At Lakewood Child Care Center, we work to provide a carefully crafted, enriching curriculum in every classroom, for every child. Our curriculum is play-based, hands-on, success-oriented, and customized based on the developmental age, interests, and needs of the children in the group.

All teachers implement the Creative Curriculum—a rigorous framework of study that is developmentally appropriate while meeting the needs of each child as an individual—and build in activities and ideas from Ohio’s Early Learning Content Standards. 

Our teachers post curriculum plans in classrooms weekly, so parents and families can clearly understand what their children are learning and doing each day. We use a blend of formal and informal lesson plans. Both adult- and child-directed activities provide opportunities for establishing children’s healthy social and emotional growth through developing friendships, self-regulation skills, empathy, and the ability to resolve conflicts in positive ways.

Additionally, in each classroom, the teachers observe the children carefully and make notes of the child’s developmental milestones. We use Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ), the DECA Assessment, and Creative Curriculum Developmental Continuum. This information is shared with parents during conferences and throughout the child’s development at Lakewood Child Care.

We offer care and education for children from ages 6 weeks to 9 years of age. Learn more about our classrooms:

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“My children have been at Lakewood Child Care Center since 2016, and I cannot say enough wonderful things about the school, its teachers, and the director. The level of care is really the best there is in Lakewood. The staff is so dedicated, kind, and knowledgeable. They have become our partners in parenting, and we feel so grateful to be part of the LCCC family!”

— LCCC Parent

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All About Camping!

Our theme this week is Camping which is perfect since Summer is almost here!  We talked about different things that we would need to go camping such a tent, camper, portable grill, flashlight, cooler, water bottles, and the list goes on.  I asked the children if they went camping and some said they did and some said…

Gather Around the Campfire

Let’s all gather round the campfire! This week was all about camping! All this week, the children and I discussed the rules of camping and what we should/should not bring with us camping. At science, the children did just what we discussed, they sorted objects that should go camping and objects that should not go…

All Things Camping

Such a fun week of all things camping. Monday in art the children foil painted with yellow and orange paint to create a campfire. In math the children matched numbered tents and in language the children matched rhyming picture words. Tuesday in art the children glued tissue squares to a lantern and in math they…