Telephone: 80 44266767
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm
Located in Building 14 on Cessna Business Park, LifeConnections Child Care Center is for the exclusive use of Cisco employees. The center offers a full range of services and resources that support families with children whose ages range from 5 months to 48 months in one convenient location.
The state-of-the art, custom designed facility includes: spacious classrooms and a multi-purpose room, as well as a beautiful shady outdoor play space.
The Center has a well-equipped kitchen with cooking staff that are specially trained to prepare healthy food that children enjoy.
Curriculum at the LifeConnections Child Care Center
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework for learning and development.
Your child is unique – you know that! – and we use the EYFS framework to take every child’s unique qualities into account when planning their day.
Within the learning and development section of the EYFS there are seven areas of learning and development which we use to shape the educational programme in our center. The framework splits the areas of learning into ‘Prime’ and ‘Specific’ areas.
Prime Areas of Learning and Development
The three prime areas reflect the key skills and capacities that all children need to develop and learn effectively, and become ready for school. These three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. These three areas, are:
• Communication and Language;
• Physical development; and
• Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
For our youngest children we focus strongly on the three prime areas, which are the basis for successful learning in the other four specific areas. As children grow in confidence and ability within the three prime areas the balance will shift towards a more equal focus on all prime and specific areas of learning.
Specific Areas of Learning and Development
We support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are:
• Understanding the World; and
• Expressive Arts and Design.
Each area of learning and development must be implemented through planned, purposeful play and through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activity. Play is essential for children’s development, building their confidence as they learn to explore, to think about problems, and relate to others. Children learn by leading their own play, and by taking part in play which is guided by adults.
We recognise each child’s emerging needs and interests, guiding their development through warm, positive interaction. As children grow older, and as their development allows, it is expected that the balance will gradually shift towards more activities led by adults, to help children prepare for more formal learning as they transition to school.
Our Growing Programmes have been carefully created to support your child throughout their early learning journey, preparing them with the confidence, skills and abilities to succeed at school and beyond.
Developing Confident Mathematicians
Mathematics is embedded in everything that we do and experience in our day-to-day lives. For young children sitting on the second chair, helping set the table, finding a matching sock, cutting toast in half, sitting in a circle, walking through a rectangular door are all examples of everyday practical mathematics. Growing Mathematicians supports children to understand the purpose and importance of mathematics in their life and promotes their confidence to succeed at school.
How Bright Horizons Grows Confident Mathematicians
The Bright Horizons Growing Mathematicians learning approach creates opportunities to help children develop an understanding of the mathematical concepts inherent in their everyday lives. Carefully planned learning environments support preschool children in developing their skills and abilities as mathematicians in action, whilst adult-guided activities help them to begin to recognise that what they are doing is mathematical.
Developing Confident Readers
Research shows that the earlier children have enjoyable experiences with books and reading, the earlier their language and literacy skills blossom. Our Growing Readers approach inspires a love of books and stories, and nurtures the desire to be a reader and a creator of stories. By spending time together enjoying books, unlocking doorways to enchanted worlds, having fun with language, and exploring the connections between written and spoken word through a playful approach to phonics, we help your child grow into a confident and lifelong reader.
How Bright Horizons Grows Confident Readers
Growing Readers brings together home and nursery life, providing parents with some of the theory behind developing children’s reading skills, and also providing handy Hints & Tips, recommended reading lists and suggested activities for parents and children to explore together. Our Growing Readers Quarterly recommends Books of Excellence and fun activities, to support you in helping your child to grow into a confident reader with a love of books and passion for reading.
Developing Confident Writers
The journey to becoming a confident writer begins when a child experiments with creating different-shaped marks, be it making marks with a crayon, or simply moving a finger on a steamed up window or through spilt tomato sauce.
Enjoyable adult-guided activities such as threading, weaving, sewing and printing are essential for developing the co-ordination skills needed to hold and manipulate a pen to master the complex skills of handwriting.
How Bright Horizons Grows Confident Writers
Our Growing Writers approach supports the complex magical journey from making a mark, to emergent writing, to confident writer, laying the foundational skills that enable each child to flourish with the confidence and capability to succeed at school. More importantly, Growing Writers nourishes the inspiration and desire to write, exploring the connection between written and spoken word through play and communication.