Our goal is to provide children with a safe warm environment that supports their growth as young learners. 

Our Mission

We believe a child’s earliest years should be a time filled with new stimuli and novel experiences that drive their cognitive, social, and physical growth and development. Pulling from the children's natural interests and curiosities about the world around them is the best catalyst for their learning, especially in these early years. 

One of our key elements is maintaining a ratio that supports individualized attention and the feeling of security. Teachers and assistants work together in the preparation and presentation of lessons to ensure the students are actively engaged and interested in the material being presented. Our small school also encourages a sense of community, assists in students' social connections, and helps in creating real friendships.

“We started at LAC when our daughter was 14-months-old. We were immediately impressed with the warmth of the staff and we knew our daughter would be in the best of hands, the educators have strong instincts, great communication skills and a passion for early childhood education. She had a wonderful experience with separation, as she felt comfortable and secure with her teachers and the classroom environment. Our daughter can’t wait to leave for school in the morning, trying to put on her shoes and walking to the door, which is her way of telling us, “come on, it’s time for school!”
— Rachael Dor Mintz

LAC Success Stories

Johnny started at LAC Early Childhood Center not being able to talk or communicate with his teachers and classmates. He would point or yell to show that he wanted something. Shortly after he began, Johnny started to receive speech therapy and later on he was joined at LAC by a daily SEIT (Special Education Itinerant Teacher). He has blossomed significantly with this help. Johnny is now communicating clearly with children and adults and connecting with his classmates in a way he wasn’t able to before. We are so proud of him and it has truly been a pleasure to watch his development.

Katie began at LAC at age 2 receiving speech therapy, feeding therapy, and physical therapy. She was extremely shy around her teachers and friends. Her teachers encouraged her and supported her while her classmates never backed away from her. We began to see a change in her and after several months, Katie no longer needed speech or feeding therapy. She blossomed right before our eyes. Her new abilities came with new found confidence and we saw her grow happier, more sure of herself, and more willing to approach teachers and students. She continued to receive physical therapy until she turned 3 and by this point, Katie could walk up and down the stairs and jump on the trampoline all by herself. She was excited at what she was now able to do and we were excited for her.

“LAC has been a loving and nurturing environment for our 9-month-old son. It was a big change for our family to leave him in the school, but the flexibility and support of all the staff was instrumental in our decision making. The teachers are very friendly, warm and take my son’s needs and individuality very seriously. The classes are well designed too: the kids sing, play, have story times and even make some crafts. We couldn’t be happier with our choice!”
— Ornela Novello

Meet the parents!

Maria Luna

Rickie Chang

Troy Bolden

William Tardie