Curriculum Based Early Childhood Education

The JLU curriculum meets and exceeds NY state early education standards.  Using her strong educational background and experience in early childhood education, the center director develops and continuously monitors the curriculum for classrooms at JLU program.  The director has successfully woven together age appropriate developmental goals, academic goals and faith fundamentals into a fun and engaging curriculum.


Each classroom has a general schedule that is followed throughout the day to address academic needs as well as the health and nutrition needs of the students in our care.  We believe in the importance of structured activities mixed with directed play throughout the day enhances the education of our students.  Our students thrive on the classroom routines that are in place daily at JLU.

The Pyramid Model - Social Emotional Readiness

JLU Child Care is proud to use the NYS Pyramid Model framework as a guide to help develop social emotional competence in our students.  The Pyramid Model is a three-tiered framework for supporting the social and emotional development of our children.  


The focus of our program planning is on promoting social emotional growth in each of our children.  We have adopted program-wide expectations that are used consistently and posted in all classrooms and common areas at JLU.


Click here to learn more about The Pyramid Model at JLU!

Educated and experienced teachers

JLU Child Care carefully screens and interviews teachers to ensure that they meet our high educational standards as well as have a heart and love for children.  Our educators regularly participate in advanced training sessions and professional development to ensure that they are always up-to-date with fresh ideas and sound teaching principles.  We're proud of our staff members and all that they do.


 Classroom teachers write their own lesson plans each week based on a theme and the curriculum components and they are sent home with students weekly.  Infant and toddler developmental progress is monitored by teachers and documented for the parents’ information.  Preschool and Pre-K students receive formal developmental assessments sent home in September, February and June so you parents can see how much their child has learned!

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