220 WEST CLINTON AVENUE
 OAKLYN, NJ 08107

Exceptional Child Care for

Infants thru

Pre-Kindergarten 

Haddon Learning Center Child Care 

   

THE FIRST TEACHER

 

As your childs' first teacher, you are the key in how well your son or daughter does in childcare and in school.

 

PARTNER WITH US

 

We invite you to work with our teachers and administrators to help your student(s) get all they can out of their growing years.


We believe in an environment with  boundaries that are consistent, easy for children to understand, fair and developmentally appropriate.  


We rely on positive behavior techniques and rewards to motivate children.


It is important for parents to choose a child care provider that most closely matches their own parenting philosophy.  


We encourage every family that is considering Haddon Learning Center as a child care provider to tour our school and get to know us.  


Tours are individual and must be scheduled in advance, to insure that a Haddon Learning Center staff member is available to introduce your family to our school and to answer all of your questions. 

PARENT’S ROLE

our approach

 

THE TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS AND STAFF AT Haddon Learning Center child care ARE UNITED IN THEIR commitment to early childhood education.  We believe that all children:

 

  • Need to be included and feel valued and loved;

  • Have the power and desire to play and therefore learn through play;

  • Are curious and creative;

  • Can succeed!
     

No two children have exactly the same personality or learning style. That is why from our infant room, we utilize a mulitisensory approach to early childhood education. We combine direct instruction, small-group work, movement (exercise and dancing), music, and hands on learning so that each child experiences every facet of a lesson or theme.  


If the letter for the week is A, we will sing about A's, dance about A's, form A's with our body, make A sounds, we will take walks and search for things that start with the sound that the letter A makes.  Our art and fine motor skills will also be centered around the letter A.   We explore each topic and theme with our minds, body and spirit.  


Our center utilizes the acclaimed Pinnacle® Curriculum. Pinnacle® is a research-based early childhood curriculum, designed with both teachers and students in mind. Based on the works of Piaget, Gardner, and Erikson, Pinnacle® provides HLC teachers with the foundation to engage our students in developmentally appropriate activities. 


In addition to the Pinnacle® Curriculum, Haddon Learning Center :

  • ​Begins to communicate with our infants utilizing infant sign language from 6 weeks of age.
  • ​Utilizes "scaffolding instruction technique" to expand on your child's emergent skills and foster a strong foundation in their learning process.  This technique builds on each child's current knowlege and skills by gently expanding their level of comprehension and encouraging new skill acquisition. 
  • Introduces American Sign Language and basic Spanish at 30 months of age.
  • Explores the social education topics of feelings highlighting a different emotion every month in our lesson plans.
  • Recognizes, even in group care, that each child is an individual and is celebrated for their unique contribution to our group.
  • We "Play 60" integrating 60 minutes of heart raising fun movement into your child's day, every day no matter the weather.
  • We LOVE to experience and play in the great outdoors!  At HLC, your child will enjoy; neighborhood walks, age appropriate playgrounds and group play activities in our children's garden.