ABOUT LITTLE LODGE ACADEMY

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History & Philosophy 

Little Lodge Academy was founded in August 2015 and operates under an agreement with the Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties. Little Lodge Academy occupies space in the educational wing of the Unity Truth Center on Pine Hill Road in Port Richey, Florida along with Learning Lodge Academy’s Elementary Public Charter School.

 

The voluntary preschool program was developed after numerous requests from LLA families in an effort to keep siblings together. The program is strategically designed to prepare students for the collaborative and cooperative elementary learning environment. The teachers have received specialized training from Kagan Professional Development in delivering high impact structures, Kagan for Little Ones, throughout the day. This includes developing preschoolers' social skills and interactions through classbuilding and teambuilding to create a nurturing atmosphere. Additionally, it provides learning opportunities in the form of structures, or a predictable sequence of steps, to practice academic skills and content.

 

New families are excited to enroll in our VPK program as most students are accepted into our kindergarten program as space allows. VPK applicants are encouraged to apply via the "Apply Now" page. Should you have any questions about our program, you are welcome to reach out to the Learning Lodge office staff.

In August 2018, Little Lodge Academy will expand it's preschool to include 2 and 3-year olds as well as 4 years who are not eligible for VPK. We are excited that so many of our elementary school-aged students will have their much younger siblings join us on campus every day!

Daily Schedules

FREE VPK SCHEDULE (Morning Session):

8:30 - 9:00 Welcome/Centers

9:00 - 9:10 Clean Up Time

9:10 - 9:30 Circle Time

9:30 - 10:00 Recess

10:00 - 10:10 Bathroom

10:10 - 11:10 Table Centers

11:10 - 11:25 Story Time

11:25 - 11:30 Pack up to go home

IMPORTANT:

Refer to the Little Lodge Academy Preschool Handbook for additional information, including school closure dates.

2, 3 & 4-YEAR-OLD SCHEDULE:

SCHOOL DAY SCHEDULE:

8:30 - 9:00 Welcome/Centers

9:00 - 9:10 Clean Up Time

9:10 - 9:30 Circle Time

9:30 - 10:00 Recess

10:00 - 10:10 Bathroom

10:10 - 11:10 Table Centers

11:10 - 11:30 Story Time

11:30 - 11:45 Wash up for lunch

11:45 - 12:15 Lunch

12:15 - 12:30 Clean Up

12:30 - 1:30 Nap/Quiet Time

1:30 - 1:45 Circle Time

1:45 - 2:00 Recess

2:00 - 2:10 Bathroom

2:10 - 3:00 Table Centers

3:00 - 3:25 Wash up/snack time

3:25 - 3:30 Pack up to go home

Program Information 

Instructional Staff/Qualifications: Little Lodge Academy hires professionals who have met or exceed state requirements with a minimum of 40 hours of childcare training and CPR & First Aid. Staff are provided on-site professional development on an ongoing basis in order to provide high quality lessons that promote literacy and engagement using Kagan Cooperative Learning methods. Additionally, all VPK teachers have a Child Development Associate and participate in trainings provided the Early Learning Coalition. Teachers will deliver many lessons using the highly engaging cooperative learning techniques in order to prepare children for success in elementary school and beyond!

Curriculum: The Department of Education, Office of Early Learning, governs the curriculum and assessment requirements for the VPK Program. In an effort to provide all students with a high-quality preschool experience, the Little Lodge Academy staff apply a similar level of standard to the planning and implementation in other preschool classrooms.  Little Lodge Academy utilizes the Scholastic Big Day PreK Series and promotes character building with Kagan Cooperative Learning methods along with the 7 Habits of Happy Kids!

Dress & Appearance Policy: Effective for the 2018-2019 school year, preschool children will be required to follow the Learning Lodge Academy uniform policy. Shirts are available for purchase through One-Stop Shirts & More (located on State Road 54, New Port Richey). 

Lunch/Snacks: Little Lodge Academy will provide children with a morning and afternoon snack. (Snacks are not provided to VPK only students; however, they are provided to VPK students who are enrolled in the wrap=around program.) Parents must provide students with a nutritious lunch that includes an ice pack daily.

Records/Registration/Supplies: Health and Immunization records are required for registration along with a completed registration packet and applicable fees. The Health Examination Form (HRS Form 3040-Student Health Examinations) and Immunization Record (HRS Form 680 - Florida Certificate of Immunization) are required by law. Supply lists for 2, 3, & 4 year olds (including VPK wrap-around children and excluding VPK only children) will be provided upon registration. 

VPK Eligibility: Voluntary Prekindergarten is a free prekindergarten program for 4 and 5 year olds. Participating children must be 4 years of age on or before September 1. 

Additional information about the Little Lodge Academy Preschool Program can be found in the Preschool Handbook, including but not limited to: arrival/dismissal procedures, attendance expectations & procedures, nap/quiet time, tuition/fee schedule, home-school communications, and vacation policies and procedures.

Fees

Voluntary PRE-K: FREE

 

WRAP-AROUND FEES:

Registration Fee = $75/child

Rates starting at $100/week

IMPORTANT:

Refer to the Little Lodge Academy Preschool Handbook for the entire Fee Schedule.

2, 3 & 4 Year Olds:

Registration Fee = $75/child

2 YEAR OLDS:

Rates starting at $120/week

3 YEAR OLDS:

Rates starting at $108/week

4 YEAR OLDS (non-VPK eligible):

Rates starting at $100/week

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