Children's Center


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Monday Madness Newsletter - January 22

909-796-0161  ext. 4000

Welcome to Loma Linda Academy Children's Center. The staff at the center recognize your need for reliable child-care services, and it is our endeavor to meet your needs by providing loving, nurturing care for your child. We would like to work as a team with you as we share ideas and concerns about the growth and development of your child.

In addition to child care for children twelve weeks old through four years of age, the center provides valuable educational experiences and fosters growth and development in all aspects of the child's life–spiritual, social, intellectual, and physical. Children participate in activities designed to help them grow into independent, creative, confident, and thoughtful individuals who will be able to work effectively with adults and other children.
The Loma Linda Academy Children's Center has a working relationship with the Loma Linda University Medical Center and the Loma Linda University Church. It is licensed by the State of California Department of Social Services.

If you would like to be placed on our waiting list, you can print the form below and bring it to Loma Linda Academy Children's Center along with the $20 non-refundable fee.


We are pleased to provide the following to our program.

  • Classrooms are fitted with: an aquarium, art tables, bulletin boards, changing tables, circle time area, computer station, cubbies, eating area, learning centers, manipulatives, potty training facilities, reading center, science table.
  • Outdoor play areas are equipped with: fall zone material, playground equipment, picnic tables, sandbox, garden area.
  • We have a variety of animals including: rabbits, chicken, geese, turtles and fish.


Infants and Toddlers

This program emphasizes meeting the needs of the individual child ages 3 months to 24 months. Nurturing, loving, stimulating, and responsible care is provided. The staff works with the parents to develop an optimum schedule for the child. Toys and materials are provided to challenge, promote discovery, open up exploration, and bring about the development of new skills. A 1:4 teacher-child ratio makes careful observation and charting possible.


For preschoolers, ages 2 through 4 years old, the program emphasizes age-appropriate activities and experiences that will enhance spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development. We strive to help each child develop a healthy self-concept. Every child's creativity and individuality are encouraged and respected. The classrooms are staffed with a 1:8 teacher-child ratio, making teaching within quality care possible.


While there's no perfect formula that determines when children are truly ready for kindergarten, here is a checklist to see how many skills your child will work towards mastering in our pre-k room: count to ten; cut with scissors; trace basic shapes; speak understandably; identify some alphabet letters; recognize rhyming sounds; listen to stories without interrupting; button shirts, pants, coats and zip up zippers; sort similar objects by color, size and shape; look at pictures and then tell stories; understand actions have both causes and effects; and recognize groups of one, two, three, four, and five objects. The pre-k teachers want to encourage children to be independent, capable, and have an eagerness to learn. This room has a 1:12 teacher-child ratio.


The daily schedule begins with worship, there is indoor and outdoor playtime, teacher-directed learning, art, music, learning centers, creative experiences and story times. Each room develops its own curriculum based on the child's individual needs.


We are excited to offer our athletic program available to children 2-4 yrs. The children are instructed in a non-competitive environment on several popular sports. They learn the importance of practice and preparation. They also learn lessons in teamwork, sportsmanship, patience and perseverance.


All snacks and meals served are vegetarian. We offer a hot lunch program, at an additional charge, prepared fresh daily by a local chef. The children enjoy a healthy variety of lunch items.


LLACC teaches using the HighScope Program. The HighScope Curriculum emphasizes adult-child interaction, a carefully designed learning environment, and a plan-do-review process that strengthens initiative and self-reliance in children and young people. Teachers and students are active partners in shaping the educational experience. The HighScope Curriculum integrates all aspects of child and youth development. Using research-validated strategies, this approach enhances each young person's growth in the foundations of academics as well as in social-emotional, physical, and creative areas.

The Infant-Toddler Curriculum is based on the principle that children learn best through direct, hands-on experiences with people, objects, events, and ideas. During this active learning process, infants and toddlers are encouraged to discover the world around them by exploring and playing. Learning and development are anchored by long-term, trusting relationships with caregivers, who are close at hand to support the children as they play. Adults scaffold further learning as they interact with children throughout the day. The space and materials in HighScope infant-toddler settings are arranged to promote active learning within a safe, comfortable and secure environment. Each center is divided into areas organized around specific kinds of play and care, such as small toy area, book area, movement area, art area and spaces for diapering, meals, and naps. The areas are located around the perimeter of the room and the middle space is used for large-muscle movement. HighScope teachers give children a sense of control over the events of the day by planning a predictable yet flexible daily routine. The routine consists of arrivals and departures, choice times, group times, meals, and outside times. These common daily events are scheduled to accommodate the eating, sleeping, and bodily care cycles of each infant or toddler. The Infant-Toddler Child Observation Record (COR) enables caregivers and administrators to assess each child's progress and plan educational experiences that will encourage further learning. This assessment is designed to coordinate with the HighScope Preschool COR. In cases where programs serve a mixed age group, both instruments are used.

In HighScope's vision of preschool education, children are doers and problem solvers, and adults are partners who share in children’s discoveries and gently guide their learning. The HighScope Preschool Curriculum is built around 58 developmental milestones called Key Developmental Indicators (KDIs) in 8 curriculum content areas that are closely aligned with state and professional standards. The KDIs define what we teach; the hows are provided by our teaching practices for the classroom learning environment, daily routine,and adult-child interaction. Teachers set the stage for learning through a carefully planned physical environment and consistent daily routine. Within this structure, children are secure and self-reliant learners. The centerpiece of the day is HighScope's unique plan-do-review process, in which each child has a daily opportunity to make and carry out a plan and then reflect on what happened. This process strengthens the child's executive function — their ability to regulate and organize themselves so they can stay focused on what they have chosen to do and solve problems that arise.

  • Zoo-phonics uses Animals in the shapes of lowercase letters before teaching the actual letters for easy remembering
  • Zoo-phonics teaches the sounds of the letters through the animal names ("a" as in Allie Alligator, etc.), and letter sounds are taught before letter names.
  • Zoo-phonics teaches lowercase letters before capital letters. After all, reading materials are written 95% of the time in lowercase letters.


2017-2018 Activity Calendar


Please open each form and print. This is your registration packet that you will need to submit with your registration fee.




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Program Director: Julie Majestic M.Ed.
Tel: (909) 796-0161 ext. 4000
Fax: (909) 796-7279
Address: 25228 Shepardson Dr. Loma Linda, CA 92354