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Exceptional Little Leaders Academy
Exceptional Little Leaders Academy (ELLA) bases its philosophy on each child’s total development. We provide an enriching atmosphere which enables the child to develop socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively. We offer a learning environment which provides developmentally appropriate practices designed to stimulate these areas of growth. The children are involved in first hand experiences and opportunities for self-exploration and discovery. They are encouraged to explore the world around them through free play and directed activities. Learning through play is the heart of our curriculum. Lesson plans are introduced through structured themes with the children’s interests in mind. Through play children learn about themselves, others and the world around them.
Exceptional Little Leaders Academy staff believe children and parents are to be respected and treated with courtesy, dignity, patience and compassion. Our well-educated caregivers regard early childhood experiences with the respect and commitment they deserve. The staff work to share this attitude with parents. We believe children who feel loved, can love others. We believe children who are guided with patience and gentleness learn to trust. Children who have the opportunity to make some of their own decisions develop self-confidence and a sense of responsibility. We’re committed to working with parents so this becomes a reality for children at home and school. Staff believe children in an enriched environment learn about the world’s diversity. When allowed meaningful interactions with peers and adults, children explore and develop their unique talents; talents that benefit society as a whole. Throughout the whole learning process, we believe parents are children’s first teachers. Therefore, we work to support parents in their efforts to guide children’s development.