As a parent, one of your biggest challenges is to select the best possible preschool for your child.At Learning Springs, we understand this and strive to provide a safe, therapeutic, nurturing and stimulating environment in which every child can thrive while receiving individual attention from caring and experienced staff.Learning Springs recently celebrated 10 years as an educational institution in the San Jose community. From our inception as one small classroom to the thriving program we have become, Learning Springs is a mainstay in the San Jose community. LSA was founded in April 2006 by Lucia D’Souza to provide an inclusion program of academic excellence and developmentally appropriate curriculum for all children. Our School Age Program was added in 2008 with the K1 program following in 2012.
Policy of Inclusion
At LSA all children are welcomed. We do not discriminate according to race, ethnic background or ability. Our program welcomes and includes children with disabilities and works closely with other agencies and with families to provide exemplary services to these children. We believe strongly that all children deserve the right to developmentally appropriate programming and access to interaction with peers and supportive professional staff.
These are the pillars upon which Learning Springs is built to ensure success for your child. Each classroom at the Learning Springs is carefully designed to foster learning experiences while at the same time teaching each child critical skills such as social interaction, literacy and independence. We staff our classrooms with experienced, credentialed teachers who bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise when planning out the daily curriculum. Learning Springs gives Silicon Valley parents the unique opportunity to provide their children with a preschool that truly represents a microcosm of the outside world. Our staff base their daily lesson plans on the following philosophy: Each child brings a unique experience, background and skills to our setting and it is our job to encourage, validate and honor these differences. Discovery, exploration, active learning and curiosity are foundation stones that we use to help children learn both academically and socially. A learning environment that is rich, stimulating and safe is critical to ensure that children feel comfortable furthering their knowledge and fulfilling their potential.
Learning Springs has responded to ongoing requests from our parents to expand our elementary program. Learning Springs has responded by adding to our grade levels. We provide an excellent education for grades TK – Fourth.
Our elementary program provides a wonderful opportunity for children who need a smaller school setting to develop physically, socially or academically prior to entering a larger district or school placement.
Here are some basics components of our program:
- A small class size not to exceed 15 children.
- A full day program from 8:30 to 2:30 emulating the trend of public schools.
- Extra enrichment groups imbedded in the daily schedule and in the monthly tuition. (Groups such as art and social skills are offered on a rotation basis).
- A small, structured class, with individualized and differentiated instruction following Common Core, California standards-based curriculum.
- Additional 1:1 tutoring offered for children for whom English is not the first language.
- Before and after school program with homework assistance.
School Age Program (before and after school care)
Learning Springs’ before school program offers care from 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM, providing parents who have early work schedules to bring their child(ren) to a safe, comfortable setting allowing parents to get to work on time. Breakfast is provided between 7:00 and 7:30. Transportation to your child’s school is in Learning Springs’ vehicles driven by our staff.
Learning Springs’ after school program provides a safe, engaging, and nurturing environment for families requiring quality child care for before school, after school, and summer vacation. Our mission emphasizes creating an atmosphere that balances student learning, enrichment, physical activity, and free time in a stimulating and enjoyable setting. The program offered provides parents with safe, convenient and reliable out-of-school time care for their children. The program maintains clear policies and procedures and actively encourages and welcome open communication and parent involvement. Children will be transported to and from Learning Springs in the school’s vans by our staff.
Our program serves students in the Union, Cambrian and some schools of the San Jose Unified School Districts. To see if your child’s school is in our pick up range, drop us a line or give us a call.
Summer Camp (ages 5 – 11)
- Art Workshop
- Water Play
- Field Trips to Pump it Up, Happy Hollow, Fire Station, Movie, Bowling, The Jungle
- Afternoon at the Park
- Weekly Themes: Shipwreck/Games/Planet Pals/ Camping/Theater/Young Chefs/Legos/Footloose
- Social Skills