The Neighborhood Learning Center’s curriculum is centered on Christian principles and based on current child development research. The key is allowing children to explore, play, and learn new things through trial and error, guided activities, and instruction.
Teachers use a theme-based curriculum to break the academics down into smaller units to help make things easiest for the children to learn. The children’s developmental levels are then matched by the teacher to the provided curriculum.
Monthly themes are broken down by the week so that teachers can focus their lessons, stories, academics, crafts, and activities around that theme. These themes can be seasonal or related to upcoming celebrations, Christian holidays, or things that are generally interesting to children such as community helpers, transportation, animals, etc.
The themed-based curriculum threads throughout the day, giving children plenty of time to absorb the lessons.