To enhance and promote imagination and learning, the Academy is divided into individual rooms for specific age groups.
First, we have the Noah’s Ark Room, which is for infants six weeks to 12 months (Precious Lambs). To promote visual stimulation, this room consists of a mural of Precious Moments and Animals on the Ark. There is a no shoe policy for this infant room and designated areas for play and for breast feeding.
The Safari Room is for our youngest toddlers ages 12-22 months (Twinkling Toddlers),
The Under the Sea Room is for our children ages 22-36 months. The mural in this room has a whale, turtle and other underwater life forms. Learning centers offered include a dramatic play area, reading area, cozy corner, computer area, fine motor, gross motor items including puzzles, cars, blocks (small and large), legos, etc.
The Meadow Room has been designated for preschool children ages three to five years. This room consists of a mural with trees, flowers and grasslands with small animals and other meadow creatures including birds, insects and reptiles. Learning centers include dramatic play and kitchen area, art, reading, cozy corner, fine motor items (dinosaurs, blocks), gross motor (trucks, lincoln logs, wooden blocks), reading, board games, can games, puzzles, etc.
School age Before & Afterschool Program (5-12 years old)
The school-agers join us both in the mornings and afternoons. When Omaha Public Schools are closed, the school-agers attend our full-day service. This summer’s program theme is “Canvassing Our Future” and run Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. through Friday, August 17. Check back soon to learn more about the summer curriculum.
The eating area is entitled Lamb Chop’s Healthy Café. Children learn proper hygiene, table manners and how to make healthy food choices. The Academy participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program offering nutritious meals for breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack.
Available to all children is an outdoor, gated recess area complete with age appropriate playground equipment. There is a secondary gated patio area for the children to free play time. We also have three gardens as additional outdoor classrooms which include flowers, herbs and vegetables. The vegetable box garden includes the exploration of such vegetables as carrots, spinach, cabbage, turnips, onions, peas, corn, green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, and pumpkins.