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716-926-8567 | Village of Hamburg Location
716-649-2545 | South Park Hamburg Location
716-926-8567 | Orchard Park Location

Comprehensive Learning Plans

From Excellent Educators

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Our Programs

A Leap in Learning emphasizes the importance of child care with age-appropriate activities that help a child develop academically, socially, and emotionally. Our teachers and administrators in Hamburg and Orchard Park, NY are highly experienced in education. They continuously educate themselves on new practices in the Early Childhood Education field. In fact, they have the opportunity to travel to national conferences several times a year to learn about these new practices. 

A Leap in Learning is NYS certified and a nationally recognized trainer in the field of Early Childhood Education. Our leadership takes a very active, hands-on role to ensure our children are receiving the best child care possible.

 

We now offer hybrid & virtual learning support. Contact us to learn more!

State Certified Child Care – NYS Common Core Standards for Pre-K – Age-Appropriate Activities – Experienced Teachers – Strict Safety Policies – Dietician Approved Menus – Parent Communication – Affordable Rates

Creative Curriculum®

A Leap in Learning utilizes The Creative Curriculum®. This is a comprehensive research-based curriculum that features exploration and discovery as a way of learning; enabling children to develop confidence, creativity, and life-long critical thinking skills. 

The curriculum is designed to help educators plan and implement developmentally appropriate, content-rich programs for children with diverse backgrounds and skill levels. It is focused around 38 objectives for development and learning that will provide children with a well-rounded education. 

The framework that guides the Creative Curriculum® has routines and experiences at its center. The routines and experiences that structure each day, and the responsive care and teaching provided during these times, are what enable children to develop secure attachment with the important people in their lives and gain confidence in themselves as learners.

6 Weeks to 18 Months

Program Overview

Program Overview

Our loving caregivers will provide your infant with incredible care that you can feel good about. Your baby will be welcomed into a warm and sensory-rich environment, where they will be introduced to music, stimulating care, and vocabulary building experiences.

We cater our care to your child’s unique needs to ensure they grow and learn in a comfortable atmosphere.

Waddler Room

Waddler Room

A Leap In Learning was the very first center in the area to develop this unique program for our older infants. The Waddler Room allows for a smooth transition from infant to toddler by creating a “pit stop” along the way. Vocabulary is built through picture books, nursery rhymes, simple songs, and organized activities. Self-help skills will be encouraged as your child is introduced to serving utensils and sippy cups. Your child will also experience napping on a tiny cot as relaxing music is played while they are lulled to sleep.

Developmental Focus

Developmental Focus

Our curriculum focuses on a child’s development in the following areas: 

  • Social-emotional
  • Physical
  • Cognitive
  • Arts
  • Vocabulary Building
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19 Months to 36 Months

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Program Overview: Toddler 1 Room

Program Overview: Toddler 1 Room

Our toddler 1 room  focuses on your toddlers socialization skills in a new stimulating and engaging environment. Our teachers encourage your child’s growing language skills to communicate and express their feelings to both their teachers and classmates. 

Your toddler will participate in organized activities such as circle time, art, and center-based play. Children will begin to strengthen their fine and gross motor skills and begin to master their colors and shapes.

Program Overview: Toddler 2 Room

Program Overview: Toddler 2 Room

The toddler 2 room is designed to prepare your toddler for Pre-K success. There is a focus on letter and number recognition, as well as structured center play. Circle time will last a little longer and art activities will become more intricate as your child develops stronger fine motor skills. 

Communication will continue to be encouraged to allow your child to develop appropriate social skills and to explore their feelings. This helps give your child the ability to gain self-respect, self-confidence, and to problem solve. 

We work diligently with parents and caregivers to ensure success for your toddler. There will be daily outside time (weather permitting) to strengthen your child’s gross motor skills.

Developmental Focus

Developmental Focus

Our curriculum focuses on a child’s development in the following areas: 

  • Social-emotional
  • Physical
  • Cognitive
  • Language Skills
  • Master Colors & Shapes
  • Strengthen Fine & Gross Motor Skills
  • Arts

Pre-K: 3 & 4 Years

Program Overview

Program Overview

Using the Common Core standards for Pre-K and Kindergarten, we use a developmentally appropriate curriculum focusing on key areas that will create the building blocks for academic success in the years to follow. 

Our staff focuses on language arts, math, science, socialization, and reading readiness. There will be time allotted for free play, allowing for the continuous building of social skills and outdoor play (weather permitting) to continue to strengthen gross motor skills.

Curriculum for Pre-K

Curriculum for Pre-K

The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool provides Foundations and Daily Resources to create a cohesive curriculum that supports teachers throughout the entire year. The Foundation volumes provide the knowledge base of the curriculum, including best practices and the most recent research on early childhood development. 

The Daily Resources support teachers throughout their day to ensure they are providing intentional and developmentally appropriate learning experiences to each child. Our materials offer time-saving daily plans for teachers so they can focus the majority of their attention working with the children in their classroom. The ultimate goal of these tools is to provide a comprehensive curriculum, authentic assessment, ongoing professional development, and family connection opportunities.

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Kindergarten Readiness

Our Kindergarten Readiness program is designed for the Pre-K child who has missed the cut off for Kindergarten. Using the Common Core Standards for Pre-K and Kindergarten, we focus on phonemic awareness, sight words/dolch words, following multi-step directions, reading and writing skills, and science. 

We will also allow your child to explore their natural curiosity, creativity, and encourage independent thinking. There will also be time for art, free play, and outdoor play (weather permitting).

School Age

Before & After School Care

Before & After School Care

At A Leap In Learning, we provide before and after school care for our elementary school students, as well as care for days off of school, and school vacations. We provide safe, supervised care, in the ratios outlined by the NYS OCFS. With lesson plans that focus on your child’s interests, we encourage their artistic expression and natural intellectual curiosity.

A Leap In Learning’s School Age program also partners with Elderwood Village and the Franciscan Sisters to help our young students understand the importance of giving back to their community.

Summer Camp

Summer Camp

A Leap in Learning offers a summer camp full of activities and field trips to keep children active and engaged during their time off from school.

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What Parents Are Saying

“This place is great!  The director and staff are all so wonderful with my son.  He absolutely loves them and I wouldn’t think of taking him anywhere else!” – Stephanie G.

For more information about how to enroll your child in one of our programs, check out our parent resources.

Village of Hamburg Location

A Leap in Learning
79 Buffalo Street
Hamburg, NY 14075

Phone: 716-926-8567

Fax: 716-646-3903

School District: Hamburg

Hours:
Monday - Friday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

South Park Hamburg Location

A Leap in Learning
5197 South Park Ave
Hamburg, NY 14075

Phone: 716-649-2545

Fax: 716-649-2546

School District: Frontier

Hours:
Monday - Friday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Orchard Park Location

A Leap in Learning
5020 Armor Duells Rd, Suite 5
Orchard Park, NY 14127

Phone: 716-648-1144

Fax: 716-648-1145

School District: Hamburg

Hours:
Monday - Friday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM