions and teacher observation.


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OUR ACHIEVER PROGRAM
FOUR YEAR OLD
The 4 year old classroom serves children ages 4-5. It is a pre-kindergraten classroom that is set up to introduce pre-literacy and pre-math skills needed for Kindergarten. It also focuses on building language, social, and fine/gross motor skills needed for classroom success in elementary school. Teachers use The Creative Curriculum for lesson planning and assessing children's development throughout the year. Teachers also individualize education for each child by creating a Child Specifics Goal Plan that is developed by parent suggestions and teacher observation



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OUR SCHOLAR PROGRAM
SCHOOL AGE AND MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM
Froggie Village is a child-size "village," complete with educational activities that encourage learning through play. At Froggie Village they will have the opportunity to experience a Department Store, Home Improvement Store, Police Station, Barn and Grocery Store. They will develop and have the opportunity to practice critical-thinking skills and engage in a variety of projects at Froggie Village such as learning about money, building, animal recognition and creative play. Our curriculum emphasizes small groups of activities which develops team work at this age. Our reading centers will allow children to experience high quality literature and express their feelings during circle time. State of the art computer lab will allow children to have supervised access to assist on projects and school work. We offer over an acre of outdoor playground which encourages outdoor fitness activities such as soccer, basketball, kickball and climbing.


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