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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Hula in the Coola

We have officially completed our 100 Days of School Chart!  We had a fun theme this week which was Luau.  The children participated in Hula in the Coola with the other classrooms where they learned how to do the hula dance.  They also did the limbo.  I showed the children where Hawaii was and had…

Hula Through the Week

Aloha! Pre-K has had a great time this week learning about Luaus and Hawaiian traditions. We began the week by learning about what is a luau and its significance to the Hawaiian people. Pre-k quickly became interested in going to Hawaii after learning that it is made up of a group of islands with many…

Lots of Fun with Luau Week

Lots of fun Luau themed activities and experiences in the classroom this week. Monday in art the children painted handprints on a poster and in language the children engaged in a Hawaii bingo game. For a social emotional experience, the children dictated some things about themselves and drew a picture. Tuesday the children colored the…