Helping young children grow and learn through hands-on discovery.
From preschool through first grade, the early childhood years represent an important period in a child’s life when many social, emotional, and learning skills develop. The Early Childhood services at Laughlin Children’s Center address the needs of young learners by:
- Utilizing screenings and academic evaluations to identify strengths and weaknesses
- Employing staff that has professional training and credentials in child development, early childhood education, and/or elementary education
- Collaborating with other departments within the Laughlin Center such as Speech, Occupational Therapy, and Psychology
- Communicating openly with parents and guardians
- Maintaining licenses and accreditations through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
The Center’s array of services targets the development of the whole child by stimulating physical, social, emotional, and cognitive growth in ways that are developmentally appropriate and honor both the age and background of each child.